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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What's with the cost
by Yamin on Mon 6th May 2013 22:14 UTC
Yamin
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2006-01-10

I just don't understand the pricing of so many 'cloud' apps.

It's like it is either free or expensive. Perhaps the business folks and done the math and this is what works. But it just seems like many just take the old 'physical' cost and try to impose it on the cloud.

But I mean, they could capture a much wider market if they kept costs low. I'll give an example, i used to subscribe to newspapers until they went online. Then it was free online. Now they're starting to add paywalls, and their costs... $20/month (for the GlobeandMail in Canada). I mean really? $20/month for one website. Maybe $5/month at the most.

Now we have Adobe Suite with costs around $20-$80 per user per month. Now yes, as in the article they say if you updated your software anyways, it would cost you around $300/year anyways. Again, they just seem to be trying to match their old costs... instead of expanding their user base or counting on continuous cash flow from subscriptions.

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