Adobes Drops Experimental 64-Bit Flash Player for Linux

Ryan Paul, reporting for Ars Technica:

“We are fully committed to bringing native 64-bit Flash Player for the desktop by providing native support for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux 64-bit platforms in an upcoming major release of Flash Player,” the company wrote. “We intend to provide more regular update information on our progress as we continue our work on 64-bit versions of Flash Player.”

Don’t hold your breath. (Flash Player for Mac OS X remains 32-bit as well, despite the fact that most of the system is now 64-bit.) Anyway, as for Linux, I thought Adobe loved open systems. What happened?

Tuesday, 15 June 2010