Adobe AIR for Linux
Adobe has released an alpha version of AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) for Linux including several sample applications for download. AIR is an operating system independent runtime environment which also allows local applications to be developed with web technologies.
At the same time, the vendor joined the Linux Foundation, a group of companies dedicated to promoting the distribution of Linux. In an interview with eWeek, Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch explained that supporting Linux as an additional operating system platform and releasing more Open Source versions of Adobe software is an important strategic goal of his company. Adobe only recently submitted core components of Flash to the Mozilla Foundation.