Now, I know, (JEFF), from snooping around your blog that you don't like the flash player...
And I know that the Blag is being developed as a package of completely free software. BUT,
as an exercise for me, I would like to know if it is possible to install it to the blag.
I mean, the blag is about FREEDOM right? Freedom to move and develop and use a computer, a system, the way one chooses, am I correct here?
So I am thinking it might be an interesting experiment to try to load the flash. I might just get rid of it afterwards, too. I learn a lot by loading and reloading and unloading etc.
I think I said somewhere, I reload my OS about as often as I wash my bath towels. And I am not really that grubby. I was not really exaggerating too much there. I reload a lot, my preferred method of learning about computers being trial and error. I have scr--d my OS so many times in the last 6 years or so, I cannot begin to count. And the box I have now, I have thought it was a gone-er about 4 or 5 times already and by some miracle, it was always possible to get it up and going again. Most people I know (I must say I don't know many geeks) would have given up and trashed it long ago. So it kind of gives me a perverse satisfaction to bugger it and then un-bugger it again, if you know what I mean.
So, I am just thinking to load the flash player for the heck of it.
Here is the thing. I do not know anything about this stuff, so I am just swinging with an axe in the forest blindfolded.
AT this link:
http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/dow ... lternates/
are the 2 possibilities I see.
the links say:
Flash Player 7 for Mozilla 1.2
Flash Player 6 for Mozilla 1.1
These Linux packages (RPM, DEB, ebuild) are available for manual download, apt-get, urpmi, or emerge for these supported operating systems: RedHat, Mandrake, SuSE, Conectiva, Debian, Gentoo, Generic.
So that means I have to see which one of these should work for this core? Which is Fedora 3? And Fedora is Red Hat? They said it is compatible with Red Hat 9, right? Does that fit here?
What is the best way to get it, aptget? Okay, off to surf some more and answer my own questions as long as it works...
PS: I am assuming I have to load the Mozilla, that being a dependency, but, wait a minute, is not the Firefox built on Mozilla? So would that not mean that this player should work with it, everything being downwards compatible usually??