Since acquiring Macromedia, Adobe has improved its Flash Player
for Linux quite a bit in recent times with the Linux version of Flash being updated in sync with the Windows and Mac OS X versions. For instance, development of Flash Player 10
led to several public alpha and beta releases that brought a number of new features to this platform. The most voiced complaint though about Adobe Flash for Linux is that it's been limited to 32-bit Linux and Adobe has ignored all 64-bit Linux users, but today that has changed. Adobe has started bringing Flash to 64-bit Linux!
Over on the Adobe Labs
web-site they have released an alpha version of Flash Player 10 that's targeted at Linux x86_64. This 64-bit Flash plug-in works without the NSPlugin wrapper and will "just work" with your 64-bit web browser. The release notes for the 64-bit Linux edition can be read here
Will Sun be next to improve the 64-bit Linux user-land by releasing an official 64-bit version of its Java plug-in? Let's hope.