The Chromebook is a laptop which runs Chrome OS, developed by a vendor assigned by Google (similar to the Nexus devices). Despite the fact that the company has made some parts of Chrome OS available as open-source via Chromium, there aren’t too many Chromium images available for non-chromebooks. But things are about to change. Neverware, which has worked with Google, has created a software that turns any old computer into a Chromebook.
Lightspark is a free Flash player, browser plugin which aims for high-performance by using modern technologies such as JIT compilation and OpenGL shaders. It aims to support Adobe’s newer Flash formats and AVM2 virtual machine. Lightspark is an open access that allows Flash content from our browser, also in the last issue the player is greatly improved not only in stability but also in support. Improved support with YouTube, Vimeo and many other sites also thanks to the Mesa 3D toolchain with Gallium and LLVM, support for OpenGL ES 2.
Pipelight an alternative to Silverlight for ubuntu, is a special browser plugin which allows one to use windows only plugins inside Linux browsers by embedding Silverlight directly in any Linux browser that supports Netscape Plugin API (Firefox, Google Chrome / Chromium, Opera…). Pipelight consists out of two parts: A Linux library which is loaded into the browser and a Windows program started in Wine. The Windows program, called pluginloader.exe, simply simulates a browser and loads the Silverlight DLLs.
This is a simple step by step guide on how to install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 13.10 (32bit or 64bit). The outlined steps below should also work for earlier versions. If you are running any version older than 13.10, feel free to comment if it worked on that version or not. Step 1: Install Adobe Flash Player – Open Ubuntu Software Centre, search for flash and you will see “Adobe Flash plug-in“.