06 Sep 2016

Adobe Announces They Will Be Bringing Flash Player Back To Linux

Chris Campbell, a developer from Adobe Flash Player, announced that Linux support for Adobe Flash Player will soon be making a comeback.

“Linux users have access to both NPAPI and PPAPI versions of Flash Player. However, for the last four years, the NPAPI version has been held at 11.2 and regularly updated with only security fixes while the PPAPI version (used in Chrome and Chromium based browsers), is in line with the standard Windows and Mac releases.” Chris stated.

“Today we are updating the beta channel with Linux NPAPI Flash Player by moving it forward and in sync with the modern release branch (currently version 23). We have done this significant change to improve security and provide additional mitigation to the Linux community.”

Although the ghost of flash player is long gone on Linux, seeing as many users internet browsers use HTML5, the Linux community probably have no idea what Adobe flash player is. The world of technology, as always will evolve and there will always be new software out to replace the dinosaur software.

Chris Campbell announced that they have two version currently available for beta, 64-bit and 32-bit.

“Currently we are distributing 32 and 64 bit binaries only, we will package these in proper installers after additional testing and feedback. Users should manually back-up their existing Flash Player plugin file from the appropriate system plug-in folder and copy the new binaries into place to use them.  Please note that our initial release does not support Fedora based distributions.  For more information, see our release notes.”
You can download the betas here: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html
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