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Isn't YouTube delivering HTML5 when Flash is not available?
My understanding is that YouTube is converting everything to HTML5, but the process isn't finished; some videos will still be available in Flash format only for the time being.
Using -current on OpenBSD, I can view many YouTube videos on stock Firefox 13.0 with no extensions or other collateral applications installed. I see smooth delivery on a i386 system with 4GB RAM (which means that it only uses 3GB...). On another i386 system with only 1GB RAM, delivery is choppy. On this system, I download YouTube videos through youtube-dl & play them through mplayer. This works fine.
At one time, I did use gnash on OpenBSD, but gnash likes to chew up all available memory. Other applications are available too.
Yes, Flash on OpenBSD has been a sore spot for quite some time, but with HTML5, it is becoming less of an issue, & a number of alternatives exist which may work when Flash is still the only choice.
Nothing like using one of the least secure software platforms available on one of the most secure OSes available
Well OpenBSD is only secure at the time of install. What you do with it after that does indeed determine how prone it becomes to attack. I guess Theo pukes knowing people actually use flash with his OS
Well OpenBSD is only secure at the time of install.
While this is a direct paraphrasing of the OpenBSD project's byline ("Only two remote holes in the default install, in a heck of a long time!"), it is also important to keep in mind that security is not simply a state or a question of using a particular product or feature. Security is the result of everything -- what software we use & how we use it.
OpenBSD provides tools & a source base which can be effectively used to maintain & attain a secure environment, but it cannot save the clueless from themselves.