No, I don't mean that at all. I clearly mean Adobe's historically demonstrated inability to properly support Flash on multiple platforms, making the lousy user experience, or lack thereof, entirely dependent on a single company. What various browser vendors do, independently, but based on standards that are open to all of them is exactly what should happen.
I don't even know what this is supposed to mean.
it means flash won't work well on Apple devices unless apple works with Adobe to develop the API hooks needed. This is why, by the way, it won't work that well with Linux. There are so many distributions of linux that it would be impossible to properly hook the plugin into each OS/Browser.
They've done studies of HTML5vFlash on mac computers. The only browser where HTML5 was the clear winner was Safari (because Safari has a built in h.264 encoder for their HTML5 content) These numbers were even closer when you tested the new version of flash 10.1 on them using the h.264 api's that apple finally opened up.
With Windows, MS is working closely with them to try and make the best experience possible. With Apple, they've had a hand or two tied behind their back, and you really expect it to work as smoothly?