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: What's with the cost
by tylerdurden on Mon 6th May 2013 22:41 UTC in reply to "What's with the cost"
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Adobe is not selling a commodity application, there are clear and obvious upper limits to how many artists and professionals could possibly buy/use their applications.

Adobe figured they have a hold of the majority of that marketplace, and they are trying to maximize they can extract from it. The subscription model is a no brainer for Adobe as a corporation; it provides a somewhat reliable revenue stream while stifling piracy significantly.

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