Re: [Jeff Covey @ Freshmeat] We Are Losing the Browser War

From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 09:07:41 PST

Karl Anderson wrote:
> "Stephen D. Williams" <> writes:
> > Of course sites often abuse capabilities like Flash.
> I learned that having flash installed crashes my browser (netscape
> 4.72 on redhat 6.2, approx. 2 year old hardware) when I visit some
> sites. That makes flash currently unviewable under linux, as far as
> I'm concerned. Designers that use flash are shutting out linux users
> (at least the majority that use my vanilla setup), and if they
> don't know that, they haven't done jack for usability testing.
> --
> Karl Anderson

Flash works perfectly in Netscape 6 (but of course that's a pig).

I've had flash working very well in later 4.X browsers, 4.75 or 4.76.
Early 4.7X browsers like 4.72 were flakey on Linux. All of them have
some minor annoyances.


Stephen D. Williams
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