Students and Teachers – get Adobe Flex Builder Pro Free

Several weeks ago, Adobe announced that it was giving away Flex Builder Pro to students, faculty and staff of eligible educational institutions. Recently, I’ve met a several students and teachers that were not aware of the program so I thought I would do a quick post.

So… here’s the deal. You can download Flex Builder 3 Pro today from The eval license is good for 60 days so you can start using it immediately.

Then, go to, complete the form and attach a scan of your student/faculty/staff ID. Within a few days, you will receive your permanent serial number.

Then, go to and start learning and building cool Flex applications. You can also use Flex Builder to create desktop applications for Windows, Mac and Linux (Linux in beta now) that run on Adobe AIR.

You’re getting a $699 product ($669 on Amazon) for FREE so this is definitely worth checking out.

Note: This is not just for students…it’s for teachers and staff too! Whether you are the comp sci professor or the campus night watchman, you can take advantage of this.

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~ by Greg on May 7, 2008.

5 Responses to “Students and Teachers – get Adobe Flex Builder Pro Free”

  1. Is there a listing of eligible educational institutions? It’s not something that is limited to the US or anything like that?

  2. […] Students and Faculty – get Flex Builder FREE […]

  3. This information couldn’t have come at a better time. My trial is running out and being a student, I’m always on the prowl for freebies. Thanks so much. Kudos to you and Adobe!

  4. […] to Greg Wilson at Adobe for this information. […]

  5. Thanks for the heads up! And just a word of advice: I had some problems installing FB3 on my Mac which were caused by running a 64-bit JVM as default. During installation, it kept saying that some of the Eclipse features could not be installed, and when I tried to open FB3 it gave an error and wouldn’t open.

    Not sure if this is only for OSX or it goes on all platforms, but change your JVM to 32 bit before installing. And kudos to for figuring it out.

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