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New adobe flash player for Linux

Yesterday, Adobe Labs released their “Preview 1″ of a new flashplayer browser plugin they have been developing. As you may know, the previous test version of a Linux version of their plugin was withdrawn because it was riddled with security holes, performance issues and suffered from a bad codebase.

The newly developed code seems to be cross-platform since there are preview releases of this Flash Player ‘Square’ to be downloaded for Windows and Mac OS as well.

See http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/ for the announcement and downloadables.

So far, I am pleased with the performance and feature-set of this new plugin. Other people report that this plugin finally supports Hulu, which is a US-only video broadcast service so I can not test it from here.

I have created Slackware packages for the new flashplayer (32-bit as well as 64-bit), you can grab those at http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/flashplayer-plugin/ . These pacakges install the plugin into the generic mozilla plugins directory so that all mozilla-based browsers will be able to use it.

Eric

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Comment from spc
Posted: September 16, 2010 at 13:36

Thank you Alien Bob.

PS. I honestly detest flash :)

Cheers

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Comment from Nick Blizzard
Posted: September 20, 2010 at 20:47

Thanks Bob. Speed is much improved over the old R45 version.
p.s. after looking at all the chatter on this being a “beta” release I keep wondering… what do they think the other x64 release was…….. ;)

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Comment from Scott-271
Posted: September 21, 2010 at 16:19

Hey Alien Bob,

Thanks much for this! I have it up and running fine. I tried it on Hulu and it works great, except for full screen – it gets a slightly “jumpy”, but still watchable.

Later on,
Scott

Comment from Ponce
Posted: September 28, 2010 at 10:26

FYI, abobe updated to -p2

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/

Comment from Alan
Posted: September 28, 2010 at 18:29

Thanks Eric!

I can confirm as well that Hulu is now functional again on 64 bit.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: September 29, 2010 at 13:32

Packages for the preview-2 are now available on http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/flashplayer-plugin/

Eric

Comment from Ponce
Posted: September 29, 2010 at 19:34

:) thanks Eric.

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