Originally Posted by iBill
Can't speak to the performance of iTunes on Windows, but there is a major difference between it and Flash. iTunes isn't being promoted as an internet standard. I can delete iTunes and still have a pleasurable and productive internet experience. Not so with Flash. It's certainly in Apple's best interest to develop iTunes for Windows so that it performs well, as it exists primarily to sell iPods (and now iPhones). Bottom line though, if you are a Windows user and don't like iTunes, you can buy a Zune instead. iTunes on Windows problem solved!
I am confused. First, how many Mac users here say they have disabled flash and have a pleasurable and productive internet experience.
Also, is Flash being pushed as the Standard - in other words, it is being pushed as an industry standard, and hence obligatory. I was not under the impression it was. Just because the overwhelming majority of sites use it does not make it a "standard." in the sense that it is obligatory.
Personally, I think it is dumb that SJ won't allow Flash on the iPad, but it does protect the revenue stream.
I do wonder why it is entirely Adobe's issue to fix. Let's be honest, Apple has what, 7% of the computer market. So, theoretically Adobe should be required to spend large amounts of capital and effort to fix something for a small percentage of individuals?