Yes, please support Linux. This would be a huge milestone. Thanks...
after looking into both technical viability and current market needs, it’s unfortunately become obvious that we’re not going to be able to act on this request in the near future.
I wanted thank everyone for the considerate and passionate discussion on this thread. This has been a great example of a meaningful conversation over a controversial subject that I don’t take for granted.
Really need this. Would love to abandon Windows if I could get LightRoom on linux.
Adobe's software suite is one of the only things keeping me on windows. I would love to see a port of this, and I'm sure many other people would as well :).
Yes, please support linux! If you want to facilitate things and not have to "support several OSs", you could follow Spotify's example and offer your software via snap packages. This format is easy to use on all linux distros and brings all necessary dependencies in a single package.
James McInally commented
The only thing that keeps me on Windows is Prem Pro, AE and Photoshop. Know that I would be using Linux exclusively if I could!
Resolve is released for CentOS but I use it without a hitch in Ubuntu and Arch. Everytime I have to boot Windows to use Lightroom I get a little closer to installing RawTherapee and cancelling my subscription...
Mike Piasecki commented
I'd invest in a debian-based/Ubuntu or Opensuse Snap port of Creative Cloud in a heartbeat. With proper CMYK and Pantone support of course.
It's not an issue of cost, it's an issue of incompatibility with my OS of choice. My linux work station is just that, A WORK STATION. I'd love to have Adobe along for the ride.
I've been using Adobe at work since 1997, but I can't justify jumping through hoops with Apple and Microsoft anymore. Not since Windows XP, and then later OSX 10.6. I've been with a linux-based system ever since.
11000 x $52 = $572000 x 12 = $6864000 a year. Is 7 million a year worth it Adobe? That does not include the Linux customers that did not hear about this suggestion link.
Candi Martin commented
Switching to Linux and need Adobe products to install in it's desktop environment.
It's really chicken and the egg-- people dont switch because of the lack of software. I would love to switch to Linux but being an adobe user has me locked into Windows for the moment. So please support Linux!
Joe Clay commented
Add me to the growing list of people clamoring for this. As beyondFX and many others have said, it would be great if I could jump to Linux. I'd love to stick with macOS but I don't exactly feel like making another Hackintosh. I really don't want to move to Windows. There's little about it that's appealing to me. Linux would be a perfect solution for me so I can still use everything Unix-y about macOS. It even bothers me to switch from / to \ for filesystem paths.
The Adobe reply is shortsighted. The reason more people aren't asking for this is because they know it's already hard enough to get Adobe to develop new code—especially for Linux—as evidenced by the company reply. If we can't be on the OS because you don't support it, why would a bunch of people ask for it? Instead we begrudgingly move to Windows from macOS as Apple keeps heading towards left field.
I can tell you this—I've already started to move to Resolve for editing. If AE weren't my main source of income, I'd be on Linux. That should have you worried. Instead, you could develop for Linux, use a universal packager, and we could all decide to use the OS we want rather than the one we're forced to use.
11,000+ people on a site that I'm sure isn't used by the majority of the user-base is likely a strong indication of what people want.
Eden Prójekt commented
Also use a Universal packaging method.
Eden Prójekt commented
I really need something like adobe xd as i need it and other tools from the adobe suite gor my work. Even my gf is now switching to linux because proton works much better in contrast with win plus bloatware. Windows seem to want to let the winfows ship go down to and is supporting linux in a far variety of ways.
If the Adobe apps were ported to Linux, Linux desktop would probably take off among creative professionals (beyond the 3D CG and VFX industries where Linux desktop is already very popular).
Windows has a very archaic, vulnerable and inefficient architecture. MacOS is a very good OS, but unfortunately Apple is making a move after another to make it unsuitable for creative professionals beside photographers and graphic designers.
On the other hand, Linux has a very robust, lightweight, secure kernel, and the desktop distributions built on top of it are becoming more and more user friendly these days. Linux desktop could really enter the mainstream market if Adobe were porting its apps to this OS.
please take a chance with linux and give us a choice to shift what we want to use and be comfortable with linux distros .
We already give this as an suggestion for years, even with illegal procedures this is possible but they just don't care. I try to switch as much as possible to their rival products but i keep hope one day they will obey our wishes and bring a small part of their paying users what they want.
Hoped this for many years but now their concurrents support magnificent shares of functions maybe they will wake up and they make a release in 2020. But let us dreams.
However if in Q3 2020 no Linux support is announced i will cancel all my subscriptions.
Like user Greg has stated before, iff all those back voters would stop their subscription from 36.29 EUR month it will be 399.298.87EUR Month excluding cost ofcourse. LIke Greg said "Not worth the manpower?"
Kevin Hopper commented
I use a Debian Linux netbook for my daily computer use, and keep a high powered windows 10 machine for studio use. I get so frustrated with Windows 10. Please port to Linux so I can ditch this terrible operating system
Manuj Joshi commented
I would like to see Adobe Acrobat on Linux
No, you would not need to make an app for several distros. Simply use a universal packaging format, such as Flatpak/Snap/Appimage, then ask the community to test it. We'd be more than willing to help. I'd also like other Adobe apps on Linux. Most Adobe apps run in Wine anyways...
Oliver Crockett commented
To counter this disproportionate rush of votes, I'd rather Adobe focus on real upgrades rather than a Linux port. 95% of industry professionals use the big 2 operating systems, and Linux is not a single OS. It is multiple, constantly changing environments that would be a nightmare to build support for. Making Windows (and Apple, if you must) more stable should be a MUCH higher priority.
Matheus Bronca commented
The only thing thats keeps me on Windows is the Creative Suite. The Linux base users are in mosly coders because Software Development Companys support Linux. A Creative Suite for Linux isn't a question, is a MUST HAVE for Companys like Adobe...