i am interested in this subject. According to what i read, the Rasberry Pi will be able to deal with a typical Flash web page. However, the PI won't be able to deal with any "Flash Video" content that is in a web page.
Many flash web pages don't contain "Flash video" but the pages still use other aspects of Flash graphics. So, unless i am mistaken, millions of traditional Flash web pages will still work fine on the RP as long as they don't contain "Flash Video."
For me, this is quite important. I have always felt that any web browser that can't understand Flash is giving you a sub standard surfing experience. I know of many many many web pages that require Flash but don't require "Flash Video".
As is mentioned here...the Raspberry will still be able to deal with Youtube and many other video web sites by using the HTML 5 setting on the youtube web page and then maybe using the Pi's web browser together with a Linux media player like "Mplayer".
I am expecting that all of this stuff will be tested and released in the best form
possible by the PI foundation.
As people already know....Flash is a talking point with Tablet computers. Apple ipads can't deal with ANY kind of Flash. The new Amazon Tablet "Kindle FIRE" is a direct competitor to ipads and CAN deal with ALL Flash. (199 dollars). This is a big selling point for that tablet and amazon.
I know the Rasberry is a different bread of computer. But it's great to know that the foundation will be trying to get every last drop out of the chips on the PI.
I assume after the PI is released, the community will come up with Flash methods and patches.
In a sense, it's actually quite surprising that the Rasberry can do ANY kind of Flash content at all. This flash topic is a pretty big bone of contention on the worlds tablets computers of late. I assume those hundreds of tablet manufacturers and "CHIP intellectual property rights owners" are having a field day about Adobe and Flash every other minute.