Given the level of support that Adobe has given to 64-bit and Linux, I wouldn't be surprised if Flash doesn't totally *suck* on these devices.
Still, I have to give them props for surviving this long: They're basically trying to insert an API layer between the web and the OS (making apps dependant on the layer, and not the OS), and that's gotten many a previous company bought-out or stomped into oblivion by Microsoft.
Uhmmm.. not that Microsoft hasn't already recognized this and started the stomping with the introduction of Silverlight....
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Quick afterthought: Mark my words - Microsoft will tolerate, even support, the Moonlight project (http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight) until such time as Flash has been rendered impotent.
At that point, Microsoft will jump to the next step - extending Silverlight in a non-documented way so as to make all other OS's incompatible. It's happened before and it will happen again.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana.
Hmm... Now that you put it that way. I see what you mean. Though somebody needed to innovate back in the day. Now I guess it's time for them to be assimilated?
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Microsoft hasn't been able to use their traditional EEE strategy because Adobe's closed source, so they're going the Netscape route.
IE supported the Mac until such time as Netscape was defunct (IE4?), then dropped all pretenses of cross-platform support.
The end result is that if you wanted to see web pages consistent with the way they were created... you had to have IE6... which you can only legally have with a Windows license. I think this is where there going with Silverlight, in the long run.
Thank goodness for open source FF, and whatever black magic Opera uses to stay in business.
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