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Re: Adobe Huffing and Puffing to Push Out Flash for Macbook Air
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2010-11-19 09:23:51
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Adobe is in the process of optimizing Flash for the Mac, and the project has already reached the beta stage, CEO Shantanu Narayen announced at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco earlier this week. He indicated that Apple's problems with Flash were Cupertino's fault, saying that Adobe didn't get early access to hardware acceleration. "To some extent, it's not that Flash isn't efficient, it's that Apple simply won't allow Flash to be efficient," Dmitriy Molchanov, an analyst at the Yankee Group, told MacNewsWorld.

Flash not "proprietary"?
Posted by: ViewRoyal 2010-11-19 10:27:11 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
"The two are battling for developers, Narayen said. He also accused Apple of wanting to keep technology closed and proprietary."


Adobe Flash is and has always been proprietary software.

Apple has chosen to go with free and open-source HTML5 technology as an alternative to Adobe's Flash proprietary Web software. People using Mac OS X do have the option of installing and using Flash on their computers.

The statement that Apple wants to keep Web technology closed and proprietary by using HTML5 (while Flash is being painted as NOT proprietary) is contradictory and laughable!

Most people refrain from installing or using Flash on their computers because it is such a resource-hog, and slows down other processes. This isn't as big of a deal on powerful desktop computers (but it is still noticeable) as it is on less powerful mobile computing devices which can be rendered almost unusable while running Flash.

Flash software has been in existence for 14 years, since it was introduced in 1996. If people at Adobe are still saying that they are trying to optimize Flash to function more efficiently than it does now, I wouldn't hold my breath expecting to see that happen.
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