How can we improve Premiere Pro?

Yes, please support Linux. This would be a huge milestone. Thanks...


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Hello everyone,

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


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Believe me, now on many computers there is a licensed Windows and a non-licensed photoshop, because people will not pay for everything. Make Adobe for Linux and people will not pay for Windows, but they will pay for Adobe ......!

  • Serg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm not buy children soft.... if you are a serious developer, then you should have Linux support, but now you are not

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Many people in the comment section seem to wish Adobe suites were on Linux so they could use Linux as a daily OS.
    It may seem radical, but I wish it was so I could use Adobe software.

    Using linux as main OS, sometimes with Windows on the side when in the mood for gaming or trying some os-restricted software.
    Eventually, I always end up putting an end to it, be it gaming or adobe'ing, for having to reboot every time I want to switch activities usually deters me.

    Please support Linux, so Linux can supports you.

  • Noah Finkso commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    C'mon adobe, you're the only reason people still use the other operating systems. Give me what I need on Linux <3 Liberate us!

  • João Ramos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please support Linux. Just create the software for a popular distribution such as Ubuntu, the community will do the rest

  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Por favor, es insoportable trabajar asi, con esta inestabilidad en windows, es un problema de compatibilidad tras otro, la experiencia adobe que nos resulta tan genial, se vuelve el desastre mas desesperante, abran los ojos muchchos! Adobe para software libre!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Desiring CC on Linux for 5 years. Just found out about this poll. Adobe please give greater visibility to this. Maybe a mention on main CC page.

  • Anthony Monk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Whilst I love Linux and would love if Adobe software was compatible, I see it as a very very bad idea. Premiere is unstable at best and has sometimes rendered some of my projects unusable at worst (luckily I make many backup). I'd far rather that was all rooted out before.

  • Guilherme de Moraes Alvarez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just pick one or two distros. People will go there. The rest will fall into place. Arch based distros will support themselves, for example. I'm ready to install Linux to a bunch of people's PCs the day after an adobe suite release.

  • Simon Møbjerg Nielsen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am just waiting for this to ditch windows on my editing rig, I only do graphics/edit on 1 of my machines and all the stuff I can run on Linux I run there, and need to restart it to go into Adobe and either render a video og make some serious graphics my gaming rig isn't suited for. I have a huge student base where I teach about Linux and graphics design, and use a lot of video editing and graphics in my classes. But we work mainly on Windows and MacOS because of Adobe CC not supporting Linux.

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