Free Developer Edition
A free Developer Edition of the Flash Media Server software is available on the Adobe website here.
This download is provided so you can easily evaluate the product. There is no expiration time period, and it contains all the features and functionality found in a full version of the product. However, it has a capacity ceiling of no more than 10 simultaneous users and prohibits commercial use.
The software contains a manual that describes in some detail how to configure and manage Flash Media Server to support media applications deployed on a variety of network configurations. This manual, however, does not discuss web server and application server management or server operating system setup.
For a complete description of system requirements to run the server software, visit the System Requirements link from the Media Server home page.
If you install Flash Media Server on a Linux computer, you’ll need Flash 8 installed on a separate Windows or Macintosh computer to develop your Flash applications. You’ll also need Macromedia Flash Player for Windows or Macintosh and a web browser to run the sample applications.