After 5 years, Adobe releases new Flash Player for Linux

Adobe has released a new version of Flash Player for Linux after 5 years. The player that often causes security issues on Windows computers required an update for Linux to patch some vulnerabilities.

Flash Player 11.2 was announced in February 2012 as the last version for Linux and Adobe promised it would continue to provide security patches for the software till 2017. Earlier this year Adobe changed its mind.

Despite that many companies want to phase out Flash Player and all major browsers will start to block Flash by default next year, Adobe announced a new version for Linux. This is mainly to tackle security issues, features available on other platforms such as 3D acceleration and video DRM are not implemented in the new Linux version.

The new version is 24 which means the Linux version number is now on par with the version number on other platforms.