Adobe CTO promises Flash 10.1 Mac performance will be almost a good as Windows Flash

“Adobe’s chief technical officer, Kevin Lynch claims that Flash [version 10.1, still in beta] now runs at ‘almost exactly’ the same level of CPU usage on Mac and Windows systems, where previously the Mac suffered significantly,” MacNN reports.

“The v10.1 update is set to use CoreAnimation, which Lynch suggests could make Macs faster than Windows in some cases,” MacNN reports.

“Lynch concedes that video is still a major weakness, as a 480p video, running on a 1.8GHz Mac mini, uses 34 percent of the CPU in Mac OS X and just 16 percent in Windows,” MacNN reports. “Flash 10.1 is expected to cut CPU consumption in half.”

Full article here.

Lynch’s blog comment is here.

MacDailyNews Take: Adobe, since you still don’t get it, we’ll spell it out clearly: Mac users are quite accustomed to enjoying significantly better, not almost as good, experiences as anything the horrid Windows “experience” can offer. Therefore, you fail yet again and your shitastic Flash must die.

Adobe owes its very existence to Apple’s Macintosh. Sadly, lazy Adobe has long ago forgotten that fact.

Note to advertisers: Your Flash-based ads are no longer reaching the most well-heeled customers online: iPhone owners. They’re also not hitting iPod touch users. And, very soon, iPad users won’t be seeing them, either. If you care about reaching people with discretionary income, you might want to consider dumping your flash-based ads and moving to a more open format that people with money and the will to spend it can actually see.

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74 Comments

  1. After so many years of letting us suffer with instability, crashes, bug ridden resource hogging POS, you’re now telling us that is almost as good as the Windows version? ahahahahahahahahha…..

    NO THANKS you can keep it. I’m ready to move on and I’m sure Apple and the rest of its users feel the same way.

  2. Good news for Mac users.
    I’m still keeping my flash blocker in place on Safari, but still good news.

    BTW MDN- Please! Include variable sized text in MDN 2.0 app. Please!

  3. Whoa, wait a minute. Is this the same Adobe who’s been complaining for over a year that they can’t make Flash any better because its Apple’s fault not theirs?

    What? Did one of Adobe’s developers finally purchase a copy of “Programming Mac OS X for Dummies” books?

  4. This sounds like great news. Using CoreAnimation means that Apple has more control over Flash performance on the OSX. Also, the way I read it, video performance will be better on the Mac as well under 10.1, but maybe that’s not right.

    Perhaps they’ll be able to use CoreVideo for Flash.

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