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pinniped 11-18-2008 03:00 AM

Adobe announces 64-bit Flash
 
Yes folks, it must be the end of the world. The next thing you'll be hearing of cats and dogs living together and the christian fundamentalists promoting gay marriage.

http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS5...33.html?kc=rss

Hopefully it has fewer bugs than the 32-bit version, but I doubt it. This is still the beginning of the transition of common proprietary software from 32-bit to 64-bit. It's still rather amusing that most commonly used free software has been happily running in 64 bits for at least the past 5 years (and many have been 64-bit clean way back in the mid 1990s).

jlinkels 11-18-2008 05:06 AM

OMG.. I have been installing 32 bits flash on 64-bits systems so many times that I would not know how to install genuine 64-bits Flash...LOL

jlinkels

H_TeXMeX_H 11-18-2008 07:18 AM

yay, I think this piece of news has been posted at least 5 times here on LQ. But, it is good news.

jlinkels 11-18-2008 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinniped (Post 3346029)
This is still the beginning of the transition of common proprietary software from 32-bit to 64-bit. It's still rather amusing that most commonly used free software has been happily running in 64 bits for at least the past 5 years .

There was no marketing advantage in promoting 64-bit applications because WinXp was 32 for the mainstream version. Then Vista was not stable in 64 bit (so I heard) and THEREFOR there was no marketing advantage in promoting 64-bits. If there is no marketing advantage, it will not be for sale. Once Microsoft make their customeres conscious that the OS should be 64 bits, oh boy, see all those software manufactures tumbling over each other to promote and sell 64-bits software. For a 20% price increase of course, and preferable creating an incompatibility between the 32 and 64 bits version.

And you know what? Customers don't even notice that they are being manipulated, instead they will be standing in line and buy 64 bits versions just to brag about it.

jlinkels

H_TeXMeX_H 11-18-2008 12:54 PM

The interesting thing is that they released the 64-bit plugin only for testing on Linux not for Window$.

jlinkels 11-18-2008 01:56 PM

That makes sense as 64-bits is mainly non-existing. Dunno for sure, I installed a 64-bits laptop 3 months ago and it came with Gawdforbid Vista in 32 bits version.

The good point is that apparently Adobe does not consider a Linux version as an aftertought, but realizes that Linux really is an OS and even more used in 64-bits that Windows.

jlinkels

pinniped 11-18-2008 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 3346542)
The interesting thing is that they released the 64-bit plugin only for testing on Linux not for Window$.

It's hardly surprising; people like me have been nagging Adobe every few months (are we there yet?) and pointing out that we just stay away from websites with Flash and while nagging Adobe we also nag web designers to leave out *all* Flash stuff except possibly for providing an icon to click if you really want to view the thing. I guess putting out a 64-bit version just means less mail being filtered into the "bitchylinuxgeeks" directory.

It's all good for Adobe though; once the code is 64-bit clean they'll have no trouble building for winduhs either.


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