Linux may no longer be getting any more fresh Air
, but it's going to get a heaping helping of Flash thanks to a partnership between Adobe and Google. You see,
the pair has been developing a new browser API to work with Flash, code-named "Pepper," to provide Flash Player 11.2
in Chrome on any x86/64 platform -- including Linux. From now on, Linux users will get new versions of Flash Player directly through the Pepper API in Chrome (as opposed to a download from Adobe), but Adobe promises to provide security updates for five years after its release. Don't believe us? Get the good
news direct from Adobe at the source below.Update:
To be clear, while this will keep Flash updated in Chrome, it's uncertain what this means for other browsers like Firefox, Konqueror and Midori.