Allow me to be "that guy" for a minute. Given the issues with the Framework session at MAX, I decided to check on my schedule for MAX and see what's going on. Now let me remind you again that I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu. You probably already know where this is going.So the MAX scheduler is in Flex 2. Flex 2 requires Flash Player 9. Guess what isn't available for Linux yet? Yep, so I can't access the MAX scheduler.Now I understand that Windows has the biggest install base by a long shot, and that the Mac is a very distant second, leaving Linux at the bottom of Adobe's list. I get that. BUT (and I think this is a big BUT), the talk Adobe's been putting forth is how the OS is becoming irrelevant, that RIAs will give us the desktop experience in the browser on any platform. There was even an article in the New York Times about the end of the importance of the operating system. I also said in a recent comment to one of my posts that I think it's fantastic that Flash video is taking off, which is again making the OS (and browser for that matter) irrelevant. As long as you have Flash, you can view anything on the web.Now I'm not becoming some sort of Linux nazi. I'm really not. But I do think that if Adobe wants this OS-irrelevant future to come to fruition--and I think they do--they need to ensure that anyone on ANY platform (not just the "big two") can access Flex-based applications. Otherwise the choice of OS matters quite a bit, and we're only one OS choice better off than where we started.I know that Flash Player 9 for Linux is in the works, but it would be nice if there was more of a commitment to release current Flash player versions for all OSes simultaneously, or at least in fairly short order. Without that commitment, we're still quite limited in our choice of operating systems, which is what RIAs are supposed to allow us to avoid.