Originally Posted by solipsism
1) The conversation is about Flash being a resource hog compared to other options, not in comparison to different OSes where it's clear Flash is less developed on Mac OS X.
2) As you have astutely pointed out, Flash is a resource hog on Mac OS X, requiring an Intel Core Duo 2.66GHz processor or better, so why would you even argue that Flash would work just fine on the 412MHz to 600MHz iPhone ARM processors or the 1GHz processor in the iPad? Game. Set. Match.
I have never argued that Flash would work great on mobile devices including the iPad. However being the "geek" that I am when there is a software issue I look at fixing the issue not trying to kill the product as I see your buddy Quadra is trying to promote...lol.
You said the other member was incorrect and the fact is he isn't, Flash is clearly more of an issue for OSX then it is for Windows so you aren't going to kill Flash when 5% of the market has an issue with it.
What should happen is Adobe and Apple should work together to see why Flash is an issue for OSX.
Technology trends like this change very slowly, Flash isn't going anywhere anytime soon and the only people that suffer is the end users if they can't view all the content on the internet. When someone looks at a Mac if a website they like doesn't work they aren't going to blame Adobe they are going to walk away from buying a Mac.
Many consumers just want something to work, they don't care how it works or why it works but if it doesn't work they will simply look at it as Apple fault.
To sum up my points what I am saying is fix the issue instead of talking forever about trying to kill something you can't kill or kill anytime soon. Apple is not big enough even at its peak and doesn't have the market share to kill Flash or for that matter anything Adobe has to offer.
If Steve Jobs really wanted to give his users the best browsing experience ever he would work with Adobe to correct the issue instead of trying to force techology in another direction which he doesn't have the power to do.
While Flash may go away at some point you and I both know that isn't going to be anytime soon.
While Flash may not be the best option for mobile devices including the iPad there is simply no reason why it shouldn't perform better on a system running OSX.