RC1 version of Flash Player 10.1 is available

The RC1 version of Flash Player 10.1 is available, announcing the imminent availability of the final version.

After a first beta shipped in November 2009 and a second beta version in late December 2009 and a final beta 3 Recently, Adobe offers today a Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of Flash Player 10.1, which indicates clearly that final version is not far off.

Remember that Flash Player 10.1 has been developed within the framework of the Open Source Project to provide an even grind for various platforms. The RC version is intended for Windows operating systems, Mac OS X, Linux and netbooks x86.

This version of Flash Player is highly anticipated because the recall, it offers hardware acceleration for decoding H.264 video, widely used for Internet video.

The hardware acceleration is currently offered with Windows PCs (XP, Vista 32/64 bit, 32/64 bit and Seven) equipped with suitable graphics card. This acceleration should improve performance and help save the life of batteries.

Supported cards are:

  • AMD / ATI Radeon HD 4xxx (and more), Mobility Radeon HD 4xxx (and more), Radeon HD 3xxx (and more), FirePro V3750 / V7750 / V8700 / V8750.
  • For NVIDIA GPU acceleration is supported on platforms ION cards based on GeForce and Quadro.
  • For Intel, the IGP GMA 500, 4xxx and those integrated Intel Core i

Adobe is so highly anticipated that software, which promises smoother when surfing on sites like YouTube for example.

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