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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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      • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I dont use Adobe ecosystem as they dont support Linux, so I have to use inferior competitors.

        Just support it for Ubuntu and the community will do the rest. We create our own ecosystems.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Pack adobe in snapcraft. Please, you develop it first in Ubuntu, and after a while in other distributions.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Pack adobe in flatpak and it will ease up a lot of things. Check out flatpak and flathub.

      • Jake King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I regret that I don't have data points to back this up, but let me just say that Linux is gaining momentum as it has mostly caught up with its competing ecosystems. And, as Windows (and to a lesser extent, MacOS) continue to chip away at users' privacy and their expectations for an intrusion-free operating system, Linux will gain more momentum still. Take a look at how much weight Valve has thrown behind Linux, and realize that Gaming is one of the last old guards of the Windows ecosystem's domination. Once that pillar falls, Windows is in serious danger.

        In short, Linux is the future, and I'd hate to see my favorite professional suite of multimedia tooling get left in the dust just because management didn't devote enough resources to architect for this future. The opportune moment is now.

      • David S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Years ago, when Linux became open source, people said it could become a mainstream operating system. You guys literally have the power to influence that. One company could do that for the entire computer landscape and make an Operating System mainstream. Wouldn't it be awesome to be such a large part of that?

      • Serg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adobe for Linux and I will forget this Windows forever, like a bad dream

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i would switch to linux in a second if it supported the full adobe CC suite. Its literally the only thing holding me back.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to more support from all software companies browsing designs applications

      • Erik Wilhelm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        While I have enjoyed and used open source software for similar applications, I ask in all kindness offering the Adobe creative cloud on Linux. Apple refuses to offer prosumer options for hardware that is affordable despite having the best operating system. Windows is no longer user friendly and poses many technical issues and security concerns. Android is a perfect exploitation of Linux and has become a household name. Blackmagic Design has done this why can’t you?

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