Posted by: Anonymous
on August 13, 2008 09:49 PM
These multimedia features may not be essential parts of the system
No, in the 21st century, they are. You wanna compete with the big boys, you gotta be better than they are. The other distros that whine about licensing and other stupid shit that no one else cares about don't get it. When I tried the 2007.1 version of Pardus, I was very impressed. I used it as my primary desktop for about a month, the longest Linux has ever managed to hang in there. Sounds like they've moved quite a bit forward even from that. Sad to hear that they still haven't fixed the flash issue. It's been over a year, you'd think someone would've been able to fix it by now. Yeah, yeah, I hear it starting to form in your head: Flash is proprietary, we don't have access to the code, we can't fix it, whine, whine. The Firefox team, however, has access to THEIR code and can implement workarounds. Is it an ideal solution? No, but it's a hell of a sight better than having your browser constantly crashing for no good reason. As far as I'm concerned, this is as much Mozilla's issue as Adobe's.