Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux.

The company also confirmed that Linux developers can create, test and deploy rich internet applications on their platform using the free Adobe Flex 2 Software Developers Kit (SDK), Adobe Flash Player 9 and the free Flex Data Services 2 Express.

Flash is installed on over 700 million internet-connected PCs and mobile devices worldwide.

Tim Yeaton, senior vice president of Red Hat Enterprise Solutions said: "Offering our users Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux helps Red Hat deliver the desktop capabilities Linux users want, and is an indicator of the growing demand for rich internet applications certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux."

Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux is available immediately as a free download.