Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta and AIR 2 Beta Now Available!

Last night Adobe pushed out their first beta release for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. This is a developer prerelease version of the Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 software for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It is being made available for developers to test their content to ensure new features function as expected, existing content plays back correctly, and there are no compatibility issues. Consumers can try the beta release of Flash Player 10.1 to preview hardware acceleration of video on supported Windows PCs and x86-based netbooks.

There is also the first beta release for Adobe AIR 2, which builds on the success of AIR 1 by giving developers new capabilities and even tighter integration with the desktop. This is the first time that Adobe has sim-shipped for all three major operating systems for both AIR and Flash Player (also in Beta).  Adobe AIR 2 provides end users with exceptional application experiences while giving developers the easiest and most powerful way to develop desktop applications across multiple platforms (Mac, Windows, and Linux).

I don’t have much enthusiasm on downloading and installing the latest beta release of the Adobe Flash Player 10.1, but I wanna give Adobe Air 2 Beta a try tonight on my Ubuntu 10.1 laptop and see if any Adobe Air apps can be run smoothly and efficiently or it still needs to be improved, because I really need a perfect Twitter client on my Linux machine, while under Linux there’s no good choice except some great Adobe Air applications. 🙁

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