Adobe Joins Linux Foundation But Forgets About Flash for Linux

by admin March 31, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Adobe is joining the Linux Foundation as part of an effort to show its commitment to Linux. Adobe is also now making its AIR platform available for Linux — as an Alpha. Finally there is also an update to the alpha version of Adobe Flex Builder 3 for Linux.

It sure sounds all fine and nice, but there is still is a major problem in my view. Adobe does not lead with Linux, it barely stays even with Linux. Adobe’s product releases for Linux (proof of which are the AIR and Flex alphas) typically follow those for other platforms.

In a quote on a press release issued by the Linux Foundation about Adobe’s decision to join the group, Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation praises Adobe’s move.

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