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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  1. Maybe Adobe are angling for Apple to buy them out, just to sort out the Flash nightmare?
    That way Flash could be either ditched or replaced by something better.
    Maybe then we could get a Quark replacement that was affordable? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />


    Since Adobe has ignored Mac user’s complaints about Flash, buggy /sluggish Photoshop performance, their upgrades (ha), registration issues and many more, we’ve passed our complaints about you to Apple, the company that takes it’s customers seriously…

    Apple investigated each and every complaint very thoroughly over time and have decided to help us by publicly telling you that you will not ruin the Apple experience for their users. Jobs say get lost we all say good ridins – you’re toast

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