Many users of GNU/Linux these days, think that projects like Gnash are stupid, when you can get the original Flashplayer. Those are the same people that think you’re stupid if you don’t want to use the mp3-format, or install support for the windows-media format. This isn’t true only on brainstorm of course, but also in the overall community.

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Created by bluecheese 11 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 31 weeks ago
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11 years 31 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago


Lack of education

This is really a matter of education. Inevitably over the next few years a lot more people will be using GNU/Linux, due to the PCs and laptops being shipped with it as the default OS. Most people are exclusively consumers of software, interested only in its usability/speed/etc and so to these new users ideas of freedom may seem obscure or irrelevant at first.

Often it's only after having had some really bad experiences with proprietary software - such as having a problem but not being able to get it fixed, being forced to pay high prices for upgrades that you don't need, or having the proprietor install spyware, logic bombs or antifeatures which operate against your own interests - that you realize that something might be wrong with that way of doing things.

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