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Re: [K12OSN] CentOS5 64bit & Flash 9



On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 12:00 -0500, k12osn-request redhat com wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 17:13:23 -0800
> From: "Robert Arkiletian" <robark gmail com>
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] CentOS5 64bit & Flash 9
> To: "Support list for open source software in schools."
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> On Jan 23, 2008 4:46 PM, Peter Scheie <peter scheie homedns org>
> wrote:
> > I'm facing the same dilemma: I've got a client installation to do
> this weekend
> > and I'm vacillating between versions 6 and 5-EL.  Support for
> version 6 from the
> > Fedora project has run out; OTOH, I've not been able to get Flash 9
> sound
> > working on version 5-EL.  Sound isn't listed as a requirement, but I
> wouldn't be
> > surprised if that changes.  The site is temporary, lasting only a
> year, so I'm
> > leaning toward version 6 because I know it works.
> 
> Opera's new 9.5 version has a 64bit version that supports flash 9.
> It's still in beta and I think still has a few bugs but it's nice to
> know this is coming. Read the comments about each release at the
> bottom. They usually have some info as to how flash support is doing.
> 
> http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog
> 
> Also Opera doesn't have the X pixmap memory issue on the client. 

Does this mean that the browser doesn't blow up every 10 seconds when
viewing some heavy Flash animations? Firefox used to seem more stable
but it constantly blows a fuse these days under Flash (32bit ver for
both)

regards,
William


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