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
Plase, add support Linux!!
Arek W commented
Add support for Linux, pls
add support for linux distr's plz
Add support for Linux, pls.
Add support! Please :)
Add linux support to you programs
[Deleted User] commented
Adobe for Linux? Would be great
add linux support to you programs
[Deleted User] commented
Adobe please create programs for Linux also
Please support Adobe CC on Linux
Adobe please create programs for Linux also.
More and more people are using linux, in some applications your programs are irreplaceable.
I make everything in linux, but when i must use adobe, i must attach an e-sata disk with windows 10 and adobe package.
Shutdown pc -> open windows ->make on adobe what i must too make -> copy my work at pendrive -> shutdown the pc -> unplug e-sata with windows 10 -> then I still work on manjaro linux
Bernard Kiraga commented
My dear Adobe, You have to break the cycle.
Adobe MUST create programs for Linux also. Why only M$??
Adobe fur Linux pls
I own a small company and I use vector graphics apps and desktop publishing apps. In my company I use Linux. I use some commercial software from other producers. There are some paid programs which are able to replace Your solutions to some extent. By ignoring Linux you loose huge amount of money because I'd switch immediately to your solutions. I'm an anti-Windows person and there's no single thing in the universe which would be able to force me to use Windows, either in home or in my company. There are many users like me, who would switch to your software immediately after making it available on Linux. I know that the preparation of Linux versions uses some resources and extra cash, but this expense would be a great investment. More and more professionals abandon Windows and work under Linux. For many persons your software is the only reason for using Windows. Linux is not an exotic system for weirdos and masochists anymore. It is used by many companies, freelancers, students who want to work in creative industry etc. You should start adapting to this changing conditions.
All the best!
Every god damn linux user commented
please please support Linux
With 9000 votes they got Microsoft to listen to them, and with 11000 you don't listen.
Spencer Hubert commented
Adobe says there isn't enough demand for them to support Linux yet, but I guarantee that if they took the first step, there would be enough demand. You can't look just at the people who currently exist on Linux. You have to look at the much bigger group of people who are forced to live in Windows. But I guess if Adobe insists so strongly on losing market share to DaVinci Resolve, they can be my guest...
Jordan Mynes commented
Definitely would support Adobe on Linux