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Adobe Flash Player Plugin Update for 64-bit OS


Eighteen years ago this plugin was named Macromedia Flash and it slowly started to become an essential tool. Now Adobe Flash Player is living its last days. It will soon be dropped by the Adobe company and removed from all browsers in favor of HTML5 web technology which is safer and more efficient. Nonetheless, the plugin will still be around until 2020 and many people still use. Therefore let’s take one last look at Flash Player for 64-bit, the plugin that defined the Internet back in the day.

How to install Adobe Flash Player

We will focus on the Linux OS with instructions for the Mozilla Firefox web browser. If you want to get Flash Player for it the first step is closing every web browser window. Next you have to check if you have any previous version of it already installed. If you do make sure you uninstall it. After you do that, download the Flash binary archive and extract it in the ~/.mozilla/plugin that is found under Home directory. In order to make Adobe Flash Player available for the entire system you can install it from the official website or extract the binary archive in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ folder as system administrator.

The Adobe Flash Player plugin supports several web browsers

The plugin supports many popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera and Internet Explorer web browsers. However, now most browsers ask for permission to activate Flash and soon it will be disabled by default. It is also available for many operating systems like Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Adobe Flash Player allows users to access video and audio content as well as Flash websites or various applications. The plugin brought a lot of joy, but it is time to evolve.