Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Nov 2010 22:38 UTC
Internet & Networking "Last week, critics hammered Adobe over a report showing that Flash drained the new MacBook Air's battery life by several hours. It's not the first time Adobe has been in fisticuffs with Apple: the companies have been duking it out ever since Steve Jobs began ridiculing Flash and touting its alleged-killer, HTML5. Today, in an interview with Fast Company, Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch answered critics who might say HTML5 is somehow more efficient than Flash."
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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by puenktchen on Tue 9th Nov 2010 11:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Now try the same on an operating system with a more modern graphics stack, like Windows 7. Suddenly, Flash 10.1 uses about the same amount of CPU power as straight HTML5 (meaning, very little).


the graphic system of osx is quite modern. some gpu drivers suck, but that's not the main problem with flash in osx either. depending on the combination of gpu, browser and flash/html5/codec, you can get good results or horrible results. but in generall, flash is only acceptable with the most recent gpus, while webkit/html5/h264 works nice even with a lowly gma950. firefox/html5/webm sits somewhere in between. opera/html5/webm is even worse than flash, at least on my old mb.

i do think that it's the typical problem of software first developed for windows and later ported to osx with limited ressources and the goal to make it work - no more, no less.

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