Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 29th Apr 2010 10:40 UTC
General Development I think it's about time we got an Adobe category. Apple recently made public an API to allow OS X software access to hardware H.264 acceleration (albeit such acceleration is only available on chipsets since the Nvidia 9400M--early 2008) and Adobe have already baked this in to a beta preview of Flash 10.1 "Gala"! Update: Steve Jobs himself weighs in on Flash (via Engadget): "New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind."
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RE: Jobs' letter
by wargum on Thu 29th Apr 2010 15:12 UTC in reply to "Jobs' letter"
wargum
Member since:
2006-12-15

There are several wrong things in this letter that cry for a detailed deconstruction of the arguments! Like the Carbon thing, that's disgusting. Apple still uses Carbon and they accuse others, holy cow.

Please write a separate article about it, Thom!

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RE[2]: Jobs' letter
by LobalSurgery on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:58 in reply to "RE: Jobs' letter"
LobalSurgery Member since:
2006-09-07

I caught this too. iTunes is STILL 32-bit Carbon. There are a few others that have not yet been re-written in 64-bit Cocoa, Front Row and DVD Player (on Mac OS X) come to mind.

Of course, I doubt anyone really wants iTunes to have access to more than 4 GB of RAM, whereas this is definitely helpful with Adobe's Creative Suite applications.

Still, it doesn't seem like a very good point for Jobs to have made.

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