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That's not true. Real Google Street View runs without Flash if you enable WebGL.

I am using Firefox 17 with webgl, when I am in google street view it gives me

To use street view, you need Adobe Flash Player version 10 or newer. Get the latest Flash Player.

When I try to go to http://maps.google.com/maps?vector=1 to enable webgl it goes into an endless loop.

This page might explain why: http://support.google.com/maps/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answe...

Some low-end integrated GPUs (like the Intel GMA 3100 and 3150) are not compatible

This isn't using either Flash or WebGL, though. It's a pure JS tiling solution, similar to classic Google Maps, but with a Mercator-style 3D-to-2D projection.

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