Installing Adobe Air and its applications on Ubuntu 8.10!!!

Adobe AIR Environment is one of the hottest new technology around, it allows us to easily create cross platform Internet rich applications and widget that are Internet ready.

To install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu 8.10 follow these steps..

Open Terminal window from (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal ) and issue the following command in the terminal window.
wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/1.5/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

Now :
chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

After That :
./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

After the above command you will get a installation dialog box like this follow the instructions to install Adobe Air.

After installation is over you will find a menu item (Applications -> Other ->Adobe Air Application Installer ) which allows one to easily install Adobe Air applications.

Some interesting Adobe AIR applications are :

ReadAIR
ReadAIR is an rss reader. But it lacks keyboard shortcuts.
You can download ReadAIR from here : http://readair.googlecode.com/files/ReadAir.0.3.air
You can install the downloaded the (.air) package using (Applications-> Other -> Adobe AIR Application Installer).

RichFLV
RichFLV is a video editor for flv files , some of its features are :
* Read flv Metadata
* read/edit/modify/delete cuepoints
* cut flvs
* convert the sound of the flv to mp3
* convert flv to swf
RichFLV is still in early stage of development and is an alpha release.

Download and Install RichFLV from here : http://www.richapps.de/files/richflv/RichFLV.air

RoadFinder
RoadFinder combines Yahoo! Maps and Google Maps into a single application. It allows one to easily look up address using its intiuative interface. RoadFinder allows you to search maps for physical directions anywhere in the world. It also allows you to view satellite images.
Download and install RoadFinder from : http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/linux/samples/1/RoadFinder.air


Spaz

Spaz is an Open source Twitter client and features an extremely user friendly interface. Some of the important features of Spaz are :
* Built-in global search powered by Summize
* Short URL creation tool with support for multiple services (is.gd, bit.ly, snurl.com, and more)
* In-line short URL decoding
* Markdown syntax support
* Multiple themes and support for user-created themes
* User-defined CSS overrides
* Event sounds using the Tokyo Train Station soundset by Dominik Dimaano
* Directory listings of users you’re following, and your followers.

Download and Install Spaz using this link : http://funkatron.com/apps/spaz/AIR/SpazAIR.air

TweetDeck
TweetDeck is also an Open source Twitter client, i find it better than Spaz..
Download and Install TweetDeck using this link :
http://www.tweetdeck.com/

I hope you enjoy AIR an its applications.. If you face problems please comment… :)