If you use Adobe Flash Player, you probably already know that this well-loved software is on version 21, with the latest update offering version 184.108.40.206. Updating to this latest version is important since it gives you access to the security patches that Adobe has made to solve vulnerabilities and protect your system from hackers. But what you have to know is this: Adobe is taking steps to move Flash Player from version 21 to version 22.
This won’t happen soon, of course, since the company still has to make the final adjustments to the product and ensure it will run smoothly on all systems. But, for now, you can have access to the beta version of Adobe Flash Player 22 and see what it has to offer.
According to Adobe, Flash Player 22 will fix bugs and enhance the security, stability, and overall performance of the runtime client. It will also bring several exciting features, such as EnableLocalAppData, which allows users to put their AppData folder on a network location without having to worry about the logs and information of their Flash applications. Another feature is video and camera support for Stage3D, which promotes internal optimization of image rendering and moves texture loading and YUV to RGB conversion to the computer’s GPU.
To get Adobe Flash Player 22, you can visit labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html, choose the right installer for your system, and proceed with the download. Before downloading, though, you should first check if your system should meet the minimum requirements for the software.
If you’re using Windows, it should be Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32- or 64-bit), or Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit). Your computer must have a 2.33GHz processor (or a faster x86-compatible one) and 512MB of RAM; if you’re using a Windows netbook, it should have an Intel Atom 1.6GHz (or faster) processor and 1GB of RAM. Either way, your web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera) must be on the latest version.
If you’re using a Mac laptop or computer, it must be running on Mac OS X version 10.6 or later and have an Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz (or faster) processor, 512MB of RAM, and 128MB of graphics memory. It should also have the latest versions of Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera.
As a beta customer of Flash Player 22, you have the option to provide anonymous usage data to Adobe and help them improve the product. You can do so by sending your feedback and bug reports through bugbase.adobe.com and joining the discussions in the Flash Player beta forum.
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