On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 04:34:17AM -0500, Sam Fourman Jr. wrote: > for what it is worth, between 3 companies that I do consulting for, there > are about 250 workstations that currently use, Windows ME, or Windows > 2000.Flash and Microsoft Outlook remain the only 2 reasons we can not use > PC-BSD. Wine is making some GREAT Progress, and very shortly if not already, > Outlook will run in wine, and the lack of a current flash player will remain > the only thing standing in the way of 250 more PC-BSD stations.
Unfortunately, I don't think Adobe is likely to give a damn about people who would switch to FreeBSD (or FreeBSD spin-off like PC-BSD) if there were a current, stable Flash player for the platform. All Adobe's likely to care about is people who use FreeBSD (or a spin-off) regardless of whether there's a current, stable Flash player available. Adobe wants market penetration -- which it's just as happy to get by people being "stuck" on MS Windows as by any other means. So . . . if you want your situation to provide some kind of influence on Adobe to provide current, stable Flash players for FreeBSD and its spin-offs, you need to come up with numbers of FreeBSD-based desktop systems, not a number of systems running a platform Adobe already supports that *isn't* FreeBSD-based, no matter how much you'd like to change those systems to PC-BSD. -- Chad Perrin [ content licensed PDL: http://pdl.apotheon.org ] awj @reddit: "The terms never and always are never always true."
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