Adobe has ignored huge calls from Linux (primarily Ubuntu) users to make their software available on Linux platforms.
LET ADOBE KNOW YOU'RE SERIOUS!
PLEDGE TO WALKOUT ON SEPTEMBER 30th, 2014 (Early enough to appear in their annual earnings report in December.)
Simply click thumbs up on this thread, and reply to this thread with a comment that says,
"I have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, and I pledge to cancel that subscription on SEPTEMBER 30th 2014 if ADOBE has not released versions of its Creative Cloud software for Linux."
TELL YOUR LINUX FRIENDS!
That gives ADOBE over one year to respond before they see a sudden collapse in Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions, or, at least, that gives them a year to worry about what might happen if they don't respond to this thread's volume of WALKOUT PLEDGES. That also gives you a year to be CREATIVE and learn to use an alternative GIMP, or one of the HTML5 GUIs that takes over in the next few years.
Adobe has ignored huge calls from Linux (primarily Ubuntu) users to make their software available on Linux platforms. There has been so much verbal demand on tech forums and blog treads that some of the supporting websites have had to shut down threads because of high volumes.
And, Adobe employees respond by brushing users off.
If you are one of those users who subscribes ($50/mo) to Adobe Creative Cloud simply because your colleagues, clients, or business partners require you to use it to be compatible with them, yet you only shutdown Linux and boot up Windows or Apple to user Adobe software, then you are not paying for what you want (compatibility and usability), you are paying what you are required to pay due to lack of alternative.
Don't settle. If you are truly annoyed, then stop paying Adobe.
So, what about those colleagues, clients, and business partners that require it? You've now got a timeline. Prepare them by warning them that it is to costly to both your time and resources to continue using two operating systems, and Linux just has more advantages than Windows for what you do. Tell them that you have requested that Adobe provide its software to Linux users for over 5 years with no response, and that if Adobe doesn't provide Creative Cloud software for Linux by September 30th, 2014, you will need to pull the plug and start using different software.
This gives your colleagues, clients, and business partners over a year to prepare and learn how to receive your files that are in a different format. Or, alternatively, it gives them plenty of time to plan a switch to your alternative.
DO IT! PLEDGE NOW!
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Agreed. On top of maybe former creative suite users could pledge funding to projects like:
GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus etc that could make up a free open source professional alternative. It wouldn't take a huge amount to get these software's up to the grade that creative suite currently is.
The projection is that there are near 500,000 cloud members with Adobe looking to have around 4 million within the current upcoming years. If just a proportion of those proposed users helped we could completely replace the suite, permanently and with no ongoing fees.
Just think an open source professional create alternative!
It's not normal to be forced into an OS you do not want for a software. For that reason I'm now looking at the linux alternatives (Gimp, Krita, and so on) even though I loved the Adobe Creative suite.
I am done waiting. I will not use the Adobe Creative Cloud unless it's on linux.
Here In India, Most of the schools started teaching Linux and GIMP. I have seen their books. Even well popular professional training institutes are started courses for Linux and GIMP.
I already started suggesting Linux to my friends, relatives, children and my clients and some of the Internet Cafes are migrating to LINUX in all the states.
Good Bye Adobe. Our next generations are moving to Open Source and nobody can stop that.
Hereafter, I wouldn't suggest or teach Adobe Creative suits to anybody. Becz, you're going to be outdated soon and nobody cares your Linux version.
There are always alternatives. They must be industry compliant. For instance EPS level 3 without gradient transparency to be done in Illustrator 10 fashion. That microstock requests - for example.
Try inkscape, gimp, rawtherapee and so on. If you like, encourage them by donating, but, most important, explain them how to do the things right from your perspective.
And so, you will be free.
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I think that at this point, Adobe can just stop trying. I was waiting for the CS on Linux for a long, long time. I've had to use it in a Virtual Box for years now. I hate it since its laggy and sometimes unresponsive.
I'm now full time on GIMP, InkScape, Krita and Scribus.
What I would like to do is make a creative suite just based off of those programs. And I would like to have something like the Adobe Bridge, so the files in those programs could be as compatible as they are in CS.
I'm putting support towards all 4 project on a bi-monthly basis, since I love them so much, and I'm hoping this goes somewhere. (Also, I would love to add MyPaint to that mix of "Creative Suite" software, its great for simple painting, and it'd be great to have compatibility with MyPaint, Krita AND GIMP... what else could I ask for?)
This is collusion by the Big Boys - that cosy club of companies that feel they have control. In many ways they do. Just 1% of Americans own 70% of GDP. They use people as cash cows.
The Adobe Creative Cloud works well, but I use Linux. There has to be a way. Can't Adobe write a Windows emulator, as does WINE, just for Linux users?
Why do they say Cloud when we have to download each program. Why can't Linux users use a Cloud? I don't want the programs on my computer, I just need to use them.
Is it beyond the wit of Adobe to give me access to a Cloud version?
I thought was was the intention of Cloud computing.
I haven't forgotten about this post, and it is now getting some traction.
A couple of things:
First, this will only work if the idea spreads, so Like it on Facebook, Tweet it, or retweet if you found out by tweet, or email, or link it. You can do all these things without signing up for a getsatisfaction account.
If you do signup and participant in the thread, be sure to say,
"I pledge to cancel my subscription to CC on June 6th if Adobe does not release a Linux version by that date!"
And, click the "I have this problem too!" button; it is good for SEO. On 10/25, we currently have 37 pledges. Remember, viral means exponential.
LASTLY - About the date typo:
I am aware of the typo in the title. The title says, "June 6th, 2014", and the post body says, "September 6th 2014". I can't find a way to change it, but let's use it. Then, Adobe will have 2 dates to worry about, which could be more effective. If the first date (June 6th) actually has a large effect, it could make media news. That means the second date will possibly be bigger, and will give Adobe a second change to take this seriously.
Let's make June 6th, 2013 the date that we end subscriptions if they don't release, or at least try to release Adobe Creative Cloud for Linux. That is over a year from the time this was posted. And, I am sure they are aware of it by now.
If you accidentally miss that date by more than a week, wait for the second date: September 6th, 2013.
All Adopbe can say is 'NO'. An explanation, a time frame, a workable solution - all would help.
We all end knowing that this is just collusion by three giants: Adobe, Micosoft and Apple - doing their best to keep anyone out of the loop.
It's probably a crime - I think that needs to be investigated.
I would love to see Adobe's Suite available for Linux. I think it's silly that they haven't just done it though. With Adobe touting their cross-platform products like Flash and AIR, ... you'd think they would find it a simple next step to just port CC over to something like an AIR platform, which would then run on ...hello - ANYTHING. Not too much to figure out here. It's a choice.
Perhaps somebody would just find a way to create a cloud service that wraps their CC subscription around the Air platform and badda bing - well you get the idea.