Home Adobe Flash Player 11 Brings 64-bit Support for Linux

Adobe Flash Player 11 Brings 64-bit Support for Linux



Last week Adobe Labs announced the availability of its first Beta release of its 64-bit Linux operating systems with new features including Stage 3D, HD surround sound, H.264/AVC software encoding and 64-bit support.
Highlights of Adobe Flash Player 11 Beta 1:

  • 64-bit support for Linux operating systems and browsers (Mac OS X and Windows are also supported);
  • Linux Vector Printing support to print crisp and rich images on Linux;
  • Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding;
  • HD surround sound support to deliver full High-Definition videos with 7.1 channels surround sound, directly to TVs powered by AIR;
  • Stage 3D Accelerated Graphics Rendering;
  • G.711 audio compression for telephony (can be used to integrate telephony/voice into business applications using the G.711 codec;
  • H.264/AVC Software Encoding for webcams, to locally encode higher quality video using the H.264 codec;
  • Socket Progress Events (designed to build advanced file sharing programs, such as FTP clients that send huge amounts of data);
  • Cubic Bezier Curves support to create cubic Beziers;
  • Native JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) support;
  • Garbage Collection Advice;
  • Socket Progress Events;
  • Secure Random Number Generator;
  • TLS Secure Sockets Support;
  • JPEG-XR support;
  • Enhanced high resolution bitmap support;
  • High efficiency SWF compression support.


Minimum hardware components are required for Linux users: 2.33 Ghz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster CPU for netbooks, 512MB of RAM, and 128MB of graphics memory. Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and above, and Google Chrome web browsers are also officially supported.
Source SoftPedia

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.