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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

By on October 16, 2003 (8:00:00 AM)

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Lawrence writes: "Dear editors: Regarding this message: I'd like to request a story on this issue, it has come to my attention that once Macromedia gets enough requests for a Shockwave player on Linux they will start porting it. Given the fact that your site reaches a lot of people in the community, your coverage should be enough to get this player released on Linux. Thanks for your attention." Well, we're here to serve. Read on ...

A source close to Macromedia told NewsForge that it would probably take a few thousand requests for the company to consider it cost-effective enough to add a new platform for one of its products.

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If it ain't broke...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: ] on October 17, 2003 11:00 AM
Newsforge has a new look...

Macromedia has a new technology for banner ads that spreads like a virus...

Sometimes, it's better not to fix something that ain't broken...

The old look had two clear, coherent sections. IT was organized in a clear, coherent, logical way. I'm lost with this new look. While I'll be back from time to time, I just can't see myself coming back multiple times per day any more.

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You have to ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: ] on October 17, 2003 01:04 PM
You'd think they would want to reach an audience that are typically trendsetters and adpoters of the emerging technologies. Linux will only continue to grow worldwide and where a company does not plant a seed other plants will sping up in the garden to take their place. CITIUS ALTIUS FORTIS!

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no thanks

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: ] on October 17, 2003 02:14 PM
Please keep Shockwave off of Linux. There are excellent open standards alternatives to Shockwave--we really don't need to encourage its continued use by giving it millions of more desktops.

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Who cares?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: ] on October 17, 2003 10:52 PM
They can keep it for all I care.

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yes, ask a lot.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on October 19, 2003 10:57 PM
I used to ask EE/FPGA design software companies for linux versions of their free/lowcost student softwares. They told me that there's no demand, even though they sold the unix versions of the same software coupled with linux versions. I guess they think poor students like to buy microsoft licenses just to use the free demos. (thank god for X11 and SSH, 'cuz I could remote-use the unix versions they had at the university computers)

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Re:yes, ask a lot.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on October 29, 2003 08:18 AM
What is the best way for us to format our requests. Telephone, e-mail, snail-mail or sit-in. This issue doesn't loom particularly large for me but my kids now go to the 1 remaining windows box in our house to cruise on yahoo games and cartoon network. I will also contact these entities (without mentioning the W alternative). The commercial websites may be more effective than individual consumers in "motivating" the proper response from macromedia.

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Re:yes, ask a lot.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on November 20, 2003 06:22 AM
There's a link in the article (the link's the word "message" in the first line) to a request form (internet based so it's quick).
Hope that helps.

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.183.110.127] on August 20, 2007 09:00 PM
They should just make it and stop being so gay.

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 71.126.128.117] on August 21, 2007 01:08 AM
if adobe offers a service for free it should offer it on all platforms...plain and simple, if people at adobe(fairly smart people) can't realize the bias in the work they've created then maybe adobe employees aren't as intelligent as their products present them to be

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"A few thousand requests"

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.72.88.49] on August 22, 2007 03:09 AM
There already has been 25k already! Come on! What is with this?

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 129.21.108.13] on September 05, 2007 01:14 PM
aigh! I can't do my school homework WITHOUT shockwave, but I can't afford Windows lol. I'm a poor broke college kid. WTF is this crap huh?
Get shockwave on linux, or pay for a windows system for me, huh macromedia?

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 75.61.204.105] on September 06, 2007 01:13 AM
26,166 as of 2007/09/05. How many more do you want? I'm beginning to lose ALL respect for Adobe.

http://www.petitiononline.com/linuxswp/petition.html

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 203.114.145.217] on October 05, 2007 07:58 PM
WTF is wrong with these guys? I mean, cmon, there are thousands of Linux user out there that would probably all greatly appreciate this, so surely porting shockwave to Linux would be a good idea for these idiots?

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.98.193.188] on October 23, 2007 04:26 AM
They need to release a linux version --

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 213.84.243.169] on November 28, 2007 05:12 AM
Yes, please make the Shockwave player available for Linux! I've been missing out on a lot of games for years now. I would like to be able to play them finally.

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 82.176.197.64] on December 02, 2007 08:42 PM
i guess a company like Novell could mean something in this. They own SuSe and they say the desktop is ready for use. So c'mon Novell help us out here.

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 69.22.88.49] on December 09, 2007 03:16 PM
Yes, I would like to have it available for Linux. Screw windows. I bought a retail version and can only use it on one machine. What a joke. I wish I heard of Unbunto before buying XP

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 217.136.81.129] on December 27, 2007 08:41 AM
We moved to linux (Ubuntu) a couple of weeks ago. I don't need Shockwave, but my kids miss it a lot, because they can't play the online games any longer, and they keep me informed about that every day :-( I just signed the petition, got some number past 28,000, don't remember the exact number. However, I doubt the number of signatures means much to Adobe. It's all about getting paid, and they are obviously not getting sponsored by linux users.

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 60.241.217.28] on February 04, 2008 08:59 AM
Who cares about Shockwave? I haven't used it (or encountered a page that needed it) in years..

Let's see better support for Flash and Flex, and maybe get a petition going so I can buy CS4 for Linux

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Shockwave for Linux: All you have to do is ask

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 72.152.213.83] on February 18, 2008 11:22 PM
I wonder if they have orders from Microsoft.
greenaged

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