Doesn't seem much different when anyone brings up X11 vs Wayland, etc. It all boils down to 'I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!!11'
It's funny. Is there a single Linux component that people are eagerly waiting for in Slashdot?
Like "can't wait for this, it's going to make the Linux ecosystem so much nicer"?
I expect the next round of silly whining to start when distros begin to adopt KDE5. Will stock some popcorn for that one.
but by now I assume most of the YouTube content plays through HTML 5 if one want to?
True. All clips can be watched in HTML5 now in YouTube, including live broadcasts.
I think there's still many local TV broadcast services which require Flash. For example in Finland I still need Flash to use YLE Areena, the public TV/radio broadcaster's online clip hive.
As long as the 64-bit version fully supports Flash on all platforms, I'm all for it. Like it or not, you need to support Flash, 64-bit or not.
Umm...Chrome comes always with the integrated PPAPI Flash plugin. Actually it's the only way to use a modern Flash plugin under Linux. As far as I know, the crusty NPAPI Flash plugin on Linux (package flashplugin-installer in Ubuntu, for example) still gets security updates, but is otherwise stuck on some ancient version number.
Plus this is somewhere that a desktop environment like unity would shine unlike a more conventional desktop.
Unity is a conventional desktop, not a mobile UI.
The course she's taking now is teaching her Eclipse and Gimp, and I'm sure there are other tools installed that they haven't had her open yet. What other venders have stuff worth introducing her to? I've started looking also at things like the Kano and Learn to Mod but as a non-programmer, I'm not really sure which are most useful for introduction and which are accomplishing what they claim vs being a waste of money/time.
Anyone have experience or suggestions to help sort this out?"