First Flash 11 beta brings 64-bit support to Linux... finally
Posted on: 07/15/2011 09:40 AM

Adobe has released the first beta of Flash 11, a major update of the rich media browser plug-in.

First Flash 11 beta brings 64-bit support to Linux... finally


From ArsTechnica:
The long-overdue delivery of 64-bit support is a major milestone for Adobe. The company first demonstrated an experimental 64-bit Flash plug-in prototype in 2008 and vowed to eventually deliver support for the x64 architecture across all of the major desktop operating systems. The plan had to take a backseat, however, as Adobe's focus shifted to other priorities. Improving Flash's performance and reliability on mobile devices has consumed much of the company's attention over the past year.

Adobe dropped its previous experimental 64-bit Flash plug-in roughly a year ago, citing the need for significant architectural changes. At the time, we joked that Flash's 64-bit support might finally land at about the same time as Duke Nukem Forever. It's sort of funny how that worked out. Unlike Duke's less-than-triumphant return, however, the new 64-bit Flash plugin actually lives up to its promise.



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