Adobe has traditionally been strong on Windows and the Mac and turned a relatively deaf ear to Linux. That's about to change, however, with Adobe AIR, a cross-platform runtime for delivering Rich Internet Applications to the desktop, set to move beyond its Windows and Mac OS X roots to Linux.
Better yet, Adobe is looking for Linux desktop users to serve as pre-beta testers of AIR on Linux.
I've been running a few AIR applications on my Macs and love the blend of fat client with cloud client. If we assume that this is the future of the desktop - a blend of fat and thin - then there's no reason the Linux desktop can't mount a serious competition to Mac OS X and Windows. Here's your chance to help out. Inquire within.