Download 64 Bit Linux Flash Player Beta Version

Finally, Adobe has released 64 bit preview version of its most popular flash player today for Linux / Solaris UNIX operating system. There is no Windows or Mac 64 bit version exists but Linux / UNIX is the first OS to get it. Indeed a good news; now we have both Java and Flash plyaer for 64 bit platforms. No need to use nspluginwrapper. From the blog post:


Furthering Adobe’s commitment to the Linux community and as part of ongoing efforts to ensure the cross-platform compatibility of Flash Player, an alpha version of 64-bit Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux operating systems was released on 11/17/2008 and is available for download. This offers easier, native installation on 64-bit Linux distributions and removes the need for 32-bit emulation. Learn more by reading the 64-bit Flash Player 10 FAQ.

It is being made available for developers and consumers to test their content to ensure new features function as expected, existing content plays back correctly, and there are no compatibility issues.

Please note that you need 64 bit Linux operating system and 64 bit Firefox version to use this new 64 bit player.

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10 comments… add one
  • jgabios Nov 17, 2008 @ 19:29

    can you give more info on that 64 bit java plugin for browsers? where can i get it ?

  • 🛡️ Vivek Gite (Author and Admin) nixCraft Nov 17, 2008 @ 22:54
  • squid Nov 18, 2008 @ 4:22

    When I follow the link (“It is being made available for developers and”), all I get is a page that makes me download the 32-bit version. How do I get to the 64-bit version?

  • jgabios Nov 18, 2008 @ 8:38

    it is clearly stated on that sun page:
    “This procedure installs the JDK, but not the Java Plugin or Java Web Start (which are not yet available for 64-bit Linux)” .
    so, no 64 bit java applets yet. i knew it, this is why i was so perplexed of this article.

  • squid Nov 18, 2008 @ 20:39

    The article incorrectly links to the 32-bit version of flash, but I found the correct link to the 64-bit version:

  • Romeo Adrian Cioaba Nov 19, 2008 @ 8:27

    I have put together a small script that helps you install native 64bit Flash Player on Ubuntu systems. It can be easily hacked to work on any other Linux.

  • 🛡️ Vivek Gite (Author and Admin) nixCraft Nov 20, 2008 @ 8:22


    Thanks for pointing out correct url. The post has been updated.

  • lvs Nov 24, 2008 @ 6:16

    I heard this was out but thanks for the link….looks like I have reached this page at the right time 🙂

  • sandhya Jul 28, 2009 @ 14:39

    can anyone send me the link to download unix

  • Ryo-ohki Feb 18, 2010 @ 4:09

    The 64 bit linux beta version was released 2010-02-11:

    Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux []
    Download link []

    Edited by admin

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