Lightspark is the alternative Flash Player for Linux. This will do two good things – a possibility that Flash as a content medium will be free of vendor lock-in, and Linux will not be treated as an orphan in the Flash world any more. Part of the credit goes to Adobe for publishing an open specification for SWF, on which Lightspark is based. [Continue]
The non-beta Flash Player 9 version is now available for download. The press release says that Novell and Red Hat will package this version with the distributions. However, it is still not feature complete (via Ryan Stewart) and seems to be released because of demand for a non-beta version. [Continue]
Flash Player 9 Beta is now available for Linux (via The Universal Desktop). Hopefully it will get some love from the Linux community.