64-bit Adobe Flash Player added to Ubuntu repositories
With the release of Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot", which is scheduled to arrive on Thursday 13 October, users will no longer be required to add third-party PPA repositories in order to install the 64-bit version of Adobe's Flash Player for Linux. Flash Player 11 for 64-bit systems will be available directly from the Ubuntu Software Centre via the "Canonical partner channel".
The partner channel contains various packages – including the Skype client for Linux and the Fluendo MP3 plug-in – which, for a variety of reasons, cannot be distributed using the standard repositories. Previously only the 32-bit version of Flash Player (which can also be used on 64-bit systems via a plug-in wrapper) was available in this channel.
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