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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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 12th Jun 2010 02:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

PowerPC Powerbook 15"

Safari 5 on Leopard 10.5.8

Safari before entering YouTube to watch the World Cup ad: 4% CPU utilization.

Hitting that Flash:

80% CPU utilization.

Me thinks they haven't optimized for PowerPC.


Does your GPU support Core Animation? you'll probably find that the majority of the optimisation would have gone into Intel rather than PowerPC. At the end of the day, the PowerPC is dead and there is no use spending resources optimising for a dead platform - time to move on, upgrade and embrace the future.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by aliquis on Sun 13th Jun 2010 02:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

PPC isn't dead.
Just Apples support and use of it.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sun 13th Jun 2010 03:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Does your GPU support Core Animation? you'll probably find that the majority of the optimisation would have gone into Intel rather than PowerPC. At the end of the day, the PowerPC is dead and there is no use spending resources optimising for a dead platform - time to move on, upgrade and embrace the future.


I forgot to mention that Core Animation support only exists in 10.6 so it is a Intel only piece of technology. So even if Flash were optimised one would be SOL in any case.

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