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
Devi Prasad Tripathy commented
Martin Hnátek commented
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.
Ádám Liszkai commented
Could you port it to the browser via WebASM like AutoCAD did?
mateus silva commented
we want the products from adobe for linux!!!
Guilherme Bellotti commented
1 ano e nada....
Michele Perrone commented
Please, support GNU/Linux!
Zacrovsk . commented
Linux is growing more and more, and with Adobe support will grow absurdly ...
Matthew Farley commented
The argument about "multiple flavors of Linux" is greatly solved with things like Flatpak / AppImage / Snap packages. Please grant us all our Christmas Wish and do this!
Sanjay Addya commented
Please support Linux
Anderson Rogério commented
I love linux and would love to have Adobe Creative Cloud on it, it would be awesome. Please adobe give us this privilege
Anja Nielsen commented
I'm using Linux and I do design work, so it would be nice if Adobes apps were available on Linux. For now I have to use Adobe alternatives instead