You must have known by now that Adobe, last week, released a beta version of their latest flash player version 11. This time a 64bit version for Linux has also been included along with all other platforms.
Some features of Adobe Flash Player 11 beta are:
- Stage3D APIs (“Molehill”)
- Cubic Bezier Curves
- Linux Vector Printing is now available on Linux too
- G.711 Audio Compression for Telephony
- H.264/AVC SW Encoding for Camera
However, hardware acceleration for Linux 64bit Flash Player is still not supported so you will see the same spike in your cpu usage when you run any flash enabled video or game.
Installation of Adobe Flash Player 11 beta is easy. You need to install the repository which is updated almost instantly everytime a new 64bit flash player is released.
Use the terminal for the fastest installation time. Copy and paste the following code in an open terminal. Try one at a time.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y flashplugin64-installer
Check on your browser if you are running the latest version by right clicking on any flash video. The last line of the menu will tell you that you are using Adobe Flash Player 11 .
If you do not want to install the repository for a beta product, you can download the tar.gz file from Adobe Labs
and extract it to the required directory.
Here are the commands for it. Please note: I am assuming that the default download location is $HOME/Downloads
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/kde4/
sudo tar -xvf ~/Downloads/flashplayer11_b1_install_lin_64_071311.tar.gz
sudo mv libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so