Ok, as 10.10 officially made its way to the public, excitement is high in anticipation to see what the gurus at canonical have cooked up this time. 10.10, delivers improvement to 10.04. However we don't know what did 10.10 improve. Could it be that they did mention it and we missed the intell, or canonical letf it up to us to find out. Questions, assumptions, my conclusion, lets just see what it can do.
First off I am anxious to how well 10.10 plays online media and its ability to decode media files, like .wma and .mp3. My first attempt, install adobe 10.2.
I did some google search( should try to use bing more often ), and quickly found some information on adobe flashplayer installation. It was quit easy.
In the CLI type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
after that repository addition, which completed rather quickly, type
sudo apt-get update
Once that is complete, type
sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-nonfree
Once this is completed, flash should be installed. However, I ran into a problem, Flashplugin64-nonfree could not be found. A few hacks were performed, and I realized flash had been install after the update. This was brought to my attention after the system recommended I install flashplugin-installer.
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
The procedure was attempted, and that's when I noticed ubuntu already installed flash. Next, went to youtube and played one of my favorite songs. Everything worked like a charm.