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Installing Adobe AIR on Linux

Adobe Technologies released the Linux version of Adobe AIR some weeks ago which brings web applications and widgets to your desktop. Installing new applications on a Linux distribution is always a mystery for newbies so here is a guide that teaches you how to install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu.

  1. Open the Terminal
  2. Download the file from here using the wget command:
    http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/linux/adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin
  3. The name of the file is adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin
  4. Save the file in the Home folder (Places > Home Folder)
  5. Run this command:
    chmod +x adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin
  6. Now run this command:
    sudo ./adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin

The normal installer will open, install it. From now whenever you download a .air file, just double click it and it will be installed.

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