best web browser for flash intensive applications?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oregon2, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. oregon2 macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2008 unibody Macbook Pro 15" with, unfortunately, only 2GB RAM. My work requires a very intensive internet flash application that will usually max out my RAM, and in combination with certain other applications, my computer becomes so laggy that I cannot work.

    This has me wondering... which browser is best for running intensive flash applications? I also like to run lots of random pages at once, so I'll do that as well, either in the same browser, or concurrently in a different one.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Don't think it makes much difference. Flash is crap at a plugin level.
     
  3. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    i think the biggest thing you could do is upgrade to 4GB of RAM.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    According to Adobe's own testing, Flash runs best in Safari.

    The upcoming 10.1 is "supposed" to bring performance more in line with the Windows version.

     
  5. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can install the beta now. Google is your friend.
     

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