Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th May 2013 20:17 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud."
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RE[2]: finally free of Windows?
by WorknMan on Mon 6th May 2013 21:33 UTC in reply to "RE: finally free of Windows?"
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IOW, instead of paying $500-odd upfront to "own" and use the app forever, you now pay $30 every month for the privilege of continuing to be able to use the apps on your computer.

Yup, for better or worse, this is the direction the industry is going, for both apps and games. The main criticism against DRM in general is that it never prevented piracy and only inconvenienced legitimate consumers. However, with more and more of the code going server-side, this will no longer be a viable argument. The most you could do is hack somebody else's account, and even that couldn't be done on a wide scale.

Not that I like it any more than anyone else, but I kind of see their point. It's a win-win situation for them. Not only can they stop piracy, but they also have more direct control over what machines legitimate purchasers can run the software on.

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