Adobe previews 64-bit Flash Player 'Square'

Adobe launched a preview release of its "Square" Flash Player, which is designed for 64-bit operating systems and supports Internet Explorer 9.

Adobe on Wednesday launched a preview release of its "Square" Flash Player, which is designed for 64-bit operating systems and supports Internet Explorer 9.

In a labs post, Adobe said the preview is available on Linux, Mac O

S and Windows.

The company said:

We have made this preview available so that users can test existing content and new platforms for compatibility and stability. Because this is a preview version of Flash Player, we don’t expect it to be as stable as a final release version of Flash Player. Use caution when installing Flash Player "Square" on production machines.

Regarding IE 9, which also surfaced today, Adobe said the new Flash Player is designed to take advantage of IE 9's hardware accelerated graphics capability. Adobe said its latest player is expected to ship in the first half of 2011.

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