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Merry Christmas from Macromedia Flash

The most current version of Flash for Linux is version 7.0 while Windows users are already on 8.0. However Macromedia has officially stated that there will be an upcoming version 8.5 for Linux. However it will be shipped after the Windows version becomes available. Even though that post states that no 64bit version is being planned, another engineer has stated that there is some work being done towards a 64bit version.

In the end, it’s good news to see Macromedia/Adobe putting forth some effort to support Linux .

Posted in: Desktop, Linux, Multimedia, Software,


  • leeyee on December 26, 2005 - 11:23 PM

    well, I’m glad to the news. To be honest, I still remeber that how difficult it is when I was attempting to get a Matlab for linux version before. Fortunately, more and more companies are putting forth effort to support Linux just like what Adobe is doing. It’s a good sign.

  • steveoc on January 25, 2006 - 06:18 PM

    Good to see.

    I wouldnt have thought that a 64bit version was a killer to put out - and given these days that even the cheapest Sempron CPU these days is 64bit enabled … I can only image that linux on amd64 is very very popular.