1.) Tested on both Flash 9 and 10 RC2 on both OSX and Windows. Negligible performance differences in any of the permutations.
2.) Also tested with Silverlight, but only on Windows. It was slower than everything except IE7. However, that was because it was terribly slow at regular expressions and error handling. It clearly had the best JIT as it was able to reduce some of the tests to 0 after a couple of executions.