Monday, February 06, 2006

Flash: just say NO!

Flash, the bane of the 64-bit user. Apparently, creating a VM, a scripting language and an audio output is something that requires such wizardry, nobody outside the open-source community is willing to roll them together. We got our whiny Macromedia folks saying it's too complicated to be done right away... buffalo excrement! You don't even need to release the source, just change your licensing, buddy! We'll do the rest...

Oh we've also got the Unix vendor everybody wishes they loved, Sun. They now sell Athlon64 and Opteron workstations and servers, and support Linux too. And yet there's no 64-bit Java plugin for a web browser. How hard can it be, folks? Come on...

Standards compliance is the only way forward, show your support for Open Source, do not use Flash or any proprietary plugins/formats on your site. Write to webmasters who insist on using Flash anyway.

1 comment:

Vinit said...

Oops!

Now I see this post.