Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Nov 2010 23:11 UTC
Apple "Getting a little more oomph out of your MacBook Air after giving Flash the boot? Adobe's Shantanu Narayen stopped just short of saying that's Apple's fault for not handing Adobe a device ahead of time. We asked the CEO what the greater battery life sans flash in Apple's new laptop meant for the platform vis-a-vis HTML5 at the Web 2.0 Summit just a few minutes ago. He said it's really all about optimizing for silicon: 'When we have access to hardware acceleration, we've proven that Flash has equal or better performance on every platform.' You wouldn't be blamed for thinking that sentence a cop-out, but that's actually not the case - the chief executive says they've presently got a Macbook Air in the labs and have an optimized beta of Flash for the device presently in testing."
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It's very accurate
by malxau on Tue 16th Nov 2010 23:35 UTC
malxau
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2005-12-04

See my last post on this:
http://www.osnews.com/permalink?449352

The current documentation implies that hardware acceleration on Macs is incredibly limited - only three GPUs, none of which are in current iMacs:

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#technotes/tn2010/tn2267.htm...

This is not the case on Windows, where a usable video acceleration pipeline, for all hardware, has existed for a long time.

Apple are, at least in part, to blame for the situation with Flash on their OS. They can improve the situation, and are choosing not to, for whatever reason.

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