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Current Version: (December 18, 2007) / 10.1 (June 15, 2010)

Adobe's Flash Player is perhaps the most ubiquitous Web browser plug-in of all, allowing you to view all kinds of nice interactive animations many people have produced for their Web sites.

Version 7 is the final version of Flash Player that will be produced for "Classic" Mac OS. Starting with the release of the December 18, 2007 security bulletin, APSB07-20, Adobe is discontinuing support of Adobe Flash Player 7 and will no longer provide security updates. Adobe recommends that all Flash Player users on supported systems update to the most recent version of the player through the Flash Player Download Center. Adobe's support policy for Flash Player is to support the current and previous major release. Flash Player 7 was updated with security fixes as a courtesy to customers on Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft NT, and Macintosh Classic operating systems, and for Linux and Solaris customers prior to the availability of Flash Player 9.

Version 10.1 (the latest release for Mac OS X) includes the following new features:

Version 10.1 is the last release of Flash that will support PowerPC-based Macs.

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Download the final Mac OS 9 version (
Download the Mac OS X 10.4+ (Carbon / Universal) version (10.1).

Version "Gala Preview" is available for Mac OS X 10.6.3 (Carbon / Intel) (May 25, 2010), adding support for H.264 video hardware decoding on Mac OS X 10.6.3. Gala allows developers to preview Flash Player with hardware acceleration of H.264 video on supported Mac computers equipped with the following GPUs: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M. See the special site for more information.

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Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!