I agree with Brian, Real-player is a lot less 'free' in the terms you're thinking than Flash is. You don't get "upgrade to plus" announcements every five minutes for starters in Flash! However also agree with Christopher, Flash isn't anywhere near as supported on other platforms as Adobe like to make out.
Gavin Pearce | Junior Web Developer | TBS The Columbia Centre, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JG, United Kingdom Direct: +44 (0) 1344 403488 | Office: +44 (0) 1344 306011 | Fax: +44 (0) 1344 427138 MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] | Yahoo: pearce.gavin | Skype: tbs.gavin www.tbs.uk.com < http://www.tbs.uk.com/ <http://www.tbs.uk.com/> > TBS is a trading name of Technology Services International Limited. Registered in England, company number 2079459. -----Original Message----- From: Brian Butterworth [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 13 June 2008 07:55 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [backstage] RealPlayer banished Toady! 2008/6/13 Fred Phillips < [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >: On Thu Jun 12 19:45:49 2008, Brian Butterworth wrote: > 2008/6/12 Fred Phillips < [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >: > > > On Thu Jun 12 07:35:20 2008, Brian Butterworth wrote: > > > 2008/6/12 Dogsbody < [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >: > > > > > > What strange install allows RealPlaer but not Flash? > > > > Er, free software ones. > > > http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/ <http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/> > > has > > Linux x86, Solaris, Pocket PC and HP-UX versions as well as Windows > 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista and MacOS/X So? They still aren't free. They don't cost anything at all to the consumer. That's "free" is the prtacicable sense. RealPlayer is, if you mean free-software, is much less free. Anyway, Flash is now "free" in the sense you mean, isn't it? -- Brian Butterworth http://www.ukfree.tv <http://www.ukfree.tv> - independent digital television and switchover advice, since 2002 This message has been scanned for viruses by <http://viatel.mailcontrol.com/> Viatel MailControl, a service from <http://www.viatel.com/> Viatel.