Adobe Creative Cloud Linux (Ubuntu) User Walkout scheduled for June 06, 2014

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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.

BACKGROUND

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.

https://getsatisfaction.com/adobe/top...

And, Adobe employees respond by brushing users off.
http://forums.adobe.com/message/5407146

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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Lucius Seneca

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Very good initiative. I would immediately join the walkout call, if we hadn't done already the move away from Adobe Software. Working in an Adobe-free office is not too bad :-)
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Well, if you would consider going back to Adobe if they came out with linux Id say its reasonable to hit the button. Same difference, really, they're looking at how many accounts will not use them unless they are on linux. Having already left is immaterial.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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?)
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Yup. I already walked out and not coming back in until its on ubuntu.
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David

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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.
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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.
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Hey All,

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.

SO

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.
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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.
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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.
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I`ve had very seriious issues when working with client PSD files in anything but Photoshop, so i`m definitely voting for Ubuntu CC.
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Larry Hutchison

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I just cancelled my Creative Cloud subscription - can't handle spending $50 a month for something I only can use on 1 of the machines I use. No Linux support, no more of my money.
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Larry

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If you want Adobe Creative Cloud for Ubuntu, be sure to spread the word about this Adobe Creative Cloud subscription WALKOUT on social media. It's 3 months away!!!
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Bye CC
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Larry

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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.
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Béla Ale

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I have too. :(
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Béla Ale

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fck adobe :(
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Al Pop

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I already quit my CC subscription, but I'd probably restart it if they had a Linux version. I must say I haven't tried it on Wine. Who knows, maybe it works?
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Al Pop

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Béla, actually it is f Adobe and Microsoft.
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Al Pop

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And Apple, why not?
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I just cancelled (a few days early). They tried to claim that I was locked in for the remainder of the year, even though I was in my second year. Don't let them get away with telling you that. The monthly auto-renew just continues in the 13th month, so it is month to month after that. THERE IS NO ANNUAL CONTRACT IF YOU HAVE HAD ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD FOR OVER 12 MONTHS, SO DON'T LET THEM TRICK YOU. JUST POST THEIR SLIME BALL (LIE) TACTIC ON THIS THREAD.

It's time everyone. SEPTEMBER 30th, 2014 is the walkout date. Do it!, and tell your linux friends and colleagues.

Below is my transcript proof of cancellation. I'm free! I recommend you post yours too. I said I'd come back when it is available on linux.

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Thank you for contacting Adobe.
A representative will be with you shortly.
You are now chatting with 'Waseem'
Waseem: Hello! Welcome to Adobe Customer Service.
Waseem: Hi Ryan.
Ryan: hi
Waseem: I understand that you wish to cancel your subscription.
Ryan: Yes please.
Waseem: I'm really sorry that you have decided to cancel your Adobe subscription with us. May I ask the reason for cancellation please?
Ryan: It's not available for linux: Please see walkout scheduled for September 30th:
Ryan: https://getsatisfaction.com/adobe/top...
Ryan: Just getting an early start.
Waseem: Okay, thank you for the information.
Ryan: Thanks. Pass it up.
Waseem: I checked and see that you have subscription for Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition (one-year), purchased on Jun 30, 2012 and renewed on Jun 30, 2014 and as it's an annual subscription hence it will end on Jun 30, 2015.
Ryan: It is month to month after the first year. I never renewed a contract.
Ryan: The billing just continued.
Waseem: No, since you have purchased annual subscription with monthly payments and it will be same continued for another year.
Waseem: Would you be willing to continue your membership until the end date, if I can offer you the next month of your membership for free?
Ryan: show me where I signed for a second year. I am contacting you for your convenences, so please just cancel it in the next 2 minutes or I'll just put a stop payment, and post this on a blog.
Waseem: I am sorry, since all the subscription will set to auto-renewals hence it was renewed automatically, however you have been sent a confirmation email before renewal date.
Ryan: Again. Show me the check box that I clicked for a 2nd year renewal.
Ryan: You can't, because there was no renewal form. No just cancel the account. And if you are not able to, than pass me up to your supervisor, or the first person who can.
Waseem: Please allow me 2-3 minutes while I check what best we can do for you.
Waseem: Thank you for your patience.
Waseem: As an exception, I have cancelled your subscription Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition (one-year) under order # AD001427556EDU without any cancellation charges and you will get a confirmation email within 15-20 minutes.
Ryan: Thank you.
Waseem: You are welcome, Ryan.
Waseem: Is there anything else I can help you with?
Ryan: When it becomes available on linux, I'll sign back up.
Ryan: That's all.
Ryan: Thanks.