Windows 7 x64 is becoming very popular. More and more people want to unleash the power of their quadcore-64-bit-CPU’s and use the chance to upgrade to Windows 7 x64. 64-bit is working flawlessly, thanks to the great support of all major hardware/software companies like NVidia. Unfortunately, there’s always a black sheep. This time it is Adobe, they simply won’t release a Windows 7 x64 flash plugin!
Flash Player 10
Adobe recently released the flash player 10 in October. The list of new features is long:
- 3D effects
- Custom filters and effects
- World-class typhografic control
- Dynamic sound generation
No Support For 64-bit Windows but for Linux!
But where is the support for Windows 7 x64?
Without a flash x64 plugin for Windows 7 we will not be able to run a 64-bit browser and visit a flash website.
Of course, we also can’t visit any video site without a working Java 64-bit plugin like YouTube, making a downgrade to a x32 browser necessary in the end. Luckily, there are already both editions of the Internet Explorer pre-installed in Windows 7, but if you are using Firefox like me, you will have to stick with the slower 32-bit fox.
Sign Petition: Flash Plugin for Windows x64
As much as I love Adobe (heck, I probably wouldn’t even write this here, if there was no Adobe), this is ridiculous and highly unprofessional of Adobe. That’s why I decided that it’s time for a petition. A petition with just one goal: A beta release of a flash plugin for a 64-bit Windows (yes, they have one for linux!) in January, 2010.
All Linux users can download the flash plugin for Linux x64 here.
All Windows users, please sign this petition!!
We aim to get 10,000 signatures, so please Re-Tweet, Digg and Stumble this post if you want to support this petition.