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comcast's lack of recognition of Linux in any way is quite annoying. It seemed promising when xfinitytv.comcast.net started using flash in most of it's videos, so i attempted to try, once again, to watch a show from within linux. Using Google Chrome, which has the latest flash support built in, you would think there would be no issue. Every other site with flash works fine, just not yours. But alas, that is not the case. And when i turn to the support pages, once again i am less than impressed when no mention of Linux is made. It is disheartening to see that Comcast is willing to allow itself to be strongarmed into trying to prolong the inevitable.... Don't know who is behind this, but Xfinity / Comcast had better get with the program, or move out of the way so someone else with the balls can step up.
Im running Firefox using Adobe Flash 11.2 r202 which is the most current version available
(OS Kanotix Hellfire on Debian)
Although the site worked perfectly fine with 11.2 the website added a rather
malicious script to block all versions below 11.8 effectively cutting off 5% to 8%
of thier customers from veiwing content
Unfortunately the overpaid employee who injected the script wont remove it,
because Comcast just doesnt care that they cut off a significant percent
of the viewers.
It has nothing to do with Linux compatibility really.. it is Adobe
which refuses to update Linux to the current version.
Comcast on the other hand just doesnt care that a million
customers cant view the site
I would suggest making some changes so that your flash version
falsely reports itself as 11.8 when the website checks it.
This will make the content viewable
Its a script intalled on the site by a comcast web tech
which blocks all versions below 11.8