Adobe Flash is the most commonly used video streaming services on the web. The only problem with it is that, streaming video takes up many CPU cycles. Intel Atom processors are generally used in netbooks and they cannot handle too many CPU cycles. That is a netbook’s greatest flaw.
To correct this issue, Nvidia and Broadcom plans to push for smoother playback of HD Flash video so that much lower CPUs are used. The Flash upgrade won’t happen until at least the first half of 2010.