Linux Foundation Fumbles

“The results were a big surprise, and hearkened back to the bad ol’ days when open source and the rest of the world usually didn’t work and play well together. Browser, cookies, bandwidth and “Flash Test Video” all passed with flying colors. What didn’t pass? Our Linux Mint operating system.”
 
See Linux Foundation ‘Fails’ Linux Mint: Suggests Upgrade to Windows or Mac
I’ve played sports a bit. I know one can be quite skilled/capable and still have an embarrassing fumble. I hope this is all this is. I hope this is a learning experience. I hope The Linux Foundation once again embraces the desktop OS that is GNU/Linux. Really, folks, it’s not just about servers and controllers and networking. GNU/Linux works for people.

FLASH? LF webinars depend on FLASH!? This is the 21st century. Folks are using HTML5 and lots of other popular standards. Why is LF trying to hold the world back to a deprecated technology, one that only awkwardly works with their kernel?

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9 Responses to Linux Foundation Fumbles

  1. kurkosdr says:

    And of course, if you change the browser string and fool the site into thinking the OS is either OS X or Windows, it will work just fine. There is nothing “OS specific” on most websites nowadays, code is either Javascript or Flash (old “web apps” like creately(dot)com still use Flash). But some moronic PHB mandated that OS check to be there so they won’t have support complaints from other OSes, which wasn’t going to happen anyway but he just can’t get it.

    Unless of course the evil website required the GoToMeeting plugin, in which case I hate them with a passion.

  2. oiaohm says:

    Dougman legalese I do understand that that is the problem. If you say no one in a court of law it no one covers entities this is what businesses are and in fact covers items like search engine bots.

    Hammy, obviously you do not understand legalese. “No one” could have been used in a multitude of uses.
    No one has a very strict legal meaning. No one in legal has to mean nothing is human, animal, Business and artificial intelligence is doing it exactly the same as nobody.

    Saying legalise is wrong. Saying I am not respecting slang usage of the words “No one” is right. Of course only idiots make out that slang is legalese. Please note in legalese “No one” and nobody have exactly the same meaning in slang they can be argued as different.

    There are reason why you see no human or no person and terms like this used in legal documents instead of where a person using slang would have used no one because one does not have to mean a person/human. One is a number or a entity and a entity can be many things one of those things is human.

    dougman basically how deep of a hole are you going to dig yourself this time before you wake up you are totally wrong again.

  3. dougman says:

    “If you have to ask what no one means the person using it is a troll idiot who to be called that. So this line just proves you are a idiot dougman thank you for provide me with something to quote.”

    Hammy, obviously you do not understand legalese. “No one” could have been used in a multitude of uses. See, the wording for “no one” as used, is a indefinite pronoun. Go look on Wikipedia and then reply back in no less then eight paragraphs, as to how you were incorrect in your assumption.

    Go pound sand.

  4. oiaohm says:

    The ONLY one’s active in IE11 are business that are locked into it such. Notice: I stated, “no one uses IE”, a business is NOT a person.

    So attempting to alter meaning of no one now. Business does not exist run by AI that are running IE to browse the internet so there is someone using IE in the business for it to be on the internet and found by statistical sites. Of course dougman can you prove that ~4.0 of internet explorer usage is coming from all from business the answer is no you cannot instead as normal you are making stuff up to attempt to win a point. Because you cannot admit you had over looked things.

    “Please define ‘no one’ for me!”, but you did not, again you took the bait and mashed down on your keyboard a few times, and barely wrote something semi-intelligent. DERP.
    If you have to ask what no one means the person using it is a troll idiot who to be called that. So this line just proves you are a idiot dougman thank you for provide me with something to quote.

    Could it some of it be becoming from home users yes. Also the web numbers shows that in fact you statement is wrong there is 0.2 of IE10 and 0.2 of older floating around so IE11 is not the only one active but other percentages are small.

    VP9 codec name lining up with VP9 gun does cause some issues deploying that codec. So yes we need AV1 codec so we will have a high performing codec in browsers by default without a naming conflict and not restricted by patents.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOMedia_Video_1
    Yes AV1 to be release 2017.

    AV1 exists purely because licensing HEVC is hell adobe has done it for flash yet fairly much everyone making browsers does not want to or cannot legally.

    Even when AV1 gets here we can expect IE11 and before not to have AV1 support.

    Safari even VP9 users do have a method. https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/40b3y3/this_is_how_you_can_play_webm_in_safari/ it is just not nice for them.

  5. dougman says:

    Obviously you ARE going to argue. Fine, be stupid.

    The ONLY one’s active in IE11 are business that are locked into it such. Notice: I stated, “no one uses IE”, a business is NOT a person. What you should have asked is “Please define ‘no one’ for me!”, but you did not, again you took the bait and mashed down on your keyboard a few times, and barely wrote something semi-intelligent. DERP.

    BTW: Not only is “VP9” a codec, its a decent handgun made by Heckler & Koch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n_VSwSlKts

  6. oiaohm says:

    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_explorer.asp
    Dumbass, no one uses IE anymore. Are you going to set here and argue that people do? LOL!
    No you are the dumbass who has commented again without checking the statistics.

    Internet Explorer 11 that does not have VP9 is more popular than Microsoft new browser edge that does have VP9. Nuking Safari and Internet Explorer that does not include VP9 effects roughly 8 percent of users. Personally I think this 8 percent is worth hurting. They do have other options compared to making everyone else put up with flash. Compared to the roughly 5 percent mobile(android/ios) who don’t have the ability to use flash at all on those platforms. So choosing flash to have HEVC or browser supported VP9 is going effect users about the same percentage.
    The Difference:
    VP9 path is effected uses can change browser to work around it.
    Flash/HEVC effected users have to change device/operating system.

  7. dougman says:

    “cut out old internet explorer ”

    Dumbass, no one uses IE anymore. Are you going to set here and argue that people do? LOL!

  8. oiaohm says:

    I understand why Flash. The reason pure suxs.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5_video#Browser_support

    H.265 / HEVC is in fact supported by flash.
    https://www.extremetech.com/computing/162027-h-265-benchmarked-does-the-next-generation-video-codec-live-up-to-expectations

    Yes H.265 saves lot of bandwidth compared to H.264. H.264 is really all you can depend on being in all browsers by default. I wish more browsers would support more of these video formats so you don’t need up in these cases any more.

    Now if you want to go flash less and have bandwidth usage HEVC you have to go vp9 that is still a little hard to find hardware acceleration for and cut out old internet explorer and Safari. Maybe we are to the point were we have to say stiff brisket to internet explorer and safari users.

  9. dougman says:

    I would agree, who the hell uses flash anyone? HTML5 has been the way to go!

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