Flash Player 7 Meets Linux
Macromedia releases an update to its Flash Player for the open-source operating system, adding support for SOAP and a popular Web formatting style.Flash support on the Linux desktop caught up with its Windows counterpart on Thursday as Macromedia Inc. released an updated Flash Player for the open-source operating system. The San Francisco-based company launched Flash Player 7 for Linux, about nine months after it released its newest Flash version for the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. With the Linux version of Flash Player 7, Macromedia has added support for Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) Web services and for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), said Waleed Anbar, Macromedia Flash Player product manager. The new version also features performance and security enhancements.
"Our fundamental driving force was to bring the Flash Player to as many desktops as we can," Anbar said about the Linux update. Flash Player is installed on 98 percent of desktops with Internet access, according to Macromedia.