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Re: Adobe Flash issues with Mac OSX 10.4

Subject: Re: Adobe Flash issues with Mac OSX 10.4
From: "John Crockett" naturalcontemplative
Date: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:28 am ((PDT))
Hi Vicki

fyi, I am using Firefox 3.6.28 with OS X 10.4.11 and soundcloud works fine,=
 no warning messages. I don't have anything set in Soundcloud. It just work=
s whether I am signed in or not. My Flash version is 10.0.22. I am resistin=
g updating it as long as it works.

Whether you want updates in Firefox to install automatically or not can be =
set in the preferences of Firefox 3.6.28, at least the original release. I =
have it set to not update automatically.

I don't want to play the "upgrade or die" game. My PowerPC Powerbook runnin=
g 10.4 is a fine computer, and I do not have the funds to upgrade.


John Crockett
Westminster, Vermont

--- In  vickipowys <> wrote:
> Hi Michael and others,
> >>
> >> This is slightly off-topic but in order to listen to wildlife sound
> >> tracks on Soundcloud I need to have a flash player.
> >>
> >>
> > Is this true? I was under the impression that the soundcloud player
> > switched to html5 some time ago.
> In 2 different browsers in soundcloud I got the message
>   "Hey, it seems your browser can't play SoundCloud audio streams, if =

> you can, please take a moment to upgrade your browser or Flash Player =

> plugin.  Thanks for your understanding!
> So, hey, I upgraded the browsers and the Flash Player (followed their =

> link) but got nowhere, just kept getting that 'hey' message.  Until I =

> found the Camino browser which seemed to have no trouble finding the
> Flash Player which is already in the Internet Plugins folder.
> John Tudor & John Campbell (thanks guys) suggested using an older
> version of Firefox, I tried this but Firefox has a new trick in that
> when you install an older version it automatically updates it again
> to the latest (and incompatible) version.  I used to have a choice
> about this upgrade but now it just happens all by itself.  Scarey!
> > The most current version of the Mac OS is 10.7.4 - I have never
> > found a problem in upgrading Mac's and it really doesn't take very
> > much time as it's basically automatic. You are correct in your
> > observation that that if you don't keep your operating software up-
> > to-date then things can get sticky. But with that said being to
> > fast to upgrade your Mac OS can result in the reverse problem in
> > which the off-brand software does not recognize the newer OS - so
> > its a balancing game - my solution is to keep one computer running
> > on the latest - but one OS, and my main one using the latest.
> >
> > Probably does not help much but it's what's worked for me.
> >
> > Aloha from Kona
> > Reg.
> > 10.4 is no longer supported by Apple for virus or malware
> > protection updates.  10.4 will not protect your computer from the
> > most recent virus.  The oldest version they are still supporting
> > with security updates is 10.6.  When 10.8 comes out this summer
> > 10.6 will no longer be supported as Apple only goes back one OS.  =

> > Best to upgrade as soon as you finish your project so you system is =

> > secure.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Jason
> Thanks Reg & Jason, if 10.8 is in the wings then I really am behind
> the times.  I am a novice at upgrading, I'm thinking I need to go to
> a Mac store and buy a real CD to do the upgrade?  I did a minor
> upgrade once, but did that via the software downloads facility.
> Maybe I will get the Mac people to do the upgrade for me, when the
> time comes.
> Meanwhile I will use Camino to access SoundCloud, and see how long I
> can last out without upgrading my OS.  I agree with your comments
> John Campbell :-) and pleased to hear that I'm not the only person in =

> the world still using 10.4.
> Vicki Powys
> Australia
> John Campbell wrote:
> > But Jason, there is (free) anti-virus software for 10.4.  For example
> >
> > <
> > for-mac-home-edition/system-requirements.aspx>
> >
> > OS 10.8 will require a new machine, which is fair enough if you have
> > the financial capacity.  But why not keep an older system running for
> > as long as possible?  I quite understand the comment Vicki made that
> > "Seems if you don't keep up with upgrades, even if your computer is
> > working perfectly, some functions will be withdrawn by the forces 'out
> > there'".  I've been thinking about upgrading from 10.4 too, but have
> > to admit that this is in part due to forces 'in here'.  In other
> > words, in capitalist societies consumerism is equated with virtue.

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