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    flash on linux ?


    will get right to the point, for a college project i am making a museum display mock-up.

    the interface is designed in flash (yes i know .... )

    the computer I have to run it is AMD E-350 2x 1.6GHz Processor, 2GB RAM and lets just say flash playback is not great at all.

    i was given a lend of it and at the moment its running xp (and honestly full of junk but i can delete anything on it including xp) i am wondering I put a light clean linux distro on it would it help , opinions ?

    I really only need the os that I can install flash player 11 and get good playback and leave it on display for a few days.

    so opinions , would linux be worth looking at ?

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    Google Chrome (from google.com, not 'chromium') comes with flash player embedded. Any major distro can run it. I suggest Debian or Linux Mint with Xfce for older hardware.
    Other possibilities include Crunchbang or Lubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    Google Chrome (from google.com, not 'chromium') comes with flash player embedded. Any major distro can run it. I suggest Debian or Linux Mint with Xfce for older hardware.
    Other possibilities include Crunchbang or Lubuntu.


    ok thanks , but i dont want to run flash in a browser need the dedicated player. Has is performance in flash for most linux distro ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eimarius View Post
    ok thanks , but i dont want to run flash in a browser need the dedicated player. Has is performance in flash for most linux distro ?
    In chrome, I don't notice any difference than Windows on similar hardware. XP is severely slowed by all the .NET stuff that was crammed into it over the years. It started as a fairly light, able OS.

    Flash = video processing. AMD E-350 is obviously gonna be on the low end, but should be able to handle a basic Flash video. Find a distro that has the least use of video memory and processing (crunch bang is a good start) that will run the software you need.

    Check out Adobe Flash Player - Downloads
    There is a section for Linux. Third link is "Adobe Projector" in that section. I believe that is a stand alone flash player. I have never used it, but if that's what you need you shouldn't have any problems. It's a compressed tar (archive) file, which means you'll need to extract the archive (similar to a zip file in Windows). Inside the archive you'll likely find an install script or instructions on how to use. Google is your friend. Good luck, don't be afraid to start a new thread if you need help installing, etc.

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