[K12OSN] Morley's Great K12LTSP labs - update

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Sun Jan 27 15:44:31 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 04:43:03PM +0100, Nils Breunese wrote:
> Tom Wolfe wrote:
> >OK that settles the question of whether to go 5.0 EL or not -- if I  
> >have to struggle another nanosecond with getting flash to work with  
> >64-bit I don't want anything to do with it. I'd rather run the risk  
> >of being hacked and cracked, and that's the truth. Although I side  
> >with the philosophical arguments, my teachers demand flash with  
> >sound as their #1 priority, way above Office compatibility for  
> >example.
> >
> >WRT disadvantages of Edubuntu -- the disadvantages for me anyhow  
> >were numerous. Getting flash to work with 64-bit operating system  
> >proved a futile exercise, and I ran into all kinds of little  
> >glitches along the way. I won't go into details. That said it's got  
> >great curb appeal, and I hope that their spring 2008 version has  
> >more promise because it could be worth another look.
> If only Adobe would just be capable of creating a 64-bit version of  
> their Flash Player...
> Nils Breunese.
> P.S.1. We run a K12LTSP 5EL server with 64-bit Firefox and  
> nspluginwrapper to be able to use the 32-bit Flash Player. That works  
> fine, but I don't know about sound (and whether the whole 64-bit  
> versus 32-bit thing has anything to do with it).
> P.S.2. Others just install Firefox 32-bit on their 64-bit OS and that  
> apparently works just fine as well. Don't know if that helps with  
> sound though.
> P.S.3. Apparently Opera 9.5 will support running the 32-bit Flash  
> Player plugin under the 64-bit version of Opera out-of-the-box.
Has anybody on the list had success running Firefox for Windows under wine, and getting Flash to work that way?


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