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Ubuntu Linux gets Adobe Air 1.5 runtime and SDK

Adobe has been very busy making it’s software available for the Linux platform. Now it has released version 1.5 of Adobe Air for Linux, Mac and Windows. I hope they’d come around to release some of their other software as well like Photoshop and Dreamweaver for instance.

If you haven’t yet installed Adobe Air on your Ubuntu setup. You may want to try it now. The installation on Ubuntu went like a breeze on my notebook. After downloading and installing it, I got a copy of Twhirl, an Air-based twitter client, to test it. Using the Adobe Air application installer, I had Twhirl running on my Ubuntu desktop in no time — it works.

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Aside from the runtime, Adobe has also made available the Adobe Air SDK for developers who use Linux.

Flash Player 10 download available (Ubuntu 8 supported)

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Adobe has released version 10 of its Adobe Flash Player for the Linux (includes support for Ubuntu 7 and 8), Windows and Mac platforms. Some key features included in the release are 3D transformation and animation, custom filters and effects, advanced audio processing and GPU acceleratioin.

I’ve updated the Flash Player on my system to checkout the new Adobe Flash Player 10. The update came out smoothly I just downloaded the Debian package for Ubuntu 8.04 and did the following on a terminal session:

$ sudo dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
[sudo] password for kihbord:
Selecting previously deselected package adobe-flashplugin.
dpkg: considering removing flashplugin-nonfree in favour of adobe-flashplugin ...
dpkg: yes, will remove flashplugin-nonfree in favour of adobe-flashplugin.
(Reading database ... 163886 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking adobe-flashplugin (from install_flash_player_10_linux.deb) ...
Setting up adobe-flashplugin (10.0.12.36-1hardy1) ...

You can get it at the Adobe Flash Player 10 download page.