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old news repost, Flash Player 64bit for Linux released 13 jul.
Yeah, and the idiots still can't figure out how to use DRI and complain how it is technically not possible to accelerate graphics on the LINUX side.
Meanwhile every program I have is DRI accelerated with the latest 7.11 Mesa libs.
I want Flash to go away. Even better take Adobe with it.
They make crap and blow up more browser pages than any single plugin on the internet that Apple goes to great lengths to also avoid Adobe products.
Go go HTML 5 for Video and Audio on the net!
I really do hope they fix the bugs that Flash has with Lion - play a video using Flash an on the rare occasion the whole screen freezes yet you can move the cursor around (but can't click on anything) thus forcing one to do a hard reset. It really does piss me off give that Adobe has had a good amount of time to prepare for this - Apple made it known over a year ago regarding the new Webkit2 structure, several betas have been issued and an RTM that sat there for 3 weeks where Adobe could have focused all resources solely on that one issue as to make it in time.
I really do wish that maybe an alternative company can rise to replace Adobe because right now their products are completely and utterly shit - their latest rip off being CS5.5 and ceasing to support CS5 customers. In all due respects I've taken the jump and now using Pixelmator, OmniGraffle Pro, Hype and BBEdit - it may not have the Adobe pixie dust but at least they've been written from day one on Mac OS X.
My system has been getting really hot when I use flash on lion. I never had this problem in leopard. I skipped snow leopard, because leopard was working fine for me.
It looks its the cpu. My system is a first gen solid body 15in. mbp. When I run anything with flash the cpu temp is between 160 (71) and 170 (76) degrees and the fans spin up. Without its around 155 (68).
All in all, I think I'm a little disappointed with lion. Leopard worked fine for me, I probably shouldn't have upgraded. Now that I see the future of os x I'm not so sure I'll be sticking with apple through the next os x release.
What really annoys me is that flash uses so much cpu on osx compared to windows or even linux (with vdpau). I'm not sure that this particular problem can be attributed to adobe though.
H264 videos on osx (the ones that VDA deems acceptable) all seem to use more cpu than DXVA or VDPAU.
Agreed, at idle my CPU is generally around 40, video playing around 50-60. A modern processor probably shouldn't be running that hot unless it's under load of you're in a really warm environment.
no, i'ts a Lion fault.
Something running in user space being able to affect something else that runs in a separate user space process is a failure of OS security, more specifically process sandboxing, IMO.
When my mail client crashes, I don't have to reboot my PC because the UI has basically turned unresponsive, only leaving me with a useless mouse pointer floating around. Why should it be different with Flash ?
Flash has two basic features: 1) It can run fullscreen, hogging all input, and 2) it can hang. At that point, the user won't be able to regain control of the console without some equivalent of the Windows three finger salute, or a remote login.
But OSX has such a thing as system-wide keyboard shortcuts that applications shouldn't be able to disable, like the Exposé button and a Win9x-ish "kill app" three finger shortcut. I'm sure kawai is knowledgeable enough about OSX to remember about both. Yet he still had to do a hard reset.
Flash released simultaneously on Linux...
...but it will still be horrendously slow to the point of being useless.