On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 12:23 PM, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh(a)redhat.com> wrote:
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On 01/11/2016 02:13 PM, Nikos Roussos wrote:
> On January 11, 2016 8:28:43 PM GMT+02:00, Josh Boyer
> <jwboyer(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 1:21 PM, Nikos Roussos
>> <comzeradd(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>>>> A few reasons, in my own personally believed order of
>>>> popularity for Chrome:
>>>> 1. Media "just works". Netflix, amazon video/music,
>>>> spotify, etc.
>>> Netflix "just works" on Firefox too (due to EME support).
>>> Spotify is
>> flash. If you install flash-plugin it works on Firefox too.
>> Having to install flash is a terrible thing these days. Also,
>> Firefox as shipped in Fedora out-of-the-box doesn't work for
>> this because Fedora out-of-the-box doesn't have the codecs.
>> Chrome bundles them, so end users that don't care get them and
>> "it works".
> True, but are you sure most users want this? My feeling is that
> Flash media is something most users try to avoid.
You give users too much credit. Users only care if the thing they are
trying to do actually happens. Whether or not it happens via flash is
so far down the list it might as well be ignored, until the inevitable
Normally I'd agree, but Flash is special.
If it ever consciously held a special place in one's heart, it's now
migrated elsewhere. Part of the colonic I give to Chrome, is disabling
its built-in Flash. Last year both Chrome and Firefox temporarily
disabled Flash remotely due to severe vulnerabilities, and many users
were made very aware of what Flash provides, because for a while it
wasn't being provided.