Yes, please support Linux. This would be a huge milestone. Thanks...
first of all: thanks to all the people who joined in the last two days to vote and comment on this particular item. Please stick around and tell us what else you’d like to see implemented or improved moving forward.
If you were wondering why this post was offline for a couple of hours: it’s because of this quick surge in votes. It triggered a spam filter (and it took me a little while to figure out how to undo this without losing the comments).
Since several people posted in the meantime about Adobe not being interested in your feedback, let me assure you that this is about as far from the reality as it gets. We truly appreciate your candid feedback.
That said, a word of caution: while this item is now at the top due to a person with a good following on Twitter creating awareness, it doesn’t mean it immediately becomes our top priority. It’s been voted for since April, and never made it to the top 100 before this dramatic surge on Dec 11th.
And yet another word of caution in an attempt to set expectations correctly: while we’re gonna use this request as another trigger to redo market analysis for the need to port to linux, it’s been true for many years that the vast majority of our user base wouldn’t consider it as an alternative to currently supported platforms. Unless that has changed significantly, keeping the balance between dealing with other request versus adding another platform might not make it viable to add support for linux.
As I’ve worked for a company doing Win, MacOS and Linux prior to joining Adobe, I’ll add a bit of color to this request: doing Linux isn’t really about adding one OS, it’s at least several, if not many. Putting software that’s demanding on CPU, GPU and then some onto a linux system means developing and testing against several of the major flavours if you expect great results.
It’s also true that our large partner eco-system is mostly not on Linux today, so you’d be losing a ton of functionality outside the core application for years to come.
In a nutshell: this isn’t a simple thing to do – but we’re gonna take another hard look as to what’s the demand as I already mentioned above.
Stay tuned – and thanks again for coming to this forum to voice your ideas.
Prinicpal Product Manager, Editing
ANSELMO RIKER II commented
This is a point important, PhotoShop for Linux, it's a good idea.
Сергей Серебряков commented
I love Linux but I can't use it.
I use Windows 10 because I need Adobe Illustrator working. I'm sad :(
Italo Lima commented
Kirill Pleshakov commented
You definitely should put a reasonable price for Adobe suite for Linux. Cause it definitely will make the World faster! =)
Maximilian Quoß commented
I want the creative suite for linux so bad.. I'm forced to use windows ONLY because of Adobe.
PLS! I wanna ditch windows and go full linux, but I can't.
Andrea Pappacoda commented
I always used Premiere, but after my recent switch to Linux I found myself forced to try Resolve.
Don't get me wrong, that's a good piece of software, but I think Premiere Pro was just a little better, and it would be awesome if I could use it again.
Nicholas Ragan commented
We should assemble a team of developers and create a solution ourselves. There are hints windows may create a new kernel in Linux and ditch their current OS. it would kind if rub me the wrong way if Adobe then decided to create a product that worked with linux. We should just create an open source project on github!? Any takers?
My current set up, using Windows Sub System for Linux works fairly well (best of both worlds) but i have no use for Windows in general, outside of Adobe.
Mr. ExillustX commented
Do it already
Jonathan Halchak commented
Adobe CC is probably one of the only things that keeps forcing me back to windows.
Royce Whitaker commented
If you support linux I will drop windows in a heartbeat.
Kirill Pleshakov commented
Yes, you are the only thing keeping me loosing my time on PC
Ray LaPointe commented
please support linux. I use lightroom in a windows virtual machine on linux.. not ideal. Holding a windows license for the only reason of using lightroom is putting extra cost on Adobe's customers needlessly. It's about good customer care. Adobe charges a premium for products, and I as a customer expect premium support. It's not "if you build it they will come". We are already here waiting for you to build it.
Gerson Tavares commented
Oh God, please building a version for Linux!
I cannot stress this enough... Adobe NEEDS to be on Linux. There's a growing population of people who all want to switch over to Linux but the only two things really holding them back is Adobe and gaming. We love our Photoshop. We love our Premiere Pro. We love it all. We also love Steam, Origin (kind of), Epic Games, etc. Steam has made great strides in making gaming viable on Linux and we're sure more will come. Linux is definitely gaining traction. Please help pave that way. It would be greatly appreciated.
Byron Jimenez commented
We need Adobe on Linux
Marc DeGiovanni commented
Reaper, Davinci, and Google are quickly making superior products in the marketplace. They all realize Linux is the future. Even Microsoft realizes Linux is the future, hence considerable development in their Linux wrapper in Windows.
In addition to porting the Adobe suite to Linux, could you please study the market and design software for a post-2012 world?
Patrick, congratulations on the post was well explained and I was able to understand your point of view.
Patrick, I would like to inform you that not only adobe does not support Linux developing open source software, free and even licensable software I do not see that neither adobe wins nor other companies, because I speak from experience I hope you understand , I work as a tech support for a company that supports many others and this is where I see the importance of Linux for being free and fast and robust software where this is not exactly what I want to say what it is and what it is. that's best, but on the part of the big software pirate.
I believe that many want to know where I am from, I am Brazilian and I could experience a lot of installation of Windows of all pirated versions and also software of other developers such as Adobe. I confess that I paid to study in some companies I could see that some of them do not have licensed software and over time had to implement such feat not for me or my superiors, but always the customer, because if we do not install the software If they want them to contract with the company, it is unfortunate to express that.
Ex: convert dollars to the Real currency without taxes and you will notice a slight difference, another is that customers buy for nothing more than R $ 10,00 to R $ 50,00 reais, although we talk about the risks in use of Pirate software in Brazil currently in RJ no one is afraid of Viruses.
Imagine about 100 companies using licensed software, I believe it is still a small amount, now imagine all over the country and the rest of the world.
Another point of view that personally I think all companies in union should also develop from their Linux platform software is that you would not be dependent on Microsoft in particular which is the system where I work most with the Adobe package, we We all know that if companies do not innovate they will eventually be swallowed up by MS.
So if it is in the company's interest to develop software for Linux it is up to each one of them, one day they all ended up as the Navigator browser where Microsoft violated rights and broke patents, and today comes the development of a "technology-packed" browser, " a copy of Chrominum ".
Patrick, here I leave my words I hope you do not understand as a message of hatred for anyone, but rather experience.
yes please for ubuntu
I join the request for Adobe version for Linux. Recently, I switched to Ubuntu, it's a fast and so good operating system. I logged in to the Adobe account and read with disbelief that there's no version of the application for Linux. Only Win and Mac support is available. Seriously? Adobe seems to be a large and progressive company ...and meanwhile they only supports Windows, Mac, not for Linux? Isn't a little sad..? Do I have to run this super-slow Windows to use programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign.. or others? It's disappointing. Ubuntu is a fairly popular system, isn't? So.. I really & hot join to petition, I ask Adobe for support and Linux versions. Because I would like to use Adobe Programs on Ubuntu, just like that. So, please let us do this:) will be nice.
Юрик Гордиевский commented