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[3]: GIMP
by arpan on Tue 7th May 2013 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GIMP"
arpan
Member since:
2006-07-30

Piracy will continue. The apps still need to be downloaded from the net and installed on your computer. The only difference is that the activation is verified online every few days instead of just once when you install. So, if the activation is cracked (as it always is), pirates will continue without any problems.

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RE[4]: GIMP
by Alfman on Tue 7th May 2013 14:50 in reply to "RE[3]: GIMP"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

arpan,


"Piracy will continue."

If it runs locally, it will be cracked plain and simple. Switching to the service model will make very little difference in terms of copyright infringement and cracking.

Edit: I don't understand why some posters are associating this new billing scheme with cutting down illegal copies?

Edited 2013-05-07 14:59 UTC

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RE[5]: GIMP
by lucas_maximus on Tue 7th May 2013 22:39 in reply to "RE[4]: GIMP"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The barrier to doing so will be higher than before.

Tbh I don't think a lot of this is about that. Most software development these days is moving to higher cadence on releases aka version infinite and a subscription based model will probably help adobe achieve that with their tooling.

Subscription based services for tooling have been shown to work.

Leaving piracy issue aside this makes a lot of sense.

Edited 2013-05-07 22:42 UTC

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