Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:49 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe Flash Player 'Square' is a preview release that enables native 64-bit support on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows operating systems, as well as enhanced support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta. We have made this preview available so that users can test existing content and new platforms for compatibility and stability."
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RE: So now flash can use >4GB
by sj87 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 04:44 UTC in reply to "So now flash can use >4GB"
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I read all the FAQs, and the chief benefit seems to be the ability for flash to use more than 4GB. Huh. Some benefit.

NO! The main benefit is we can use Flash on our 64-bit systems! The 32-bit version requires a 32-bit version of the browser aswell.

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RE[2]: So now flash can use >4GB
by joshv on Thu 16th Sep 2010 13:36 in reply to "RE: So now flash can use >4GB"
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Windows 7 64-bit - been running flash since the day I got it.

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lemur2 Member since:

Windows 7 64-bit - been running flash since the day I got it.

So has my Kubuntu 10.04 installation. I kept my copy of the file:
... even after Adobe "officially" withdrew this version.

Now that I have downloaded a copy of the file:
... I have replaced the previous file.

Each of these archives contains a single file, called

If you create a new variable in Firefox's about:config page called plugin.expose_full_path, and set its value to true, then Mozilla's about:plugins page shows the full path to the plugin executable.

On my Kubuntu 10.04 installation, this says:
File: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

So that is the file I replaced with the new version.

After I replaced it, the about:plugins page says this:
File: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
Version: Shockwave Flash 10.2 d161

This is the new 'square' version.

Hence my Kubuntu 10.04 64-bit - been running flash since the day I got it.

PS: It is only because Adobe's flash plugin is a closed binary that one has to jump through hoops like this. For everything else on the system, Kubuntu just updates automatically through the package manager. This is a good reason in general to avoid closed binaries wherever possible.

Edited 2010-09-16 14:18 UTC

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Brunis Member since:

Windows 7 64-bit - been running flash since the day I got it.

That's because you use 32bit browser software!

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