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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RE[4]: Utter BS
by ba1l on Wed 17th Nov 2010 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Utter BS"
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The GMA500 is reasonably new, completely unreleated to the other Intel GPUs. It has full support for h.264 decoding in hardware, but it has never been used in any Mac.

The Macbook and Mac Mini originally used GMA950s, which lack hardware h.264 acceleration of any kind.

Later models (2008 or so) used an X3100 instead. These had PARTIAL support for h.264 decoding, which isn't terribly useful.

Newer Intel GPUs also have full hardware decoding for h.264 (a few of the GMA X4500 series, and the newest GMA HD). None of these have ever been used in a Mac either.

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