Here’s the deal. Apple shipped an older and buggy version of Adobe’s Flash in Snow Leopard. Why? Between the time that Apple bedded down the spotted kitty and released Snow Leopard for manufacturing and distribution, Adobe upgraded Flash. SL launched with the buggy version. Adobe said to upgrade Flash. Apple looked bad.
The problem is that Apple shipped an older version of Flash with some bugs in it. Now, some will tell you these things take time and you don’t yank out a valuable Web browser asset like Flash at the last minute without doing weeks of regression testing.
That makes sense, right? Why bother to ship an untested Flash plugin on a brand new Mac OS? Money quote:
But the horny one wonders why not? It’s just going to crash anyway. Do they really do that much testing with Flash? It sure doesn’t seem to be helping if they do.
True, that. Though, to be fair, neither Flash nor anything else has crashed the latest Safari or Snow Leopard on my Mac.