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Adobe Air on Linux: A Security Nightmare


adobe-air.pngAdobe Air is an application platform/framework which received some buzz recently. One of the most popular Twitter clients was written using Adobe Air. Air seems to make it relatively simple to write nice looking cross platform applications. Two weeks ago, Adobe Air was released for Linux and I gave it a try on my Debian Etch system. The results were not very satisfying.”

Adobe Air for Linux is still alpha and this shows. Performance and desktop integration have to improved.

Unfortunately Adobe Air for Linux also shows a huge lack of understanding of the “Unix way”. Forcing users to install applications as superuser might be a common practice on other operating systems, for a Linux system this is unacceptable!

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