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What to use for browser flash support?


On Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:42:54 -0800, NoOp wrote:
>And for those that have decided it's OK to hijack Harry's thread with
>OT 32bit CPU debate...
>
>Site acts the same on 32bit Ubuntu:
>
>About Flash
>Chromium	63.0.3239.84 (Built on Ubuntu , running on Ubuntu
>16.04) OS	Linux
>Flash plugin
>28.0.0.126 /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libpepflashplayer.so
>
>$ uname -a
>Linux ... 4.4.0-112-generic #135-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 19 11:48:14 UTC
>2018 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
>
>-cpu:0
>       description: CPU
>       product: Genuine Intel(R) CPU           T2250  @ 1.73GHz
>       vendor: Intel Corp.
>       physical id: 4
>       bus info: cpu at 0
>       version: 6.14.8
>       serial: 0000-06E8-0000-0000-0000-0000
>       slot: U2E1
>       size: 1733MHz
>       capacity: 2048MHz
>       width: 32 bits

The thread wasn't hijacked. It's important to be aware that upstream of
non-free software could make decisions that could be problematic.
Before peperflash Adobe flash for Linux was discontinued, was completely
outdated for years. That it changed for the moment,
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ , shouldn't hide the
fact that nowadays even old 64 bit CPUs became useless for some
software, see https://www.bitwig.com/en/support/faq.html : "64-bit
dual-core or better x86 CPU with SSE3 support"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE3

Wiki's spreading misinformation don't help either, see
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_X2_microprocessors#%22Brisbane%22_(G1_&_G2,_65_nm) .
the Wiki claims that the Athlon X2 BE-2350 supports SSE3, but this is
false information, see the output of hwinfo,
https://lists.linuxaudio.org/pipermail/linux-audio-dev/2010-June/027187.html .
I replaced my Athlon X2 BE-2350 based machine by a newer Intel machine
around a year ago.

So again, nowadays you even can't use older 64bit CPUs for some tasks,
especially not as soon as non-free software is involved.