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May 13, 2010 12:03 PM Subscribe
Adobe's Latest PR Campaign
posted by juiceCake (112 comments total)
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should bring comfort to those who fear Adobe pulling products from the Mac, given that Adobe loves Apple
, and have said so today publicly.
The so called "open war" is complicated. There are those who say HTML 5 and nothing but, like anointing the heir to the throne when they are but 14 years old and haven't fully matured yet. There are those who say HTML 5 wherever possible but Flash where not possible or practical. There are questions about performance for both technologies under the myriad of platforms and browsers. Web developers have been battling against Flash for site content use (but not for certain things like graphs and charts and animations) for years, as have Content Management Systems enabling clients to update their sites as Flash is neither easily indexed by Google or updated. In many cases it's a dispute of what was, what is now, and what is to come.
Recently, the arguments for and against have been taken to the public, or have they? Is it just a case of developers and corporations screaming in public while most of the passers by just cross the street and continue on with their lives. With an argument that many consumers don't really care and just use what makes sense to them at the time of purchase, the Open Screen Project
may keep Flash around for years to come as Android
, not being tied to a single hardware platform or provider continues to grow and Google will be building Flash right into Chrome
. There are also rumours that Google bought On2 just to provide an open video codec for the web. Interesting times.