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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.

    Patrick
    Prinicpal Product Manager, Editing

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If there's really that many of you out there who honestly want Pr on Windows and Mac to halt in order to get it ported to Linux, ok, I'm all for support of open source. But why weren't you all voting for this before there was a mob rule social media call to action? Personally I'd rather have the existing platforms catch up to Resolve in performance before a Linux port.

      • Chris Guempel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please please please, then i use legit updated copy instead of a 10 year old shady version thru wine

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I had to create a 60gb partition just to use photoshop, ilustrator, etc. in Windows

      • Yaco Jeezlag commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1

        This would be really awesome! Please add support! i would actually consider paying a subscription for your software

      • Roast Limes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not many people are willing to use Linux until there is support for Linux from Adobe first. We are at an impasse. Pretty please add support.

      • Xan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please! Also, both Snap and Flatpak now make it easier to support multiple distros with one single release. If Jetbrains, Microsoft, Slack, and many other big companies can manage this... show everyone that Adobe can.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not having adobe programs in my Linux distro is the single reason why I still have dual boot. I do hope to see your products on Linux one day.

      • Iddo Shavit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can we have anything else? Have you done more market analysis, are the results positive?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I understand the uphill battle you face trying to add linux as a host OS for your software. But, i think you underestimate the need for a 3rd option. If it isn't one of the many distros out there (I think Chrome OS makes a pretty good established option) what about making your own distro of linux? An Adobe Linux package that you can own control and profit off of. As is, I'm looking at the end of life for Windows and thinking about taking some tutorials on Davinci Resolve and Fusion.

      • Austin Dempewolff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be great. Premiere on Windows 10 has been so unstable lately that I've been looking into switching to DaVinci Resolve so I can run Linux instead.

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