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Adobe AIR 1.5 for Linux released

Adobe AIR 1.5 for Linux
The Linux version of Adobe AIR, which has lagged behind its Windows and Mac cousins for a while now, has finally graduated from beta status. That means you can download Adobe AIR for Linux from the same Adobe AIR homepage as the Windows and Mac versions. No more Adobe Labs.

Adobe AIR, by the way, is a platform for running certain web applications as if they were desktop apps, no browser required. A few popular AIR apps are Twhirl, a desktop Twitter and micro-blogging client, and ReadAIR, a desktop client for Google Reader.

Adobe officially supports Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, and Fedora Linux distributions, although the software may work with other distros.

Installation can be a bit tricky. You can't just click on the installer file in most cases. Rather, you need to open a terminal window, locate the installer, and type "sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin." If that doesn't do the trick, try typing "sudo chmod 755 AdobeAIRInstaller.bin" first.

[via CNET]

Tags: adobe-air, adobe-air-1.5, linux