How long can you last without flash enabled on your laptop?

Yr Blues

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I did this, but I'd like to see the response. And I'm not talking about the iPhone, iPod touch, etc…
 

Yr Blues

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I've lasted ever since Click To Flash came out. I don't miss it one bit - in fact I get annoyed at work when I have flash adverts everywhere.
C2F is peace of mind, but how often did you have to enable flash?
 

cube

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I ask:

How long can you last without Real Player being supported in Snow Leopard?
 

Yr Blues

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I ask:

How long can you last without Real Player being supported in Snow Leopard?
I use real player all the time. Sometimes I listen to a talk radio stream and listen to music on itunes at the same time
 

miknos

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I use GlimmerBlocker for ads and CLick2Flash to block flash.

Flash is widely used but it's losing ground (source: Daring Fireball).

I know many people can't live without it but it's a matter of waiting for developers to stop using flash.
Before Flash was used mostly to show an ugly and stupid presentation to enter a website. It got widely used when websites started the video format wars. You had quicktime, realplayer, vmw...

At that time most people used Desktops and videos where small resolution. Nobody knew/cared about optimization/cpu consumption. Today notebooks are more used and battery life is important.

New technologies are arriving to substitute Flash. They are better and exist now. You just have to wait for developers to adapt. Youtube and Vimeo are already pushing html5 in their videos, so we should expect for other big and small websites to follow.

Flash video is dying SOON. What about games? That's another story.
 

Yr Blues

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I use GlimmerBlocker for ads and CLick2Flash to block flash.

Flash is widely used but it's losing ground (source: Daring Fireball).

I know many people can't live without it but it's a matter of waiting for developers to stop using flash.
Before Flash was used mostly to show an ugly and stupid presentation to enter a website. It got widely used when websites started the video format wars. You had quicktime, realplayer, vmw...

At that time most people used Desktops and videos where small resolution. Nobody knew/cared about optimization/cpu consumption. Today notebooks are more used and battery life is important.

New technologies are arriving to substitute Flash. They are better and exist now. You just have to wait for developers to adapt. Youtube and Vimeo are already pushing html5 in their videos, so we should expect for other big and small websites to follow.

Flash video is dying SOON. What about games? That's another story.
isn't clicktoflash a solution that they should use, then? give people the choice.....

it's funny how I was listening to Leo Laporte saying the same thing about flash, but all of his live streams are based on flash
 

marksman

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No.

Flash sucks, so click to flash does not make it suck any less.

That is like should we let our kids use drugs. No we should not let them do drugs, unless they want to use drugs, and in that case we should then let them use drugs.
 

Yr Blues

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No.

Flash sucks, so click to flash does not make it suck any less.

That is like should we let our kids use drugs. No we should not let them do drugs, unless they want to use drugs, and in that case we should then let them use drugs.
depends how old they are. kids drink alcohol in some countries. kids take pharmaceuticals for medicinal purposes.
 

Yr Blues

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I suppose you're trying to make some kind of point. Well done. I'll be happy when Flash has gone the way of IE6. If the increase in the number of devices like the iPad that do not support Flash hastens its demise, I'm all for it.
I'm just saying if the content is what you wanted, you didn't care that it was flash....or you wouldn't have used it.

I don't like flash....it hits my CPU hard, but there are times where I don't mind. I'm watching TWIT live right now.
 

Luke Redpath

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I'm just saying if the content is what you wanted, you didn't care that it was flash....or you wouldn't have used it.

I don't like flash....it hits my CPU hard, but there are times where I don't mind. I'm watching TWIT live right now.
Actually, I do care and I will continue to advocate the use of better alternatives.
 

Yr Blues

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Actually, I do care and I will continue to advocate the use of better alternatives.
I agree. I would also like to get the content that I need to get rather than waiting for the switch. I'm hoping everyone switches to HTML5 right now, but I still need a way to get to those that don't.
 

Trek2100

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I use ClickToFlash however, almost all websites I go to have flash including this forum. On most of the sites I frequent I have to allow certain segments to the white list because they are important to me. Its such a pain.:(