Adobe quietly stopped supporting the thinly used Linux desktop last June, a development noticed by only a few like a smarting IBM, which reportedly has - or at least had - 16,000 Linux desktops inside. In the next couple of months Adobe is supposed to stop supporting AIR for Linux even though some 35% of developers are supposed to fancy Linux. The Linux desktop may have captured 1%-2% of PCs worldwide. Seems Linux doesn't fit in with the mobile dislocation.
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bernfarr commented on 29 Apr 2011
This is a big disappointment. If Adobe really wants to make AIR a serious cross-platform run-time environment they should be increasing the OSes it will run on. Alternately, open source the AIR player and let others port it for them. That could also ensure the security of the player improves.
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