I read this blog post by John Nack of Adobe and found it interesting. This is what I did to make Flash on my two year old Macbook Pro fly: 1.) Download the Flash uninstaller from this site: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html 2.) Download Flash 10.1 Beta 2 from this site: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html 3.) Close all browsers 4.) Run the Flash uninstaller 5.) Run the Flash 10.1 Beta 2 installer 6.) Relaunch browsers I loaded up this Youtube video, The Dark Knight trailer and selected 1080p HD. Not once before have I ever been able to watch 1080p Youtube videos without some sort of frame stuttering, high CPU usage and fans kicking into high gear. This time, however, the frames did not lag and smcFanControl only registered an increase in the fan speed from 2000 to 2200 RPM. Nice. However, the CPU usage still seems a bit on the high side, around 50%, but at least it was still leaving a whole other core for the system to use while Flash is churning away. Though it is still full screen 1080p video, so it needs to use some horsepower. For reference, I have an early 2008 MBP 2.4ghz C2D with 4gb ram and a 256mb nVidia GeForce 8600 GT. Why I posted this in the iPad forum? Well, for some it may be obvious. Steve Jobs didn't want Flash in the iPad for performance reasons. I've used that as a reason several times in these forums for why I don't really care if the iPad has Flash. It was so slow and made my system suck a whole lot more in general. This news is a positive sign. Adobe is clearly working on getting Flash up to speed on Apple platforms. So for all you Flash lovers, hold onto the hope. For me it's not a huge deal, but it would be nice if Flash was finally optimized for us. HTML5 has lots of advantages, and most websites shouldn't be built entirely in Flash anymore. But having legacy support would be nice if we didn't have to suffer the performance hit. And obviously, it is even more important to get the performance right on these smaller devices with limited power, both in terms of processing and battery. Sorry if these directions about Flash 10.1 Beta 2 have been posted elsewhere, but I looked through all the recent iPad threads and didn't see it mentioned. Hopefully this will help those suffering from poor Flash performance. Note that this is beta pre-release software, but it seems to be pretty solid so far and I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't finalized before too long.