Adobe has revealed plans to introduce Adobe Flex Builder 2 for the Mac.

Unveiled at the MAX 2006 Adobe user conference, the pre-release version of the software lets Mac developers build next-generation web applications.

Adobe Flex Builder 2 will support both Intel and PowerPC Macs. The pre-release software - Flex Builder 2 for the Mac and the Flex Builder 2 Eclipse Plug-in for the Mac are now available at Adobe Labs.

Adobe Flex 2 software includes dozens of out-of-the-box components for user interfaces, data, security, and more to help developers build applications faster.

Adobe also recently introduced the public beta of the software for Linux systems. Flex 2 recently was awarded an Editor's Choice Award by Java Developers Journal.

"We are well on our way to our goal of attaining one million Flex developers," said Jeff Whatcott, senior director of product marketing for Adobe's Enterprise and Developer Business Unit. "By extending our support to the Mac and Linux platforms, Adobe is showing its dedication to helping developers everywhere join in on the next wave of Web application development."

The company also revealed its Flex Component Exchange.