Adobe just released the public beta for Adobe AIR on Linux.
With Adobe bringing the AIR to Linux it just fattens the potential benefits for the open-source community. Just think of the potential AIR could bring making something like Photoshop or Illustrator fully cross-platform. This sort of cross-platform runtimes (like AIR on Linux) are increasing in popularity, apps that are more standards based…a one install fits all if you will…not platform specific technologies rather than platform-specific proprietary technologies. Who knows, as these one-install-fits-all become more popular…perhaps I’ll drop this PC for a Linux!
More Info: AIR for Linux Release Notes