Harry - 2:26 am on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
@traveling Cat - Flash is not a memory hog. Apple just wants to promote its own video format over Adobe's FLV used in Flash. Apple and other companies like Google are all trying to get their own codec as the default one to be used in the video format to be adopted for HTML5. It's all about money and not performance.
Flash is not a memory hog - no more than any other type of process or app. Apple is playing dirty on the Mac platform by stopping Flash from using the video card of their computers and then it claims that Flash does not work properly on a Mac and says it's Adobe's fault.
Microsoft allows Adobe access to the video card, even if it's trying to push Silverlight. Flash on a PC runs faster because it can use the video card. Tests have been done with Flash using a video card on a Mac and it's as fast as on a PC.
The real reason Flash is being kicked in between the legs by Apple and Steve Jobs is about money. Someone needs to start studying anti-trust issues with Apple and fast.