flash upgrades

Asked by dominic mckeever on 2006-04-29

web pages are asking me for a newer version of flash. i am directed to a download site but i can't install the new version. does linux have its own equivalent?

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Dennis Kaarsemaker (dennis) said : #1

macromedia did not make flash8 for linux yet...

Bajtalan Hunor (cerebellum) said : #2


Linux has a flash player equivavlent GPLFlash, but simple flash player should work too. You can get all the necessary information about how to install flashplayer on Ubuntu here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats#head-f375cba46014e861cd5ec7643bd7c4ef05acff2b

Neo (pudumula-gmail) said : #3

yes it has

first go to the top panel and go to system-administration-software sources
it will prompt u for the password and a window will appear
then navigate to the updates tab and check 1. important security updates
                                                                       2. recomended updates
                                                                       3. pre-released updates
the click the close button and it will prompt u for reloading click it it will gather all the updates and u will be notified of the updates
install the updates and reboot ur system

then go to this link


and click on any of the mirriors to download the flash player.
then install the flash player the same way as installing a software in windows.

Hope this helps u

if u have further questions feel free to ask.
remember u are part of the "linux community".

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