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Adobe Systems has spun out an alpha version of its Flash Player 10 technology for 64-bit Linux software users today, to satisfy the needs of freetards everywhere.

The multinational said it has done so to underscore its “commitment to the Linux community” which is ahead of Windows and Apple Mac OS X in the 64-bit processor support game.

Previously, Firefox fans could only use the 32-bit version when running the Flash 10 plug-in because, at release last month, the software needed 32-bit emulation for it to work on Linux platforms and other operating systems.

“Furthering Adobe's commitment to the Linux community and as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the cross-platform compatibility of Flash Player, an alpha version of 64-bit Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux operating systems was released on 11/17/2008 and is available for download,” the software firm said today.

“This offers easier, native installation on 64-bit Linux distributions and removes the need for 32-bit emulation.”

Adobe wants openistas to play with the pre-release 64-bit flavoured version of the software and provide feedback to the company about the new features, enhancements and compatibility with previously authored content.

It did not offer any indication about when a 64-bit version of Flash Player 10 might land for either the Mac OS X or Windows, however. ®

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