How To Install Adobe Flash Player 10.3 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?

Among many other inventions from Adobe, the propriety Flash player is one of the most widely used applications all over the world. Although for those of you who don't like propriety "philosophy" there is the official GNU reverse engineered Flash player called GNU-Gnash if you like.

But I think it's pretty much safe to say that under most conditions Adobe Flash will run better on your PC hardware since all the GPU (Graphic cards) manufactures make sure to optimize their VGA cards to run Flash under hardware level.

Anyhow, Adobe recently released the latest version of the Flash player which makes it now the version and below are few of the new improvements/features.

*. Media measurement - By using the Adobe's API, now web developers can monitor their videos and their distributions (where and who watched them, etc) with ease... "with as little as two lines of code" according to Adobe's own words.

*. Acoustic Echo Cancellation - Say that you were having a "discussion" with your gaming buddy :) at the other end using Flash player, but his microphone was in such a bad condition that you couldn't bear the noises, etc then with the 10.3 version Flash player now has the ability to give you much smoother sound outputs by removing background noises, voice echoes, etc.

*. Clear the Flash Player Cache with ease - Yep, I always clear by browser cache. But clearing FP cache ain't that easy. But with this version now Flash player will let you clear its cache using almost all the major web browsers such as Firefox4, Google Chrome 11 and Internet Explorer 8.

*. Easily access its settings - Now users with MS Windows/Mac or GNU/Linux users can access FP settings in their "Control" panel section, of their operating systems.

Although these are the major new features according to Adobe but the 10.3 do come with bug fixes, enhanced video playback and security features as well.

If you use Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal then you can install the latest version of the Flash Player (10.3 in this case) by clicking here and follow the instructions on your screen. That's it.

After doing this, whenever Adobe releases a new version/update, all you have to do is enter the below command in your Terminal.
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

1 comment:

KurlyD said...

I would like Adobe products to be cheap, especially Dreamweaver but I can only dream. At least flash is free. What is Adobe? Have a good one!

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