Adobe said Wednesday that it had released a beta of its Flash player for the Linux operating system. According to the company, a final version of the player will be released early next year. In addition, Adobe is in the process of writing 64-bit versions of Flash, although it declined to specify any kind of release timeline.
"Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux beta supports the same major features and functionality as the Windows and Macintosh versions for playback of Flash content and applications," the company said. There are a few features that do not work, such as the full screen feature, although Adobe is working on that functionality for the final release, it said