A flash player utility, designed and used with Adobe Acrobat related files is the Adobe Flash Player for Linux 10.0.15.3. Used mainly in the area of media and Internet, the tool provides context rich media and internet applications with a robust and yet simple run time environment. This updated version of Adobe Flash Player has been said to have critical security impact on Linux Systems.
Developed by Macromedia, the tool runs SWF files that can be created using the Adobe Flash Authoring Tools, Adobe Flex tools and other Macromedia related tools.
Using the Adobe Flash Player, designs, graphics, animations, and Graphical User Interface for applications can be created and distributed to all browsers and platforms in a network. The end result of an application using Adobe Flash Player would be a high quality one, rich in web content. This attracts users to have a refreshing and engaging effect on the page.
The process of installation of Adobe Flash Player in Linux Systems would include execution of the following command line arguments.
. The plug that is to be installed is downloaded from the internet. In the dialog box that opens up asking for the target location and name of the file to be saved, save the file as .tar.gz file onto the desktop. Now the user needs to wait for the download to complete.
.Â All browser windows need to be closed and all existing Adobe Flash software need to be removed from the system.
. The file is then unpackaged and a directory which contains the file libflashplayer.so is created.
. This file libflashplayer.so is then copied to the folders -/ .mozilla/plug ins. If there is no plug in folder, it needs to be created manually.
. Once this procedure is complete, the browser needs to be launched again. To make sure that the utility has been installed, choose Help > about Plug ins and search for the recently installed plug in.