Flash Player 11.6 (OS X; Windows)
Security advisory: multiple security vendors have reported and Adobe has acknowledged vulnerabilities in versions of Flash Player for OS X and Windows prior to 11.6.602.180. Information Systems & Computing (ISC) strongly suggests upgrading to Flash Player 11.6.602.180, available below.
Note: Many schools and units have standardized on the use of specific applications and operating systems. Faculty and staff should speak to their local support provider to determine which products are supported locally before selecting or purchasing software.
Adobe's Flash Player is a recommended plug-in for viewing multimedia files on the web. With Flash installed, you can view animations, hear streaming audio, and participate in interactive demos. To check for current versions of all your web browser plug-ins, please go to Mozilla's plug-in check here.
Compatibility note: there have been reports that Flash Player 11 is incompatible with Dragon Naturally Speaking for Windows and either Firefox or Internet Explorer. ISC suggests that Dragon users select Google Chrome as their default browser.
Windows 8 Compatibility
Flash Player 11 is integrated within Windows Internet Explorer 10 and compatible with Windows 8. It is also compatible when used within desktop versions of Chrome and Firefox.
OS X Mountain Lion Compatibility
Flash Player versions 11.3 and above function correctly in OS X Mountain Lion.
Flash Player is a free plug-in; it is available for download from Adobe's web site.
Click on the download link below. The file will automatically unstuff and place an installer on the desktop. Double-click the installer icon and follow the on-screen instructions accepting the defaults. After you finish, you can delete the installation file(s) from the desktop.
Click on the download link below. In the "Save As" window, create or go to the directory in which you want to save the file, append .exe to the file name if it is not already there, and click "Save". Open this directory, double-click the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions accepting the defaults. After you finish, you can delete the installation file.
No further configuration is necessary.
Primary computing support is usually located in the schools, units, and residences, close to the faculty, staff, and students being served. Contact lists are available for:
To look up your local support provider, select your University affiliation above. You also may call First Call at 215-573-4778 to request a referral if you are not sure who to contact.
A number of Schools and Centers at Penn are providing lynda.com training to their faculty and staff. Some training is offered for Flash Player. For more information, see the lynda.com @ Penn page.
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