Feeds

Adobe resuscitates 64-bit Flash for Linux

Penguins rejoice at prophesy fulfilled

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Adobe has resuscitated Flash Player for 64-bit Linux, drawing cheers from penguins across the planet.

On Wednesday, the company released a beta version of Flash Player 11 for the desktop, and this included a 64-bit Linux beta. In June of last year, Adobe murdered an experimental version of Flash 10.1 for 64-bit Linux, but it promised the penguin population it would revive the 64-bit Linux player in a future Flash release.

In September, a 64-bit Linux "preview" arrived, and now Adobe has made good on its promise.

Not that penguins are completely happy with the company. Last month, Adobe dumped the Linux incarnation of AIR – its Flash-based runtime – into the hands of OEMs, saying its attempts to promote the runtime on Linux were far from successful.

The company released the Flash Player 11 beta alongside a beta version of AIR 3. Flash 11 includes "Stage3D" APIs for hardware-accelerated 3D and 2D graphics rendering, H.264 encoding for videos pulled from a computer's camera, support for native JSON, asynchronous bitmap decoding, and G.711 audio compression, among other goodies.

You can download the beta player here, and you can submit bugs here. ®

Seven Steps to Software Security

More from The Register

next story
KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer
Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress
NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET
Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it
Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one
Google shows off new Chrome OS look
Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.