[K12OSN] Morley's Great K12LTSP labs - update

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Sun Jan 27 15:50:05 UTC 2008

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...

In October 2006 Tinic Uro blogged: "What about 64bit? There is no  
Windows 64bit or OS X 64bit version either right now. As I said before  
it is not a question of 'recompiling' the source code, there is lots  
of generic non platform specific work which needs to be finished  
first. We will ship a 64bit version for Windows, OS X Leopard and GNU/ 
Linux. It will happen. When? ... When it is ready." (http://www.kaourantin.net/2006/10/flash-player-9-for-linux-beta-1.html 

It's January 2008 now. Every major OS has 64-bit versions. All modern  
processors are capable of 64-bit. Come on, guys, get crackin'!

Nils Breunese.

P.S. Also see http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2006/10/whats_so_difficult_64bit_editi.html

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