Adobe are to cease providing official builds of Adobe Air on the Linux desktop. Citing 'flat growth' and low-uptake of the official Linux Air runtime as contributing factors to the decision, Adobe will instead 'focus resources' on mobile clients - such as Android - whose market share is increasing by the day.
An actual 64bit .deb installer for Adobe Air? Yes. Sadly it's not from Adobe themselves, but it does cut out the chore of manually hacking the 32bit binary to install in Ubuntu 64bit.
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A reader called Joshua stopped by the OMG! Inbox and asked whether I could post a quick guide to installing Adobe Air on Ubuntu 10.10 64bit. So Joshua - and other early adopters missing their Air fix - here is a quick tutorial.
Whilst Adobe provide a 32bit version of their Adobe Air application for Linux, a native x64 version remains a dream. Thankfully, with few installed dependencies, the 32bit version will happily run on a 64bit installation […]