On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 08:25:15 -0600 eculp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: [snip] > Flash is becoming more dominate daily and there are many sites that > are basically unusable without it. Some banking, telco, etc. sites, > etc. That are difficult if not impossible too use for account > access without flash and don't pay much attention to end user > requests based on the installed base of Flash. That brings up > another detail, many sites now require Flash even though they > don't actually need it probably to impress their customers with their > being on the technological, bleeding edge.
Unfortunately, the poor support for Flash, as well as other common web features under FBSD, is a prime reason that I continue to keep my WinXP PC operational. At least Window's Internet Explorer, despite its real or alleged problems, can correctly access virtually any site I want or need to visit. As the above poster stated, being able to correctly and expeditiously navigate through a banking site is an important criteria. I belong to a state 'Officials Association' that deals with officiating High School sports. Their site is written in such a way that Flash with either Windows Media Player or QuickTime are required to properly view the site. Try as I might, I have never gotten either Opera or Firefox using FBSD to correctly view that site. I basically just gave up on it. The same problem exists with many sites sponsored by Google for instance. If this was 1990, perhaps I could understand it. However, considering the present state of computing, the fact that plug-ins like Flash are not simple drop-in applets, similar to the way Internet Explorer handles them, is simply not acceptable. Just my 2¢. -- Gerard [EMAIL PROTECTED] The next unpopular group to have its rights taken away should be illegal aliens.
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