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[3]: Loyal
by organgtool on Wed 11th Aug 2010 18:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Loyal"
organgtool
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2010-02-25

I never said I'd deactivate current licenses. I would just release a statement that said I was no longer interested in supporting platforms that were hostile to our products. Users would still be able to use future versions on Windows via BootCamp anyway.

I know my reaction is a knee-jerk reaction, but if a company wants to play hardball, then let's play! But that's probably one of many reasons I'm not an exec. ;)

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RE[4]: Loyal
by vivainio on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Loyal"
vivainio Member since:
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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RE[5]: Loyal
by Morgan on Wed 11th Aug 2010 23:07 in reply to "RE[4]: Loyal"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I wouldn't say neutered; it's more diversified than ever, with branches into gaming, embedded platforms, PMPs, as well as that little project called Windows 7.

Speaking of their flagship OS, it's by far the best desktop Windows since Win2k by a great majority opinion. In my own personal experience, I find it to be an adequate replacement for XP given the right hardware.

But back to the original point, rather than neutered I'd say "spread too thin" and it's starting to show. It's like a star approaching the end of its supernova, about to collapse. Whether it shrinks to a white dwarf that we never hear about again, or a black hole that starts sucking the rest of the tech world down with it, remains to be seen.

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RE[4]: Loyal
by fatjoe on Thu 12th Aug 2010 12:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Loyal"
fatjoe Member since:
2010-01-12


I never said I'd deactivate current licenses. I would just release a statement that said I was no longer interested in supporting platforms that were hostile to our products. Users would still be able to use future versions on Windows via BootCamp anyway.



*cough* Logic *cough*

Edited 2010-08-12 12:03 UTC

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