Get rid of Adobe Air. It does not have support for Linux anymore.
Most universities and academic people work with Linux in a daily basis (Ubuntu/Debian, Opensuse, Fedora, etc.)
Colwiz 2.13 is based in Adobe AIR but it isn't supported for Linux anymore. The latest version was the 2.6 launched in 2011. I was digging around and theoretically it is possible to install AIR in Linux. However, for a production machine, I think that is not advisable install such piece of old software. It could have serious security or functionality bugs that never will be fixed for the Linux users.
It seems that Colwiz is a great tool and I am considering migrate from Mendeley. However, without a solid desktop application to work with, I do not seem this possible.
I suggest that you explore the possibility of changing your platform to something more reliable, modern and cross-platform like QT, python or similar.
We feel your pain regarding the lack of support for Adobe Air on Linux. We are currently examining alternative cross-platform solutions to resolve this issue. Please keep an eye on our blog for news of forthcoming changes to colwiz (http://blog.colwiz.com/).
Update: Our latest version of the desktop library is entirely HTML5 based, meaning no more Adobe Air dependency!
Download now from www.colwiz.com/download
Daniel Hnyk commented
I agree with Maikol. It is possible to install Adobe Air 2.1 without problems on my Arch Linux machine but as was previously sad, it's not recommended. Furthermore it'S necessary to download and install alll 32-bit libraries and that's really not a good idea (it's about 80 new packages just for one relatively simple SW...). QT sounds good :)