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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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  • Serg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Two Linux distributions are mainly used:
    Debian and Redhat (deb, rpm) - but they work with each other perfectly.
    Just do it!

  • Rafael Mattos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Linux community has grown over the years. Games, which are one of the biggest reasons why users do not want to migrate to Linux, are now among us thanks to the glorious Steam. I think if you Adobe (and other big companies) bring your softwares to this kernel as well, it's just a matter of time for the number of users to grow massively! So please, bring Adobe programs to Linux !!

  • Jeff R. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lumix GH-series cameras are probably the most used camera of freelancers in the video production world. You know that.

    There should always be full support for Panasonic GH line and higher, Sony, Canon and Red.

  • Jona commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why doesn't Adobe make your own Linux version?

    I think it would be easier to develop and support than many other versions there are.
    A single distro for creatives.

  • Red Swede commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I dual boot my PC just to boot up ****** Windows for my PhotoShop.... i rely need Adobe to listen to us Linux users. i Adobe is the last software that makes me use and pay for MS ****..

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Patrick,

    At the moment a lot of us are stuck on Windows because of software like Adobe Premiere. If you would like to support Linux you would enable more people just switch as they have less and less excuses to not switch. A lot of people are craving to switch but feel like they can't as their favorite software isn't supported.

    Thanks,
    Rene

  • Hans commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    5 Month since the "another hard look" , WHAT IS THE OUTCOME?

  • Hans commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe suite for linux NOW! That would be a huge step forward...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Like everyone else is saying: Linux support would be great. Krita is surprisingly good but that doesn't change the fact that I learned Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and After Effects at school and that there isn't as much free time to learn new programs as I'd like.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Linux support from Adobe would be really big, Linux might finally be a viable operating system for content creators and everyday people wanting to escape from the closed ecosystem of Windows. Adobe has a lot of societal power with this one decision.

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