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
JOSE Mir commented
I use Gimp, Darktable, Krita, Inkscape, Kdenlive, Cinelerra and others, I do not need more Adobe, I get tired of waiting for Adobe executives to remember Linux users, when they react it will be too late and that will be his punishment.
Raviteja Lokineni commented
I do not have Windows on my laptop, I single boot Ubuntu only and by not having a Linux port you're pushing me to use Windows.
It would be great to see Linux Support.
Bijoy Sarawan commented
I fully support this. Maybe Adobe on a Linux OS will finally solve most the bugs we've experienced.
Alexander Freese commented
I don't understand how DaVinci Resolve can support all platforms and Adobe can not. I just don't like the argument "it isn't a simple thing to do", macOS uses POSIX and Linux too, so there shouldn't be any CPU problems. I can even play GPU demanding games and the developers didn't even care about "Linux Gaming". And "testing against several of the major flavours", just consider Arch for rolling release, Ubuntu for Debian based, and REHL or Fedora. I know 3 is a high number, but in the end, Linux is Linux, and the only thing that is to be considered is Kernel version, and GPU driver version.
Jordan EIsman commented
How about fixing this application so it works correctly on the two platforms is been on, instead of worrying about making it work with another OS.
Sheesh its 2020- and editors are still walking away from their workstations on shows I AE because premiere will crash for no reason at all 4-5 x a day
how about fixing the missing waveforms.
shaking my head.
Peter Bakic commented
Adobe needs to port all their applications to Linux before someone else publishes a viable, or perhaps better alternative for Linux.There is already DaVinci Resolve, and plenty of others attempting just that. Do you want to fail together with MS, Adobe? Nothing is forever, and you are stubbornly keeping all your eggs in one (OK, two, but Apple is switching its focus to content creation and away from computers) basket.
Personally, I am too experienced and knowledgeable to use Windows 10 on my own computers. With Windows 7 quickly becoming ancient history, that leaves me with LInux as the only alternative (Mac OS is not an option for my needs for various reasons). I am already looking at alternatives to Adobe, but would much rather simply use Adobe products on Linux.
Luisangel Marcia commented
I would definetely like Linux over Windows. Please, do a creative cloud ported on linux!
Thomas Höß commented
I would absolutely be switching back from Affinity to Adobes Subscription if this would happen, just because it would then be the only option on linux and i would finally be able to switch.
Mingqian Li commented
There will be at least 30,000,000 computers in China switching from Windows to what they call "Chinese operating systems", or "Domestic operating systems" (Chinese Linux distributions). Just in 2019 alone, the software market went from the state where almost none of them supports the Linux operating system to the state where almost 50 percent of the Chinese Softwares are available and officially supporting Linux. There are a lot of demands for Adobe and similar products in the Chinese market.
Devi Prasad Tripathy commented
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marcus lee commented
I SUPER AGREE!
Gabriel Oliveira commented
Thomas Häny commented
I agree 100%
Error 303 commented
The adobe creative cloud is the only thing holding me back from completly switshing to linux, pleas bring adobe to linux so i can get rid of my dual boot
It could be the rain b4 the flood.. millions of people might turn to ubtuntu linux or whateva because theyll have everything they need in one place and then microsoft can finally get the point that bloaty spyware sux. But also it could be the tipping point for wider spread adoption which leads to more support and apps and yeah. Adobe could literally be the thingi that makes linux huge.. like market share wise. It would force apple and microsoft to adapt and become better. Gaming and photo/video editing is all that holds people to windows bloat and crapOS. Itd be great for schools too.. my school is offering coding courses and they run on linux on arch and the puppy one i think and ubuntu.
I created an adobe id just to write this comment and be able to vote but theres thousands of people who wont.
So yeah.. DEWIT!!! :)
Henrique Guerra commented
It would be great :D
Radu Nanescu commented
Linux community is growing pretty fast and valve figured it out way before you did apparently :)
i think adobe products will boost this trend like crazy!
Brian Glenn commented
Just would like to throw in that this is something I have been waiting for since about 2007. I hope this comes to fruition eventually.