|By Rich Tretola | September 16, 2010|
One of the biggest complaints about the Flash Player has been its lack of support for 64 bit operating systems. Well that all changed today as Adobe posted a public beta of the new 64 bit player for Windows, Mac, and Linux called Flash Player Square!
The key new capabilities in the Flash Player “Square” preview are:
* 64-bit support Native support for 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit web browsers on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows.
* Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support Enhanced support for Internet Explorer 9 Beta. It takes advantage of hardware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9 Beta, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance and enable seamless composition.
Important: Please note that if you install the Flash Player “Square” preview, you will need to keep this version up to date by manually installing updates from the Flash Player “Square” download page on Adobe Labs. You will not receive automatic update notifications for future final releases of Flash Player, and you will need to manually uninstall Flash Player “Square” before installing a final shipping version of Flash Player.
Read more about Flash Player Square and download the beta at:
NOTE: At the time of this writing, there is a broken link on the labs page for the Mac Uninstaller. The uninstaller can be found here: Mac Flash Player Uninstaller