B2B Articles - Jul 21, 2011 9:20:54 PM

Flash and Adobe suffer in the new Apple OS ecosystem

It seems that the Apple war against Flash is continuing, but to new heights, as Loin (Apple OS) offers less support for Flash. The new Apple OS pushes the everyday PC closer to that of it's mobile counter-part the iOS. This is a direction that Google has also been taking with it's closely connected PC OS and it's mobile OS. Yet, in Apple's view of the mobile universe, Flash is a thing of the past. As the company reported on their support web page:

Flash Player may cause higher CPU activity when playing a YouTube video. Possibly related to disabled hardware acceleration.

Perhaps the Apple-Adobe war has gone too far--the web design and web development industry may suffer the consequences. Due to the new hardware acceleration issues of the new Apple OS, many Adobe products are suffering Lion-specific problems, including: Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.

Adobe lists Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst do not even work in the new OS. Adobe seems to be planning on leaving these products by the wayside, as a result.

In Illustrator, a vital graphic and web design tool, there are reported problems with the export and "save as" components. Such issues don't seem to be a strong strategy move for Apple, as the design community largely and historically favors the Apple environment.

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