Flash Player 9 Beta for Linux was released earlier. A release is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Over the last five minutes I downloaded, installed and setup the Flash Player on my Ubuntu system. It is really simple. Note: This doesn’t qualify as “free software” (free as in freedom) but for those that want their flash goodness here is how its done.
- Download Installer for Linux (GZ, 2.48M) or visit the Adobe Labs
- Unpack the archive
- For Firefox: sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/
If you’re using a different browser simply replace /usr/lib/firefox/ with the folder of your browser. So far, in my quick testing, Flash has worked like a charm.
Also, included in the archive is a readme.txt with more instructions for those that may not have root / sudo access. It can be installed per user or system wide.