So basically you want NV to buy AMD, what would not be the worst idea, when it would not be a tiny bit expensive
I haven't giving it much testing, just a bit of YouTube, but 64-bit Flash seems to work 'fine' here. No crashes and freezing so far, just the regular high cpu usage and tearing in videos.
Competition is great, but it would also be great if a solid leader was largely agreed upon so that a lot of weight would be placed behind it to cause wide adoption by Linux programs to make that easier on everyone.
BTW, Gnash and Swifdec rock for playing flash files.
On the subject of YouTube, first off I don't expect either program to ever work for it as Google stays up-to-date with Flash and I'm sure that breaks Gnash and Swifdec every time. Secondly, hopefully there will be a greater push for HTML5 which will do away with the YouTube dilemma for the most part, then those lingering flash things can hopefully be dealt with by Swiftdec and/or Gnash.
Yay for 1 minute edits!
It will do away with the YouTube dilemma except for the fact that the patented H264/MP4 codec is what Google wants to use for YouTube, which will never be supported by Firefox. It's a shame Google is supporting that closed standard instead of pushing for and helping alternatives like Dirac, Snow, and Theora out, not to mention pushing for the abolishment of software/math/art/idea patents in the U.S..