Yes, please support Linux. This would be a huge milestone. Thanks...
after looking into both technical viability and current market needs, it’s unfortunately become obvious that we’re not going to be able to act on this request in the near future.
I wanted thank everyone for the considerate and passionate discussion on this thread. This has been a great example of a meaningful conversation over a controversial subject that I don’t take for granted.
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
Really need this. Would love to abandon Windows if I could get LightRoom on linux.
Adobe's software suite is one of the only things keeping me on windows. I would love to see a port of this, and I'm sure many other people would as well :).
Yes, please support linux! If you want to facilitate things and not have to "support several OSs", you could follow Spotify's example and offer your software via snap packages. This format is easy to use on all linux distros and brings all necessary dependencies in a single package.
James McInally commented
The only thing that keeps me on Windows is Prem Pro, AE and Photoshop. Know that I would be using Linux exclusively if I could!
Resolve is released for CentOS but I use it without a hitch in Ubuntu and Arch. Everytime I have to boot Windows to use Lightroom I get a little closer to installing RawTherapee and cancelling my subscription...
Mike Piasecki commented
I'd invest in a debian-based/Ubuntu or Opensuse Snap port of Creative Cloud in a heartbeat. With proper CMYK and Pantone support of course.
It's not an issue of cost, it's an issue of incompatibility with my OS of choice. My linux work station is just that, A WORK STATION. I'd love to have Adobe along for the ride.
I've been using Adobe at work since 1997, but I can't justify jumping through hoops with Apple and Microsoft anymore. Not since Windows XP, and then later OSX 10.6. I've been with a linux-based system ever since.
11000 x $52 = $572000 x 12 = $6864000 a year. Is 7 million a year worth it Adobe? That does not include the Linux customers that did not hear about this suggestion link.
Candi Martin commented
Switching to Linux and need Adobe products to install in it's desktop environment.
It's really chicken and the egg-- people dont switch because of the lack of software. I would love to switch to Linux but being an adobe user has me locked into Windows for the moment. So please support Linux!
Joe Clay commented
Add me to the growing list of people clamoring for this. As beyondFX and many others have said, it would be great if I could jump to Linux. I'd love to stick with macOS but I don't exactly feel like making another Hackintosh. I really don't want to move to Windows. There's little about it that's appealing to me. Linux would be a perfect solution for me so I can still use everything Unix-y about macOS. It even bothers me to switch from / to \ for filesystem paths.
The Adobe reply is shortsighted. The reason more people aren't asking for this is because they know it's already hard enough to get Adobe to develop new code—especially for Linux—as evidenced by the company reply. If we can't be on the OS because you don't support it, why would a bunch of people ask for it? Instead we begrudgingly move to Windows from macOS as Apple keeps heading towards left field.
I can tell you this—I've already started to move to Resolve for editing. If AE weren't my main source of income, I'd be on Linux. That should have you worried. Instead, you could develop for Linux, use a universal packager, and we could all decide to use the OS we want rather than the one we're forced to use.
11,000+ people on a site that I'm sure isn't used by the majority of the user-base is likely a strong indication of what people want.
Eden Prójekt commented
Also use a Universal packaging method.
Eden Prójekt commented
I really need something like adobe xd as i need it and other tools from the adobe suite gor my work. Even my gf is now switching to linux because proton works much better in contrast with win plus bloatware. Windows seem to want to let the winfows ship go down to and is supporting linux in a far variety of ways.
If the Adobe apps were ported to Linux, Linux desktop would probably take off among creative professionals (beyond the 3D CG and VFX industries where Linux desktop is already very popular).
Windows has a very archaic, vulnerable and inefficient architecture. MacOS is a very good OS, but unfortunately Apple is making a move after another to make it unsuitable for creative professionals beside photographers and graphic designers.
On the other hand, Linux has a very robust, lightweight, secure kernel, and the desktop distributions built on top of it are becoming more and more user friendly these days. Linux desktop could really enter the mainstream market if Adobe were porting its apps to this OS.
please take a chance with linux and give us a choice to shift what we want to use and be comfortable with linux distros .