Brahim wrote:"Adobe has now announced that they will remove Flash Player for Linux and make it available only for Google Chrome. Adobe agreement with Google to release a plugin dedicated to Chrome (available for both 32-bit and 64-bit) through Pepper Plugin API (PPAPI) with which they can benefit other browser. In the next few hours Flash Player for Linux will be removed from the official repositories of Adobe." that's what noobslab says here http://www.noobslab.com/2012/02/no-adobe-flash-on-linux-except-chrome.html
dee wrote:Just another reminder that Google is no friend to Linux
nomko wrote:In what way Google is no friend of Linux? I think you miss the point here of Google Android is basically Linux... Can you support your quote???
dee. wrote:nomko wrote:In what way Google is no friend of Linux? I think you miss the point here of Google Android is basically Linux... Can you support your quote???
Android uses a (modified) Linux kernel but is entirely its own animal, quite separate from what most people call Linux distributions (or Gnu/Linux, if they want to be anal about it). Android uses bionic instead of glibc, SurfaceFlinger instead of X/Wayland, everything is developed in-house, almost all the hardware drivers are proprietary, there's closed source firmware with backdoors, the Google Play app (which is proprietary) has a backdoor that can be used to remotely uninstall apps from the user's device without the user's permission and also supports DRM...
Google uses and contributes to Linux when it suits their goal of monetizing their users, ie. turning every one into an ad revenue generating data mine. The rest of the time, they support it when they feel like it - there's plenty of Google software that is still only available for Windows/Mac but not Linux.
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