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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 8:13 am

Okay so recently google chrome dropped 32bit linux support so now services like netflix and amazon are now unavailible to 32bit users unless they use firefox.
The problem is that according to the mozilla blog the NPAPI will be dropped at the end of the year!
What does this mean for 32bit users? means they will go back to windows probably.
Not only that but Hulu needs DRM flash which chrome doesnt support under linux.
Mozilla claims to be the best open source browser but has gone out of its way to suck up to DRM on windows, so now we have to have the same support in linux.
I know mozilla doesnt care about linux anymore, no one cares about linux anymnore but they should.
Macs are expensive and windows spys on everyone.
I know Mozilla loves Microsofts money, if it becomes unusuable I will promote other browsers like seamonkey.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 10:02 am

HTML5 includes DRM and most web sites should switch finally. Even Adobe promotes the death of Flash.
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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 1:09 pm

The thing is once firefox drops the netflix plugins there is little a linux user can do to watch services like Hulu which require DRM flash or google play for 32bit users.
If Mozilla is kicking out the plugins it better have a viable option for all systems not just microsoft windows.
Shumway should allow DRM regardless of platform and HTML5 should allow DRM regardless of platform.
Mozilla will bleed without linux user support, they should not abandon their original fanbase.
Or at least let the plugins be in the linux version, want to hug and caress Microsoft be my guest but leave the plugin code alone in linux as we have piplelight.
Pipelight makes DRM flash possible in linux, anbd shumway is still far away from drm support.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 1:18 pm

HTML5 has DRM support from day zero. There was a huge discussion about if Mozilla should support DRM. Mozilla said that if they do not support DRM then they would drop out of the loop.
So the future is HTML5.
MS Edge has already dropped support for their own ActiveX technology (can you watch Netflix with Edge?) and Adobe is strongly discouraging the future use of flash.

For Windows Adobe is providing the DRM module. Don't know who is providing it for Linux (if any).
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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 2:28 pm

Thats why the linux version needs to keep the NPAPI, so we linux users can still watch DRM content until mozilla provides a viable option

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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 3:13 pm

MadmanRB wrote:Mozilla will bleed without linux user support, they should not abandon their original fanbase.

I would say there are far more Windows and even Mac OSX 10.6+ Firefox users compared to Linux 32-bit and 64-bit users using Firefox.

At least Mozilla is still supporting 32-bit Linux, Mac OSX 10.6, 10, 7, 10.8 and Windows XP, Vista, 2003+2008 servers when others like Chrome has dropped or is dropping support for some or all of those OS's.

Even Oracle is discontinuing their Java Plugin in near future.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 4:20 pm

It doesnt matter how many users linux has, if mozilla fails to listen to its linux community it will turn on mozilla.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 5:16 pm

Like they turned on Chrome ?
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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 7:45 pm

It is becoming increasingly common for Linux distributions to no longer support computers running on 32-bit x86 CPUs. OpenSUSE is only 64-bit with 42.1 and Ubuntu is considering dropping 32-bit cpu support http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20160208#news which would affect distros that are based on Ubuntu.

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Post Posted March 10th, 2016, 8:27 pm

you can still use Flash in Linux Firefox. by downloading Chrome, an then using a Wrapper called ( FreshPluginPlayer ) install that, an your firefox will use Chromes Flash , however you must Disable?remove 11.2 Flash from Firefox

James wrote:It is becoming increasingly common for Linux distributions to no longer support computers running on 32-bit x86 CPUs. OpenSUSE is only 64-bit with 42.1 and Ubuntu is considering dropping 32-bit cpu support http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20160208#news which would affect distros that are based on Ubuntu.
also with Fedora24, 32bit will NOT be release Blocking. having said that, Fedora has 64bit support than 32bit for a few releases now, its been prefered if People use 64bit

my guess Ubuntu would be the same as Fedora. 32bit would not be Release Blocking, however they would still make 32bit ISO Images

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