Froggypwns wrote:They are only resource hogging if your system can't handle them! It is nice having the full web experience for better or worse. Flash games run flawlessly, and ads don't bog it down. I don't feel like installing any form of ad blocker, as they hurt the websites developers. I can click on an embedded youtube video and it plays without issue or having to switch to a youtube app.
I laugh, my Nokia N800 tablet 2005, which predates the even the original iPhone supports flash! Epic fail Apple.
Flash is always resource hogging. Yes, it can be convenient to have it when necessary, but I would leave it off 99% of the time.
I don't believe in ad blockers either. Those ads support the websites whose content you're viewing. If people don't like the ads, they shouldn't view the content. However, websites detect that you don't have Flash and just show you non flash versions of ads on the iPad.
Can the lack of Flash be annoying? Yes, but it's greatly overused on the internet right now. Apple has a long history of not including things that were holding back the tech world. The iMac didn't have a floppy drive and only had USB ports for peripherals at a time when this was unthinkable. The only way to push people forward is to just take away their old ways of doing things. Just look at all the crappy PS2 and other useless ports still included on almost every other computer. Apple is forcing companies to stop using Flash when it's unnecessary and I 100% support this.
gooblikon wrote:Apple doesn't deserve credit for anything, they just take the base of everyone else's programs and puts ridiculous hipster crap into it, I mean look at what they did to Linux with their crappy OS' and they stole the "i" from IT people's abbreviation for internet in acronyms which doesn't make any sense for them to take!
Mac OS X didn't use anything from Linux. I believe you're looking for BSD UNIX. They obviously have done something, because I don't see 99% of the population ever using FreeBSD on their computer, phone, or tablet. If they didn't make great contributions to KHTML why does everyone use Webkit over KHTML?