Downgrading to Flash 9 for Mac OS X

I have a great G5 iMac.  It has been my main machine for years now.  I recently upgraded Flash to version 10 and performance began to suck.  The new, supposedly high performance version of Flash made whole sites unusable.  Last night I downgraded to Flash 9 and life is good.  Here’s what I did:

  1. Download the Flash Uninstaller from Adobe – here
  2. Fix Disk Permissions via the Disk Utility
  3. Download all whole slew of versions of Flash 9 – here. If you are just looking for the seemingly latest (as of November 2008) go here, but be warned I had problems with both the Universal and PowerPC installers.
  4. Fix Disk Permissions via the Disk Utility
Things seems to be working a heck of a lot better now.  Guess I’ll have to wait for a rev’ed iMac before I a) give this G5 up and b) upgrade to Flash 10.