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Like we told you earlier today, Adobe released the beta version of it's Flash Player 10.1. But the file comes in a .tar.gz package so if you are new to Ubuntu, installing Flash Player 10.1 beta may not be obvious to you.

Here is what you need to do to install Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta in Ubuntu (presuming you already had adobe-flashplugin installed):

1. Download the Linux package from HERE.

2. Go to /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/ and rename libflashplayer.so to libflashplayer.so.old. You can do this using a terminal command:
sudo mv /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so.old

The reason for renaming the old flashplayer to .old is that if the new Flash Player 10.1 beta doesn't work properly, you can always go back to the previous version.

3. Extract the archive and copy the file called libflashplayer.so from the archive you just extracted, to the /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin folder.

And as a final note, I can tell you that the new Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta works much smoothly for me, but this will definitely not be the case for everybody (unfortunately).