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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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      • cacarr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To support GNU/Linux is also to support ChromeOS via Crostini. So you would be gaining current GNU/Linux users, *and* all the people who want to use GNU/Linux but can't because of your lack of support (I think you underestimate that number) -- *AND* ChromeOS users, of which there are a fairly rapidly increasing number.

        Adobe's support will drive GNU/Linux adoption. There are a heck of a lot of font-end people who also do some design who would love to wipe their Windows VM, or sell their Macbook.

      • Alex Hamilton-Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like and want to support Adobe much more if they did this.

        Currently, it's like. Choose any two:

        - Have access to Adobe tools.
        - Have access to a decent OS.
        - Have access to decent hardware.

        This is a bad situation and Adobe is genuinely a big reason the entire world of computing isn't improving as fast as it could be.

      • Renan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • E. V. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am a researcher and recently had to switch to Linux, because Win 10 tipped me over the edge. WIth that switch I also "lost" all Adobe applications, subscribed for by my company for tons of money. Since then I started to appreciate how well the alternatives like GIMP, etc. have evolved. Nevertheless, I think it would be very important for Adobe to start supporting Linux really soon, before they "miss the train".

      • Amiel Desbiens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Compatibility and support would be huge and the only way I would ever touch Premiere and After Effects (never used them yet)

      • Nick Polet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really is the last thing left on Linux that most people need. Video & photo editing software is complicated and the open source alternative for linux are run by small groups of volunteers who do their best, but can't come close to matching anything else in the market due to the complexity of the beast.

        I applaud Adobe for even humouring the thought and maybe doing some market research. Although, it might be difficult to gauge. Lots of creatives I've worked with would love to use Linux but they can't because their workflows are glued into the Adobe ecosystem. Hopefully this isn't lost when trying to get a feel for the market. Lots of my colleagues would answer OSX if asked "what OS do you need Premiere for", but that masks the fact they have to say that because it's not available on Linux.

        Plus, it would just be great for one of the larger industry leaders to shake hands with the open source world... even if they keep their software propriety (which they will and no one will expect them to open source premiere etc... That's crazy).

        I've been using kdenlive for a while and have worked around the various bugs/shortcomings that it has. I try not to get frustrated with it as I understand that video software must be really quite hard to get "right".

        Here's hoping that the stars align and Adobe ventures their wares onto Linux.

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