The brilliant people at Adobe have just let us know that Flex Builder for Linux has been alpha released on labs.
Why does this matter? Allow me to present my perspective:
- While statistically small, the Linux userbase is very influential and represents disproportionally influential users who use and recommend advanced technology.
- Linux is a serious desktop Operating System and market share for Linux based systems continues to grow.
- Adobe has aligned the organization behind a cross-platform strategy. Any ground gained for platforms not belonging to other commercial competitors is a boon for Adobe. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"
Congratulations to the Adobe team in charge of implementing the Linux version. Equally, congratulations to the management who greenlighted the project. This shows amazing vision.