A better Java for Firefox 3

Java logoSun Microsystems has announced an important update to its ubiquitous Java plugin which allows Java-based web applications to run across all the supported operating systems and browsers.

The new version, labeled Java SE Update N includes several performance improvements, like a kernel online installer which quickly installs a core set of Java interfaces so first time Java users can access the application faster, instead of waiting for the full install.

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Flash Player 9 Update 3 now available

Adobe has released the final version of its Flash Player Update 3, an important update that brings several new features:

  • Mainly, support for H.264, one of the most efficient video encoding available today
  • Hardware based image scaling
  • Full screen support on Linux
  • Support for HE-AAC, an advanced audio encoding
  • Multicore support
  • Support for Leopard (Mac OS 10.5)
  • Support for Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA)

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Flash Player 9 r47 update available

Flash player infoAdobe has released an update for Adobe Flash Player 9 plugin for all Gecko-based browsers: Firefox, Netscape, SeaMonkey, Flock, Camino, etc.

While there is no documentation on what’s new on this update, it’s always advisable to stay on top and avoid incompatibilities the update may already fix.

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