I’ve decided that I am going to write this post as a letter to Adobe and why I think that Flash needs to die.
Memory on Firefox 9.0+ has been phenomenal and, as I key this in Firefox 10.0.1, memory usage is at it’s best, but whenever I open up any sort of Flash Video, the memory usage of the Flash Plugin overwhelms my 2.66 GHz Dual Core Processor. I have found that Flash not only poses the security risks that we all know about, but it also slows down my computer. When I want to watch Hulu, I must use flash. Also, Flash can be very buggy (currently, I am experiencing a bug where the cursor disappears and sometimes the audio and video won’t match up until I reinitialize Flash).
NewsFLASH!! Flash is not on any of the iOS devices because:
- Flash will be dead when HTML 5 is running Hulu, YouTube, Vimeo, and most other Video hosting sites.
- Flash has security holes that open up the user’s computer to potential scripting attacks.
- Flash is slow, a memory hog, dangerous, and CPU-intensive.
Adobe, I think it’s just about time to retire Flash…when there are industries devoted to blocking content created in Flash, you know there’s a problem.
Thanks, Adobe, for some wonderful years and good luck to you with Flash…you’re gonna need it because it’s slowly being replaced (as of today, I am taking part in the YouTube trial to replace flash with HTML5).
A user who is ready to break-up with you.
P.S. When I was referring to Flash, I was referring to “Adobe Flash” not “Flash” from the comics.
P.P.S. MOZILLA!!! I didn’t forget about you 🙂 Would you PLEASE remove the Title Bar and replace the downloads window with a Chrome-like downloads bar that appears when you download something? I’m too lazy to edit the source code myself 😛 Thanks!
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