Over the weekend a lot of Macintosh users (myself included) noticed that certain sites crashed their browsers. ESPN, Walmart.com, Forbes, YouTube, Facebook, etc. What was the culprit?
I don't want to speculate that this has something to do with Apple forbidding Flash to be available on the iPhone - nor would I hesitate from ruling it out completely, however, there is a serious problem here. And as of Monday morning there is no official fix from Adobe or Apple.
The problem for me was on Camino, Safari, Firefox and Opera - using the latest versions on all of them. I did update my Adobe Flash CS3 Application last week via the automated installer - so maybe Adobe slipped me an application "mickey".
Some forum members also suggested reinstalling Quicktime would help. It also appears that not all Flash content causes the crash - as some Flash banner ads work on the effected browsers.
From the support forums at Apple and Adobe, I don't appear to be the only one having this problem. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people seem to be having this same issue.
Adobe? Apple? Real? Perian? Anyone home?