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Why Is Adobe Flash On Linux Still Broken?

CDarklock As if. (963 comments)

"It has occurred to me that Flash on Linux is the one major entry barrier controlling acceptance of Linux as a viable desktop operating system."

It has occurred to me that for the past decade, every Linux user has thought his most recent personal itch was the one major entry barrier to Linux desktop domination, and they have all been completely wrong.

The major entry barrier to Linux desktop domination is that even if you're a hardcore Mac or Linux or BSD guy, Windows simply doesn't suck that much. In general, any reasonably competent computer user can sit down at a Windows machine and get his work done. He may have to go out foraging for the right tools, but they're out there, and they're readily accessible.

Meanwhile, there is a vast community of computer users who are NOT reasonably competent, and while they may not be particularly good at getting their work done on Windows, they are EVEN WORSE at getting it done on anything else.

When retarded people can use Linux, you might have a shot at desktop domination. Until then, don't bother.

more than 6 years ago

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Jack Thompson Recommended for Permanent Disbarment

CDarklock CDarklock writes  |  more than 6 years ago

CDarklock writes "Attorney Jack Thompson was recommended for permanent disbarment in the referee's report to the Florida Supreme Court. This isn't final yet, but it looks like this scourge of the gaming world is finally about to be shut down for good."

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CDarklock CDarklock writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I work as a contractor at Microsoft in the Standards Engineering and Automation Lab (SEAL team) for Windows.

So if you say Windows sucks, I take it somewhat personally. ;)

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