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Time for a social experiment...will all of the people who openly bashed Apple and Steve Jobs for refusing to put Flash on the iPhone/iPad just as strongly decry the much loved Firefox for arguing a very similar position? The hypothesis to be tested is that people were actually just hating on Apple more than defending Flash.
Apple denies putting flash on the iPhone/iPad/iPod because they don't want the competition with their app store.

Firefox isn't doing it for the money, and I guarantee they still support Flash for years, otherwise they will be losing a lot of marketshare.
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who uses firefox these days anyways?
0/10
nice try
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now, see whos talking. Flash is just too inefficient :X
    
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I have other (completely unrelated) reasons for turning my back on Flash but I have. Flash can burn in hell! The sooner the better!
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I will believe this when they stop supporting it, and I predict the first one to do that gets a really big drop in market share. There are just far too many websites that depend on it.
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Who uses Firefox these days anyways?
Tens of millions - or more. There is really nothing to take it's place, since IE is as god-awful as it always has been; Opera is a bit player; and Chrome is so stripped down it is unusable trash. Oh, there is Safari, well, for that tiny fragment that want something hopelessly obsolete.

I am no fan of Flash, and I have never seen a Flash based web site that had any actual content - but it is something that sites do use, and not supporting it is simply a case of fail. Lots of talk about HTML5, but there are basically no sites using it, and unless the browser makers create retro-updates for their older versions of browsers, it will fail because Enterprise will not be interested - just like they are still not really that interested in Win7 or anything like that.
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Time for a social experiment...will all of the people who openly bashed Apple and Steve Jobs for refusing to put Flash on the iPhone/iPad just as strongly decry the much loved Firefox for arguing a very similar position? The hypothesis to be tested is that people were actually just hating on Apple more than defending Flash.
The difference is this guy isn't jumping the gun a bit with dropping Flash support.

Granted, a lot of people hate on Apple because they're Apple.

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Who uses Firefox these days anyways?
Me, for one.

Chrome may be faster in Javascript, but in real world stuff the Firefox 4 RC is far quicker, Chrome lags to hell and back when I install a bunch of extensions.
    
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So I guess Firefox 4 will not be downloaded... Everyone would have to re-write their web pages for this so called "new" experience.... lol.

We are currently @ 3.6.15, plenty of time before it comes closer to version 4.... lol

If its not backward compatible, I don't want it...
    
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Time for a social experiment...will all of the people who openly bashed Apple and Steve Jobs for refusing to put Flash on the iPhone/iPad just as strongly decry the much loved Firefox for arguing a very similar position? The hypothesis to be tested is that people were actually just hating on Apple more than defending Flash.
I see where you're going here but it's not the same really. They never said they wouldn't continue to support flash, only that it may at some point be irrelevant.
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I think they are moving toward HTML5 for a more definite reason, that reason may not be apparent to some, but it's glaringly obvious to me...

They want to be able to run code within the pages for more control over content & user.

HTML5 is nothing more than a curtailed move to lock content on the web, I wonder if it's going to steal information like "Who's clicking me?" whenever you touch anything on the page... I wouldn't doubt it...

I hate to be cynical here, but I tend not to trust changes where the internet is concerned...

This may be one man waving a warning flag, DANGER AHEAD, and not matter how trivial or foolish it may seem, I think we should talk about what IS possible with HTML, obviously being able to run codecs within the browser is pretty freaking powerful no? It leads one to think; "Gee I wonder what else HTML5 will be able to do?"

Will the users of the net be facing more dangerous & intruding malware & advertising now?

I don't know about you guys but I wish someone would file a class action law suit against the internet advertisers for installing & running malicious code & spyware on people...
There is simply no way to deny what these advertisers do, they are malicious and they know it!
Edited by _GTech - 3/14/11 at 7:05am
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