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Im trying to update my Adobe to be able to be able to play games, watch youtube etc etc.

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You go and download Google Chrome to have the "latest" Flash available. Adobe will not release a new version of Flash (on any platform, add to that the lack of support for Linux), but it will continue to release security updates.

You can also try the free implementations of Flash. Lightspark or Gnash. If you do not want to use Chrome and prefer Firefox for instance, you can install the package flashplugin-installer.

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Excellent alternatives. This is why I love Linux. –  Geppettvs D'Constanzo Jun 21 '13 at 16:32
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Well, I said "Excellent alternatives", not: "Excellent FREE AND OPEN SOURCE Alternatives". I am sorry if this doesn't fit what you expect for an "alternative" but it is yet good for me. And it seems that we are -at least- 7 people who find this useful. Good luck and have a nice day. :) –  Geppettvs D'Constanzo Feb 6 at 14:15

you could install the latest version of the adobe flash player through pipelight which allows you to use its supported plugins nearly as if you use windows browser.

then you could keep the plugins up-to-date using sudo pipelight-plugin --update

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The latest version of Pepper Flash Player in Chromium web browser is 15.0.0.189

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Pepper Flash Player can be installed using the Ubuntu Software Center.

If a more recent version of Pepper Flash Player has been released and you want to update Pepper Flash Player to the latest version, you can do this from the terminal using the following command:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install 

If you are using Ubuntu 32-bit, you can update Pepper Flash Player to the latest version from the terminal using the following command:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree:i386 --install

Either of these two commands will download the latest version of Google Chrome (the file is larger than 40MB) and then update only the Pepper Flash Player with the more recent version of Pepper Flash Player that is bundled with Google Chrome without installing Google Chrome.

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