“If you have been around these parts long enough, you probably already know about Apple’s aversion to Adobe’s Flash Player plugin. Ex-CEO Steve Jobs has gone on record to say that it is a ‘dying technology’ and the company actively prevents Flash in any form from appearing on its iOS-based devices,” Aayush Arya reports for TNW.
“In Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the latest release of Apple’s desktop operating system, the company removed the Flash Player plugin from its privileged position of being a part of the default OS,” Arya reports. “If you visit a website like YouTube using Safari on a brand new installation of Lion, it will warn you to ‘upgrade your Adobe Flash Player to watch this video.'”
Arya reports, “Should you, though? The answer depends on how often you intend to use the plugin and how resource-constricted, particularly in the CPU department, your Mac is. Here’s a look at three ways to block, or reduce, Flash usage on your Mac while still being able to take advantage of its perks.”
• Leave it uninstalled
• Use it on an as-required basis
• Block it whenever you feel like it
Much more in the full article here.