[maemo-users] What is flash?

From: Matt Emson memsom at interalpha.co.uk
Date: Tue Jul 22 11:26:42 EEST 2008
Karl Kobel wrote:
> Yes, I see now...
> "I here alot about flash what is it?"
> I assumed he was refering to 'flash', the noun.
> "Did you try to flash the 770 again?"
> Andre was referring to 'flash', the verb.

I haven't been reading all the threads that Jeff posted, but to be 
honest I read his question and got a third answer!

Flash is a plug-in for the web browser that allows it to display little 
programs in line. These range from small animations to full featured 
applications. Flash is is technology owned by Adobe systems (originally 
Macromedia, but Adobe bought that company) and is largely demonised on 
the web because it has generally poor performance and is only available 
of a few platforms (Windows, Mac, LINUX on Intel x86/ia32 compatible 
hardware and some phones and other devices such as the N series 
tablets.) A common use of Flash these days is to provide a video player. 
These players use a special "FLash Video" (.flv) format.

I'm probably wrong in my interpretation of the question though ;-)


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