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: finally free of Windows?
by phoenix on Mon 6th May 2013 21:01 UTC in reply to "finally free of Windows?"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

No. This means you can no longer walk into a store, grab a box off the shelf, pay for it once, and use it until the end of time. Now, you have to go to the Adobe website, put in a credit card number, and pay $30 / month in order to use any/all of the Creative Cloud apps. Still need Windows/Mac OS X; these are not new apps, just a new way to pay for using them. ;)

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.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

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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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Don't forget the most important part I keep seeing in lots of these companies.

You get to use open source code without paying a dime for it or give back to the community, because no one can prove what it used on the server side.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

TBH Creative Suite got pirated to hell, not surprised they are doing this.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Somewhat ironically the massive pirating also helped establish Creative's massive mindshare and thus also helped make Create Cloud a possible product.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

If you are a creative who will blindly upgrade every release to the latest CC, this is actually a really good deal. For everyone else, it sucks balls.

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