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It's not just about philosophy

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 192.168.2.5] on March 19, 2008 11:07 AM
Adobe's Flash player is only available for a tiny fraction of the platforms that GNU runs on. If you happen to be running i386 systems, or x86_64 systems with nasty kludges, then sure you can use Adobe's proprietary software. Gnash keeps people from being locked-in to a platform - it can run on ARM-based PDAs, Sparc desktops, MIPS routers, and just about any other platform.

Of course, the iPhone still doesn't have the CPU power to run Flash...

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