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Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Onideus Mad Hatter 26-07-2007
 Re: Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? SpaceGirl Reply Send to a Friend   Print
 
Onideus Mad Hatter wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 10:41:54 +0100, Toby A Inkster
> <usenet200707@tobyinkster.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> True -- but it was their choice of codec that made this the case. There
>> are plenty of other codecs they could have used with fewer licencing
>> issues, such as MPEG-4 AVC or Ogg Theora.
> 
> Um, those other codecs are shit by comparison...I mean you want to
> replace On2 VP6 with On2 VP3...how the fuck does THAT make any sense?
> 
> And what the hell licensing issues are you talking about?  I mean, you
> buy Sorenson Squeeze for $250 and you get to encode 50 files a day or
> 1,500 files a month.  If you need more than that (which would be more
> than a bit odd if you did), then you simply buy Squeeze for Flash
> Unlimited instead for $1,238 per system per year.
> 
> ...how much simpler does it get?
> 
> ...well, unless you're a retard I guess, then it might be kind of
> complicated.  *shrugs*
> 
>> I mentioned reverse engineering above: Gnash is a project to produce a
>> GPL SWF player. It's got near 100% Flash 7 support.
>>
>> File sizes:
>>
>> 	flash-plugin-7.0.63-1.i386.rpm              2 192 140 bytes
>> 	gnash-0.8.0-1.fc6.i386.rpm                  1 595 251 bytes
>> 	gnash-plugin-0.8.0-1.fc6.i386.rpm              21 331 bytes
>>        (Gnash Total)                               1 616 582 bytes
>>
>> Haven't compared their speeds.
>>
>> Free software has a proven track record of staying smaller and faster than
>> proprietary software. The only exceptions I can think of are Mozilla-based
>> browsers, which are significantly larger and slower than Opera; and
>> OpenOffice.org, which is slower, but smaller than Microsoft Office.
> 
> Um, sorry kiddo, but OpenOffice is WAY more bloated than MS Office:
> http://www.backwater-productions.net/_images/_Usenet/Bloated_Open_Office.png
> 
> ...unless you're talking about overall program size on the HD...but
> you couldn't be talking about that, I mean...that'd just be fuckin
> retarded to be worried about THAT size considering how cheap 500 GIG
> HDs are.

yes/no... remember MS made the operating system, and much of the bloat 
is offset by that. Look at Office X on the Mac, and that is VERY 
bloated. It doesn't get to rely on half the DLLs being shipped with Windows.

Generally you're right though, OS software tends to be much larger.

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