Linux is absolutely fantastic. It can do anything Windows can, usually much better, and more. Except one.
I have yet to get a Flash movie to play correctly.
Any other file format, from Microsoft Office files to Quicktime movies, is no problem. If the format exists there’s generally an open source, or at least free, program to read it. OpenOffice.org replaces Microsoft Office. Change your DVD player’s region without thinking twice with okle. Mplayer can play just about any video format you care to name.
It appears even the Macromedia Flash Plugin can’t play Flash. Not without crashing Firefox anyway.
The GPL Flash Player can’t play Flash.
A program called swf-player which promises to be able to play Flash can’t play Flash.
A shell script I found that converts Flash movies to MPGs and plays them that way can’t play Flash.
The short story is that my computer can’t play Flash. I guess it’s just as well, since the only thing Flash is used for is ads and YouTube. Ok, with exam season coming up, I guess it’s just as well that I don’t have it…