Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 14:27 UTC
Multimedia, AV Not too long ago, Apple added the Video Decode Acceleration framework to Mac OS X, allowing developers to get low-level access to hardware H264 acceleration. Adobe was quite thrilled about this, because they claimed this was needed for Flash video to become hardware accelerated on the Mac. This feature's been in beta for a while now, but yesterday they finally released it as part of a regular Flash Player update. Caveat: Apple's support for this framework can be a bit sketchy.
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RE[4]: Loyal
by vivainio on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Loyal"
vivainio
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2008-12-26

I know my reaction is a knee-jerk reaction, but if a company wants to play hardball, then let's play!

Speaking of hardball, pre-antitrust era Microsoft would have been able to kill Apple many times over.

E.g. by sponsoring Adobe to make Apple versions of their software much more expensive than Windows equivalents.

Ah, the good old days ;-).

Edit: and I of course mean "if Microsoft was now what it used to be". Microsoft of today is pretty much a neutered shadow of its powerful days.

Edited 2010-08-11 19:12 UTC

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