Adobe + Linux == Balls
This week, I replaced my increasingly infuriating Kubuntu installation with a fresh install of the beautiful Linux Mint 9 Isadora. Just like the project motto says, if Ubuntu is freedom, then Mint truly is elegance. The only hiccup that I hit during the entire installation process (aside from dicking up my fstab file because I suck) occurred when I tried to install Tweetdeck. As per usual, Adobe Air refused to correctly install on my system. It’s a damned good thing that Tweetdeck is an awesome app, because I’ve run into these problems before, and am just about ready to give up on it entirely.
This time, the alleged reason for my woes is that I dared to install Mint’s 64-bit build. Because, you know, we haven’t had 64-bit processors since 2003.
To make a long story short, it took me nearly an hour to get everything up and running. Below are two good resources that may help others in a similar situation:
- Adobe Tech Note – Install Adobe AIR Linux 1.5 on 64-bit Linux distributions
- TechnologyCrowd – Install TweetDeck on 64 bit Ubuntu Linux Desktop
In closing, Adobe sucks.