Cannot install Adobe Flash Player (I am stuck and furious)

Asked by carlosgobe66@yahoo.com on 2012-02-26

I tryed to watch a video in Facebook, but the link showed a legend that it was necessary to upgrade to the newest version of Flash Player, but any version I try to download the system asks me to indicate the program with which I want to install the package, BUT I CANNOT FIND WHAT DARNED PROGRAM SHOULD I USE TO OPEN THE PACKAGE, SO I CANNOT INSTALL FLASH PLAYER. HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ANY USER TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE UBUNTU, WHEN IT BECOMES SO DIFFICULT TO INSTALL SUCH A SIMPLE PROGRAM AS FLASH PLAYER? Gosh, in Windows you only have to click install and everything goes. I am positively frustrated with this situation.

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Ubuntu adobe-flashplugin Edit question
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Solved by:
Selene ToyKeeper
Solved:
2012-04-05
Last query:
2012-04-05
Last reply:
2012-02-27
Best Selene ToyKeeper (toykeeper) said : #1

Gee, that sounds frustrating. In Ubuntu, software is installed from a central repository instead of having to get everything from stores, web sites, or other channels. To install something, run Ubuntu Software Center, browse or search for what you want, and click 'install'. For example, the Adobe Flash plugin is in a package called adobe-flashplugin.

General help for Software Center is online here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuSoftwareCenter

Thanks Selene Scriven, that solved my question.