Adobe Brings More to the Linux Table

Adobe AIRs out Linux, Joins Foundation

Adobe Systems is making two strongly pro-Linux moves by releasing an alpha version of the Adobe Integrated Runtime for Linux and announcing its membership in the Linux Foundation. Adobe officials announced March 31 that the pre-release alpha version of Adobe AIR for Linux is available on Adobe Labs here. …Meanwhile, Adobe announced its membership in the Linux Foundation to collaborate on the advancement of Linux as a key platform for RIA and Web 2.0 technologies.

Adobe seems to be moving more toward Linux and Open Source of late. Perhaps it is a strategy to make it less palatable as a take over target. Either Apple or Microsoft, both rumored to be interested in Adobe, would have a harder time swallowing a company that is heavily committed to open source. Whatever the motive, Adobe’s moves are good news for Linux and Open Source developers.