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    Does anyone know of any new research that shows what computers the flash player is shipped with and what percentage of the market can actually keep up and view FLash?
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    I would not take a poll by Macromedia--the developer of Flash--to be accurate. Even if it is on 90% of the systems out there, you still cannot rely on it exclusively.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info.
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    I Agree with Filburt

    Quote Originally Posted by filburt1
    I would not take a poll by Macromedia--the developer of Flash--to be accurate. Even if it is on 90% of the systems out there, you still cannot rely on it exclusively.
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    filburt1, you believe that Macromedia lies in their statistics?
    If so, do you have a more accurate poll?

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    Statistics Don't Lie

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    filburt1, you believe that Macromedia lies in their statistics?
    If so, do you have a more accurate poll?
    I don't think that he believes they lie. I think he doesnt believe they poll a broad demographic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabe89
    filburt1, you believe that Macromedia lies in their statistics?
    If so, do you have a more accurate poll?
    I am not saying they lie, but they so clearly would have a bias towards supporting it given that they are selling Flash.
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    That doesn't necessarily mean that the computers were shipped with the player though. With all the flash on the internet today, it would only be a matter of days before someone would run across a page with flash. Then, they would be prompted to download...bada bing bada bam, they're good. I think that I believe the 98%

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    Those satiscits dont accout for all circumstances. I am sure macromedia took the results and were able to mold them to say what they wanted them say. Never trust statistics like this without knowing specifics. Although I do agree that the flash player is installed on the vast majority of peoples computers and the number might be close to the speculated number, that figure might have come from only part of the report, like all male internet users between the ages of 19-35 with an avrage income of 25,000+, including those living overseas.

    Im just making that senario up but you see how easily it might be to alter numbers in your favor.. after all they weren't very specific as to who they included in survey.. Just as it would be valid to pick any random 10 people off the street and ask them if they liked cheetos and then came up with a precentage based on that. Then I could say something like 80% of americans like the tast of cheetos, they are amarican right? So if there are 300,000,000 americans, that means that 240,000,000 of them like cheetos. Although an extreme example, I think you see how skewed thigs could get.



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