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[6]: Loyal
by dukes on Thu 12th Aug 2010 06:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Loyal"
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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.

I wouldn't say diversified. I would say diluted. Microsoft as a brand has become severely diluted because they haven't honed in an identity since the whole computing industry took on a new direction with emphasis on mobile computing and media consumption.

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