Google builds Adobe's Flash into Chrome
Google and Adobe have announced that they are to collaborate on development of the Adobe's Flash plug-in. As a first step, Google's Chrome web browser is to have Adobe's Flash built in. Google have updated the Chrome developer channel with a new version which includes the integrated Flash Player and a basic plug-in manager. Google will also work with Adobe to enhance Chrome's sandbox technology to include plug-ins like Flash Player.
Currently, in the development version, the bundled Flash Player is disabled by default and users will need to add "--enable-internal-flash" to Chrome's start up to enable it. In the future, updates to the bundled Flash Player will be handled by Chrome's auto-update feature. There are a number of issues with the first release, such as a clash with installed version of Flash Player on Windows, plug-in enabling only taking effect after a restart and a lack of a bundled 64-bit Flash Player for Linux. According to TechCrunch, Google are also planning to to bring the integrated Flash Player capabilities to Chrome OS.
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