[News] Why Adobe Needs to Commit to GNU/Linux, Levanta Serves Linux

[News] Why Adobe Needs to Commit to GNU/Linux, Levanta Serves Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 13:55:36


Adobe Joins Linux Foundation But Forgets About Flash for Linux

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| I would hope that Zemlin will encourage Adobe to now treat Linux as a first
| class citizen as opposed to an afterthought for release after Windows.
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| I hope Zemlin will pressure Adobe to finally actually make Flash -- not just
| the player -- but Flash CS3 Professional, (the core Flash development tool)
| available for Linux as a fully commercially available and supported product.
| It is somewhat ironic in my opinion that Adobe can join the Linux Foundation,
| claim to support Linux and yet not offer its flagship Flash development tool
| on Linux.
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RAID: Levanta's Intrepid S Sets Benchmark Price-Point For Linux Data Center
Automation

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| Levanta, the leader in Linux data center automation, recently announced the
| availability of the Intrepid S, targeted at smaller Linux installations.
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Related:

Flashy 32bit diehards

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| At least Mr. Melanson talks to us from time to time, but his apparent policy
| of not discussing 64bit at all is such a denial mode that makes us think
| what's going on inside Adobe's corporate mind (as I believe he would like to
| be able to discuss it but his Management prevents him from doing so).
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For Adobe, a tough lesson in (open-source) diplomacy

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| The brouhaha had to be painful for Adobe, a community-friendly company that
| likes to think of itself as a kinder, gentler outfit than arch-rival
| Microsoft . But here Adobe was, accused of using its overwhelming position in
| PDF software to make money at the expense of smaller companies -- the very
| sort of behavior that earned Microsoft a bad rap in Silicon Valley.
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Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash

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| Now Adobe, which controls Flash and Flash Video, is trying to change that
| with the introduction of DRM restrictions in version 9 of its Flash Player
| and version 3 of its Flash Media Server software. Instead of an ordinary web
| download, these programs can use a proprietary, secret Adobe protocol to talk
| to each other, encrypting the communication and locking out non-Adobe
| software players and video tools. We imagine that Adobe has no illusions that
| this will stop copyright infringement -- any more than dozens of other DRM
| systems have done so -- but the introduction of encryption does give Adobe
| and its customers a powerful new legal weapon against competitors and
| ordinary users through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
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