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Adobe and Google Team Up To Keep Flash Alive on Linux


Engadget reported today that Adobe and Google have been working together to keep Flash support and updates on Linux going, but only through the Chrome browser.  Code named “Pepper” by the pair, a new API is being worked on to ensure continued Flash support (version 11.2) in the Chrome browser for the Linux platform.

Furthermore, “Pepper” will allow users to get their Flash updates directly through the Chrome browser via the API, rather than downloading from Adobe.  However, Adobe promises the next five years of security updates for Flash users via their site.

Engadget also points out that while this is great news for Chrome for Linux users, it is uncertain what will occur for Firefox, Konqueror, Midori, and other browser users.

You can read the entire details from Adobe.