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My main reasons to hate Flash

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Puntocom, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    • Propietary technology not compatible with all browsers.
    • By default, microphone is activated with high volume. A malicious flash application can grab this information.
    • When the mouse pointer is above the flash, mouse wheel does not scroll the webpage.
  2. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Which browsers isn't it compatible with? All the main browsers are more then capable of handling flash, and many issues with CPU/RAM usage -aren't- always Flashes fault (Firefox doesn't handle Flash well because it often has high CPU for the -majority-).

    I rarely use my microphone, and when I'm not using it, I have it unplugged, so I don't have people bothering trying to hear what I sound like :p, so I've never had this issue.

    Unless the Flash is coded badly (On the administrator/designers side) it shouldn't do this.

    Flash has its uses, however people tend to abuse it so that its used for -everything-.  
  3. vijayninel

    vijayninel Active Member

    Well done. Dont use flash. Steve Jobs will agree with you.

    I like if for its ability to rich interactive content though.
  4. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    It had to be said ;)

    I like Flash when it's actually used properly. As for flash intros (which Flash is used far too often for, in my opinion :p), weeelll, I'll just quote a Macromedia employee...

  5. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    For example text browsers or in the case I decide to run only free software. The free flash plugin really sucks.

    Anyway I find flash useful for banners or watching porn... although I would prefer a similar free technology.
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    If you're using a text browser... You didn't want text in the first place. Thats just logical.

    The Flash plugin -is- free. From what I'm aware, there is no premium Flash plugin, unless you mean the software for creating Flash, which doesn't offer a different plugin.

    Flash is useful for media, advertising, and for interactivity (Games and certain other things).

    Full flash websites, unless its for -heavy media- (Games, movies, some TV), serve no point in using a full flash implementation. Same goes for Flash intros, which tends to be considered an abuse by people that actually design in Flash. 
  7. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    I mean, I can't view the flash parts of a website properly from a 100% Free Software operating system.
  8. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    IMO Flash is outdated and should probably die. And Flash websites are just evil.
  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Theres a simple solution if you don't like Flash: Don't install the plugin ;)
  10. Kuma

    Kuma Active Member

    Do you mean OpenSource?
  11. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    I mean Free Software. Quoting GNU:

    The fundamental difference between the two movements is in their values, their ways of looking at the world. For the Open Source movement, the issue of whether software should be open source is a practical question, not an ethical one. As one person put it, “Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement.” For the Open Source movement, non-free software is a suboptimal solution. For the Free Software movement, non-free software is a social problem and free software is the solution.
  12. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    Adobe Flash is great for stuff that cannot be done using widespread web technologies.

    like on IMGUR, they use Flash to allow users upload multiple files in one go.

    i believe it can be achieved using HTML5 but using flash makes it compatible with tons more browsers.
  13. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I like it for creating games, and I like a lot of Flash games.
  14. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Adobe's inability to release consistently working versions for all major OSes means that Flash really shouldn't be used. I mean, how many months was there no x64 build for Linux?
  15. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

  16. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Yes, that works, but it's quite recent. For a large chunk of time preceeding that, there was no Linux x64 support at all.
  17. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    i understand your point. but from my memory, adobe actually had a beta of flash player for linux 64bit. but nothing for mac os x and windows os 64bit!

    you could not use adobe flash player inside IE 64bit edition for example... though it worked fine in IE 32 bit on Windows 64bit editions.

    and yeap. i know that linux 64bit does not really accepted the 32bit build of flash player for linux!

    but the recent developments are very positive in nature!

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