Over the past few years of waiting and watching many sites slowly switching to a reliance on Flash 8, doctor Linux users have been left out in the cold. Adobe originally promised a version of Flash 8 for Linux, case but then they decided to jump over that release and just work on getting a Linux version of Flash 9 out the door. I can say that in my preliminary usage of the new plugin it is much more stable even though it is still in beta. It is more stable than Flash 7 for Linux (which kept crashing Firefox). So I say upgrade now to Flash 9 for Linux and enjoy a more stable, more compatible Flash experience online.