Software maker Adobe has released the beta version of Flash 11 which comes with support for 64 bit versions of Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
64-bit support in Flash has been long overdue. The company had started working on a 64-bit plug-in back in 2008 but had stalled the project as it focused on other things. The initial project was scraped last year and the company set itself to develop a new plugin.
Prior to the Flash 11 beta release, Linux users had to use third party frameworks to run 32-bit version of Flash on the 64-bit systems. But all of that is about to change with native support for 64-bit Linux in Flash 11.
In a blog post (opens in new tab), Adobe said that the new beta will also come with Stage 3D graphics rendering feature, which will hardware accelerated 3D rendering capabilities to Flash.