For simple users of Adobe® AIR® is simply the application, without which it is impossible to run programs written in this environment.
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A huge plus for both groups of people is the ease of running on any operating system apps written using Adobe® AIR®.
Virtually all of the applications written for Adobe® AIR®, run the "like" in the browser, but thereby deprived of all the limitations that are associated with them.
Adobe® AIR® is available for almost all popular operating systems: Windows, Linux, MacOS, etc.
Team NoobsLab written a script to automate Adobe Air installation process for all supported Ubuntu and Linux Mint versions. Adobe Inc. has stopped development of Adobe Air for Linux and following script will install most recent version for Linux released by Adobe.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint 13/14/15/16/17/17.1:
cd /tmp; wget -O adobe-air.sh http://drive.noobslab.com/data/apps/AdobeAir/adobe-air.sh; chmod +x adobe-air.sh; sudo ./adobe-air.sh
Remove from Linux Mint:
sudo apt-get remove --purge adobeair
May the Force be with you,