Originally Posted by palm4
It's user's choise, not yours Steve.
Mind your own business.
Flash must be installed by user's decision.
No, it doesn't. Flash doesn't have to do anything, and neither does Apple. If you don't want the device since it doesn't include flash, then don't get it.
However, I think its very backwards to reject the iPad on the virtue of it not having flash built-in. There's nothing stopping a developer at Vimeo or Dailymotion from simple looking at the user-agent, seeing that its an iPad, and have a special version of the site pop up that uses HTML5 instead of Flash. The only concern I can see is that you essentially have to have two versions of the same video taking up twice as much storage space, but really, who's fault is that? Adobe is the one that forced H.264 video to be held within the FLV container, rather than using the player to simply stream MP4 video and audio.
Adobe can make things easier on developers and services switch between Flash and HTML5 standards by making a few changes, but since they're just as proprietary as any other corporation, they'll use that closed-platform to get some sort of leverage out of Apple, and thus, more control over their products. I *REALLY* applaud Apple for taking a stand and saying head on, "You don't need flash." Frankly, I agree.