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What is an .so file?

I'm having problems with Flash under ubuntu and was going to try and upgrade to the Alpha release of Flash 10.1.

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Guest [Entry]

"An .so file is a compiled library file. It stands for ""Shared Object"" and is analogous to a Windows DLL.

Often, package files will place these under /lib or /usr/lib or some place similar when they're installed. If you extract an .so file to a location in your $LD_LIBRARY_PATH, a program that requires the library should be able to use it.

Ideally, read the accompanying documentation to ensure that it's in the right location.

If you run a command like locate adobe-flashplugin from the Terminal you may see some existing similarly-named libraries."
Guest [Entry]

"It is a dynamically linked shared object library, analogous to a .dll file in Windows.

Here are a couple of posts for installing Flash 10 in Ubuntu x64 and x86:

Install Flash Player 10 Under Ubuntu Linux (x86)
Install Flash 10 Under Ubuntu Linux 64 bit Edition (x64)

Make sure you've uninstalled any previous versions of Flash befor installing 10."