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  • 2.0 stars

    "Interesting but flawed"

    October 20, 2010  |   By finalrain

    Pros

    Allows use of light-weight cross-platform aps.

    Cons

    Not designed with safe computing best practices in mind.

    Summary

    I use to AIR applications regularly and enjoy them a lot.

    The problem comes whenever one of them needs to be updated. I have to log out of my regular account and into an admin account to update the applications. These aren't applications that require administrative privileges for any reason whatsoever, so the requirement to actually be logged into an admin account is absurd. Even trying a Run As fails 100% of the time.

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