View Full Version : [all variants] Flash installation question

December 27th, 2009, 01:10 PM
I think this is the right forum, anyways, I have a question regarding flash installation in Firefox. Does anyone know the reason why it's done through the package manager? In Windows, and I'm pretty sure previous versions of Firefox on Ubuntu, it could just be installed through the "missing plugins" bar in Firefox.

December 27th, 2009, 01:39 PM
In Windows every app has its own update manager, and its a mess - every app has a tray icon that annoys with its messages and eats resources.
In Ubuntu the updates are handled by update manager (apt), thus you have one unified update system that updates every app in your computer.
The Windows apps have their own separate updating system because of the lack of a unified system Ubuntu (and Linux in general) have.