Since the air comes with no flash, how much space does it take once downloaded?

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  1. Pinkstiletto66 macrumors 6502

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    Since it doesn't come with flash preinstralled, and I would like flash, just in case, where do I go to get it, is it free, and how much space does it take? I'm assuming the MBP has flash already on it. Why doesn't it come with flash preinstalled? Is it because it would go against its 5 hour (11 inch) battery life claim?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You get it here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
    Yes, it's free.
    The download is 6.1MB.
    No Mac models come with Flash pre-installed.
    It's not an Apple product, so they have no obligation to have it pre-installed.
    Their battery claim is based on conditions that do not include Flash content on websites.
     
  3. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a bundle!
     
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Flash updates all the time, its best to leave it uninstalled and just have the user get the latest version with the first site they go to that requires it.
     
  5. ecib macrumors regular

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    Pink, another option is to install the Google's 'Chrome' web browser:

    http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?platform=mac

    It runs Flash automatically without you having to download it on to your machine. You can view pages in Apple's Safari web browser, and if you run into content that you can't see because you don't have Flash, you can just open the same page in Chrome.

    Just another option for you. Chrome is also free.

    Apple doesn't install Flash because it drains battery life, and is inefficient.
     
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    Install the latest version of Flash (11.0.1.152), it`s vastly improved, Chrome is still using the old plugin and will be less efficient, in terms of temp & memory. Alternatively you can install Chrome Canary which resolves many of the Flash related issues, bear in mind this is a preview edition of the next update to Chrome itself.
     
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