Thursday, January 18, 2007
Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux Announced
Adobe Systems has announced the availability of Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux.
"With the proliferation of video on the Web, Adobe Flash Player is quickly becoming the de facto industry standard for delivering engaging interactive content and applications," said Emmy Huang, senior product manager at Adobe. "Now the Linux community has full access to the high volume of Flash content and applications available on the Internet today, bringing Linux developers and users to the forefront of the Web 2.0 experience."
Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux features capabilities such as efficient memory utilization, advanced features for graphics, video and text, as well as the ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM2), which allows up to 10 times faster scripting performance. Adobe recently contributed source code from the AVM2 to the Mozilla Foundation, which is hosting a new open source project called Tamarin to accelerate the development of a standards-based approach for creating rich and engaging Web applications that work across multiple platforms. The Tamarin source code is available via CVS, an open source version control and collaboration system, from the Mozilla site.
"Adobe Flash Player 9 delivers high-quality performance, a more secure viewing experience and an enhanced programming model that will help further advance SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop as the top Linux desktop for business," said Justin Steinman, director of marketing for Linux and Open Platform Solutions at Novell. "Novell is committed to providing our users the means to experience the latest in rich content on the Web."
Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux is available immediately as a free download from here. The standalone and debug versions of Adobe Flash Player for developers are available here. Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux will also be included in Linux operating systems distributed by Novell and Red Hat later this year.
Adobe Flash Player 9 is available in both English and localized versions and is available for Linux, Windows and Mac platforms.