Adobe complains about Mac OS X 10.6.4’s lack of Flash 10.1

Invisible Shield for Apple iPhone 4!“Apple has once again failed to put the latest version of Flash in a Snow Leopard update, Adobe’s security and privacy director complains,” MacNN reports.

“Mac OS X 10.6.4, released on Tuesday, includes Flash Player 10.0.45.2,” MacNN reports. “The problem, says Brad Arkin, is that this version of Flash was originally released for Macs in February, whereas v10.1 has been available since last week and fixes major security vulnerabilities, in addition to bringing feature improvements.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, Mac OS X 10.6.4 was tested with Adobe’s Flash 10.0.45.2. Apple isn’t going to delay their release schedule just because some lazy ingrates decide to issue a half-assed update less than a week before the release of Mac OS X major point update that’s been undergoing developer testing for months. Adobe has become a group of idiotic whiners.

We have a solution to this issue: Apple should stop shipping baked-in Flash components in Mac OS X and let users decide for themselves if they want to pollute their Macs with Adobe’s processor-pinning, fan-spinning, insecure crapware.

You know, Adobe, there’s a time to just STFU, admit defeat, and get to work on the future. Unfortunately, that time came and went months ago.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

42 Comments

  1. Adobe, poor little adobe’s running to tell the teacher on Apple again….

    Eat your wheaties and take your lumps, now you know how it feels, how do you like them apples assholes?!

  2. I don’t get the issue. I upgraded the newest version of Flash when it came out, then I upgraded my machine the other day to 10.6.4. The Apple installer is smart enough to know that I have a later version of Flash on my machine. After the OS X upgrade I still had Flash version 10.1 installed, so what’s the problem?

  3. Hmmm…

    I do see some writing on the wall here. Safari 5 has extensions now, flash could be bumped out of default installs and marked as an “opt-in” or some such. I can’t say it would hurt my feelings if flash were marked as an extension and you had to add it, like Firefox used to (still does?).

    I would not miss it, truthfully, except on sites that insist on putting it in everything, including asinine topic headers and such. Why do that, people? Go with HTML5 and tell the bozos still using IE6 to step away from the precipice.

  4. This paragraph makes the entire story worth the read 😀

    “Apple should stop shipping baked-in Flash components in Mac OS X and let users decide for themselves if they want to pollute their Macs with Adobe’s processor-pinning, fan-spinning, insecure crapware

  5. Didn’t Flash 10.1 remove hardware acceleration from Flash? If I’m remembering correctly, of course Apple would prefer the version of Flash that contains hardware acceleration to one the did not.

    Maybe Adobe should get its act together and not have stripped hardware acceleration from Flash 10.1.

  6. @bizlaw

    The hardware acceleration component of Flash 10.1 for Mac has been delayed. It was in the “Gala” preview version released a few weeks ago. The Gala accelerator reportedly only works with the most recent nVidia GPs (used by Apple in 2009 and 2010 models).

  7. All I can say is that Safari 5 refuses to work with a online tour that I needed to take and I had to use Firefox. I’m trying to find the older version to re-install so it works right.

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