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."
Thread beginning with comment 560668
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: finally free of Windows?
by Parry Hotter on Mon 6th May 2013 21:04 UTC in reply to "finally free of Windows?"
Parry Hotter
Member since:
2007-07-20

Meh, looks like it's the same old Win/Mac software, only subscription based and distributed online.

Reply Parent Score: 5

project_2501 Member since:
2006-03-20

reason I ask is the following from Adobe gave me hope...

"We believe that we're now collectively hitting a tipping point where the web is now ready for a generation of tools and services that help build the future of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript web," said David Wadhwani, general manager of Adobe's digital media business unit, at the MAX keynote.

(from the register http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/06/adobe_kills_creative_suite_...)

Reply Parent Score: 3

WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

reason I ask is the following from Adobe gave me hope...

"We believe that we're now collectively hitting a tipping point where the web is now ready for a generation of tools and services that help build the future of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript web," said David Wadhwani, general manager of Adobe's digital media business unit, at the MAX keynote.


They are simply saying they'll try hard to keep up up-to-date with their content creation tools wrt. HTML5, CSS and JS and make themselves indispensable in that area. Adobe has quite extensive support for web content these days through their whole portfolio and even some specific apps just for that, so they'll just bang on that full-time. The announcement in no way or form means that the apps would themselves become web apps.

Reply Parent Score: 7

RE[2]: finally free of Windows?
by hhas on Tue 7th May 2013 10:51 in reply to "RE: finally free of Windows?"
hhas Member since:
2006-11-28

Of course it's the same software. We're talking millions of lines of code (PS alone has 4.5M) and many many millions of man hours over 20 years. Adobe aren't about to magically poof that vast investment into HTML5 just to be trendy. The Web != HTML, contrary to what Mosaic and its many blighted descendents would have you behave. The Web is merely a mechanism for exchanging resources of every shape and kind; the only constant is hyperlinking as the means of discovering those resources.

All that's changed at this point is the distribution model, and while the primary motive is obviously financial (steadier income flow and [hopefully] less piracy) it may provide some user benefits too, e.g. smaller, more frequent rolling releases of new features and fewer hassles when exchanging files with others (not least since Adobe themselves won't be motivated to screw about with file versioning simply to drive sales).

In the long run it's harder to predict how this'll all play out, and who will win and who will lose. For example, decoupling revenue stream from shrinkwrapped product might encourage Adobe and other 'big app' vendors to evolve their unassailably monolithic products into a more flexible component-based platform, allowing users to customize their apps by adding/purchasing just the features they need from Adobe and/or 3rd-parties. Alternatively, it might kill competition by discouraging customers from purchasing individual apps from other vendors when their Adobe subscription means they're then effectively paying twice for the same general functionality, in which case expect to see antitrust suits raised before long.

Reply Parent Score: 3

arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Nope you're wrong... the web = HTML!!!

The Web refers to Web pages made up of HTML + CSS + JS + other tech.

You must be thinking of the Internet, of which the web is just one part.

Reply Parent Score: 6