It is a fact of Internet life that to experience all the multimedia riches offered by many websites you must have Flash Player and Real Player installed on your computer. This is perfectly fine for anyone who wants to install Real Player but not so good for 64-bit Linux users who want to install 64-bit Flash.
Despite the increasing number of users of 64-bit Linux, Adobe still have not released a non-beta version of the Flash library so we 64-bit Linux users are forced to manually download and install the library into whichever folder it is supposed to go. Not particularly difficult you might think except for the fact that the download does not come with instructions. Likewise, Real Player for Linux does not come with installation instructions and so this little guide to installing Flash and Real Player came into existence.