Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 22:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV It's been a very long wait, but the release is finally here: Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1. Since Flash has come under increasing scrutiny, there's a lot at stake here for Adobe. This release is supposed to use far less resources while still being faster, more stable, and more secure. Update: No 64bit Flash player for now - on any platform. The Linux beta has been axed.
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Comment by _xmv
by _xmv on Fri 11th Jun 2010 11:06 UTC
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Sooooo many inaccurate comments today!

First of all, when your system runs 64 bit, and flash 32bits.. ONLY FLASH has 2gb limitation. You run it into a wrapper until FF 3.6.4 (which has its own wrapper).
Now show me a flash animation taking 2GB please :p (that would be an abomination from hell, also)
It does not affect any 64bit app.

There's no magic 64bit register that makes flash go slower or faster, especially when most CPU extensions are not used by flash anyway.

1080p flash videos on *Windows* take 5% cpu on my 2 years old desktop (C2D E6750/HD3780)

720p flash videos on *Windows* take more cpu but run at 25fps on my 5 years old laptop (P-M ULV 1.1ghz/855GM)

I think that's actually very very good.

On Linux, it's another story.. full of various bugs mainly. I don't have OSX, but I bet it's similarly bad.

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