air Adobe air is a light weighted tool that makes me happy while i on the Windows.I used clients for twitter (twhirl) , Spaz , Webkut and many other applications.Adobe it self says ¨Adobe® AIR™ is a cross-operating system run time that lets developers combine HTML, Ajax, Adobe Flash®, and Adobe Flex® technologies to deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the desktop¨

Recently while using Ubuntu Studio i feels the need of Adobe Air and other applications so i tried to installed Air for my Linux box. Here is the simple process to install it on Linux (test ed on Ubuntu Studio 8.04)

  1. Download the Adobe air from here (
  2. Save the file in the Home ( file name will be adobeair_linux_b1_091508.bin ) air_save
  3. Go to the start and open a terminal ( Applications–> Accessories –> Terminal) terminal
  4. Now from Terminal Window go to the director where we saved Adobe AIR installer (/home/):cd /home/
  5. From terminal run
ls -l
  • Normally the downloaded files are not have enough privilege so we will make it compatible for installing, for this we will increase its permission level by
chmod 755 filename


chmod 755 adobeair_linux_b1_091508.bin
  • Now Adobe Air is ready for installation, use this command to proceed further



  • Now you can easily install AdobeAIRair2
  • You can easily install ADOBEAIR applications on your LINUX BOX. air_application

Screenshot-Application Install Screenshot-Application Install-1 Screenshot-Application Install-2

Note: If you want to uninstall an AIR application, open a terminal again (Applications > Accessories > Terminal).


In this example I will show how to uninstall Spaz.

To find out the correct name of the Spaz package, run

<strong>dpkg --list | grep -i spaz</strong>

for example output as

honeytech@honeytech:~$ dpkg --list | grep -i webkut
ii 1.2.1

Hence the package we have to remove is 1.2.1

Note: If you face any problems in the above installation then feel free to bother me via comments. Comments are open for you.