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[3]: So now flash can use >4GB
by lemur2 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So now flash can use >4GB"
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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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