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New MacBook Airs Are Shipping Without Flash

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 2 comments

Well this is interesting. Apple is shipping the new MacBook Airs without Flash, but not for the reason you might think.

Apple has made its feeling towards Flash abundantly clear. So, when reports started rolling in that the new MacBook Airs were shipping without Flash pre-installed, many people assumed it was because Apple had gone from not liking Flash to REALLY not liking Flash and just not told anyone.

Well apparently that's not the case. The reason the new MacBook Airs don't ship with Flash is because Apple wants to ensure users get the most up to date version of the software. Engadget cites Apple spokesperson Bill Evans as saying this is something that users will start to see with all new Macs as time goes on.

"We're happy to continue to support Flash on the Mac, and the best way for users to always have the most up to date and secure version is to download it directly from Adobe," said Evans.

Source: Engadget

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    Silmarunya , 25 October 2010 01:58
    What an utterly idiotic explanation. A company that prides itself on the ease of use of their products and the 'it just works' ideology isn't going to ask users to install something that basic themselves - this is just another way of bullying Flash.

    It's their good right to dislike Flash and act upon it, but please be man enough to say it openly...
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    machvelocy , 25 October 2010 02:39
    to put it simple, macs now are no longer out of the box. wtf with that "im a mac im a pc ads"??