Re: [Fwd: Re: Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird and Nvu]

On Tue, 2005-01-11 at 10:05 -0500, John Guchemand wrote:
> It seems that firefox doesn't show .swf files.  Maybe I just need to
> install a plugin, but shouldn't firefox, which is gaining so quickly in
> popularity, automatically have the flash player plugin built in?

Firefox should certainly not include it by default. The official Flash
player is closed-source, and the alternative open-source implementation
is nowhere near as good.

On the other hand, your particular Linux distribution could include it
by default as a convenience. If it doesn't, your Linux distributor
probably supplies a package to install it. On Debian, that package is

Adam Hooper <adamh densi com>

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