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Old 10. Jan 2010, 06:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flash games run slower on Linux?

Online flash games such as Silver Sphere and Rome Puzzle are running slower on Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu Linux 9.10, at least from what I tried, to such extent that they are too slow to play.

I played the same games on Firefox 3.5 in Windows XP and 7 on the same PC, the games are more responsive.

Can it be related to the Linux OS?
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Old 10. Jan 2010, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They both work just fine for me. Ubuntu 9.10 - FireFox 3.5.3 - Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
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I was using Shockwave Flash 9.0, now update the plug-in to 10.0. It does make a difference. The flash games are now responsive! Thanks Ritho.
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You should keep the flash updated, because of the various vulnerabilities that are there in the older versions. Firefox has a plugin check page, which will detect outdated versions of various plugins, and tell you to update them.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/
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Old 11. Jan 2010, 05:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Firefox has a plugin check page, which will detect outdated versions of various plugins, and tell you to update them.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/
The plugin check page is useful. The FF's option to auto check for updates to "installed add-ons" doesn't seem to check for updates to both extensions and plugins?

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The plugin check page is useful. The FF's option to auto check for updates to "installed add-ons" doesn't seem to check for updates to both extensions and plugins?
Yes, the auto check of Firefox will only check for extensions, and not the plugins. Because of the vulnerabilities in plugins like Flash, Adobe Reader, Java and others, Firefox developed this plugin check page, and they are adding more plugins to that page. When this page was started millions of users updated their flash player, since they were using the older unsafe version.

Firefox 3.6 might be having the plugin check built in. Not sure about this though.
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