You could make Creative Cloud compatible with UBUNTU/LINUX and another one free operating system.
Sd rt commented
Adobe cc + Linux OS 😍
Sd rt commented
Eugeny Koutsenko commented
There was another request on here that had over 3.6k votes and 1.7k comments requesting Linux support. Removing it will not make the demand for your products on Linux go away.
There are many people who are locked into undesirable environments and workflows in order to use your software.
Strictly native versions are not necessary, especially starting out. There are many application developers (like teamviewer) who provided wine-wrapped versions of their software on Linux before making native versions after a couple years.
No one is asking you to support hundreds of different distributions. If you provide it for Redhat and Ubuntu, other distributions will generally repackage it themselves for their communities.
Please provide your potential/customers access to your products on Linux.
Dale C. commented
Adobe already makes mobile versions of Creative Cloud software for Android, so how hard can it be to port to an OS that essentially uses the same kernel?
Dale C. commented
Exactly! This would be the one thing that could bring desktop Linux into the mainstream - which in my estimation is VITAL. It is actually DANGEROUS for both Microsoft and Apple to have their duopoly in the desktop operating system market. On one hand, you have a near ubiquitous OS in Windows, which lately has been deleting files - DELETING FILES, let that sink in - and having _severe_ problems of other kinds...and then another that would force you to buy entirely new hardware just to run it (Apple macOS) if you already owned a PC that you shelled hundreds or thousands of dollars on. And with that one, you're locked in to very unnecessarily expensive hardware that you can't even upgrade or fix on your own! Latest and greatest from that company is the T2 chip, which locks down your OS and software if you don't have AppleCare repair your system (i.e., if you dare take your machine to a third party Mac repair shop). There MUST be a third alternative, and the most developed and polished and easy-to-use of all possible alternatives out there is Ubuntu Linux, if only mainstream software would run on it without fuss.
I realize there are so many flavors and variations of desktop Linux out there that would make any developer's head swim and scare away major corporations like Adobe, but at least if they could support mainstream unaltered Ubuntu and Red Hat, both of which are supported by solid companies (the latter of which just got bought by the mighty IBM, but for simplicity I would prefer Ubuntu), that would be good.
Adobe better wake up to the up-and-coming competition, namely Blackmagic Design, whose Hollywood-standard (at least for color correction) DaVinci Resolve runs on Linux (as well as Windows and Mac) and costs a **** of a lot less without enslaving subscriptions. It started out as a color corrector, but now has evolved into a really good editor (with features Premiere still doesn't have), color corrector, effects, and audio suite. They could very well be the new video post-production standard in the next few years. Adobe might look like a dinosaur if they don't keep up and also offer a Linux version. (DaVinci Resolve currently only officially runs on Red Hat/Cent OS flavor of Linux, but a simple command line download of a script gets it running on Ubuntu flawlessly.)
Andreas Toth commented
@Miles B Huff: Funny, discussing GNU and then make a circular reference... 😜😁
Miles B Huff commented
Victor Wolansky commented
There was a version of Adobe Premiere for IRIX (SGI) but was killed really fast
Ilya Korneychuk commented
I would love to see Adobe CC on Linux.
Oh, really useful information, I'm agree with you.
I was going to post similar request as soon as I read what's new in Ae 15.1, where I read that Adobe started using UserVoice platform. I am glad that it appeared such fast.
I have seen similar thread in adobe forum, that was started very long time ago and had a long long discussion. I was surprised that there were some strange people who say that Adobe on Linux is not needed. Especially there was a great troll, who said that Linux is for workless nerds and so on... I did not understand his position not because I can argue with him about usability of Linux distributions today, but the fact that he do not loose anything (if not win) because of the fact that such a wonderfull piece of software will be available for broader range of people.
Most of times when I hear people wanting Adobe on Linux, they mean PhotoShop. But personally I care only about After Effects. I really miss it, and I need to keep switching between Windows and Linux every time when I want to do some animation.
I think adding Linux support is very important. I love Linux, because of its rich possibilities: LVM, snapshots, window managers, system maintanance, customizations and so on... But I am frustrated about lacking some software for Linux, namely Adobe.
I have thought about factors that could keep adobe away from Linux. Here are some of my thoughts.
- Small userbase. Yes, it is smaller than Windows userbase of course. But actually, a HUGE number of potential Linux users are suppressed mainly because of lacking Adobe Applications. It is kind of chicken and egg problem. And only adobe could break it.
- Case insensitive code. Currently even on macOS it is impossible to install Ae in a case-sensitive file system. I think it is not such hard task to correct all #include directives in .cpp files to use actual file names, but it becomes a problem because of big code base. And since Linux uses case sensitive file system, it could be a reason why it is still not there. Again, only Adobe itself could fix this.
- Cinema 4D. This could be a problem, because Adobe include C4D Lite within Ae. And maybe it is a reason. But personally I just dont care of it. I do not use it.
- Linux Repositories. Linux has rich software delivery system, but it may be not acceptable for Adobe, since it is proprietary. It should not be a problem, because in linux we have /opt directory and Adobe could just use it for their needs, including runtime for applications. See at Steam for example. It is also proprietary, but it runs on Linux with its own runtime. Valve officially supports only Ubuntu, but in fact it works in many distributions.
To be realistic, because of I saw how many years most of Adobe products were unavailable for Linux, I do not think it will appear in a moment. But I hope that this ticket will get a lot of votes and maybe Adobe will at least "notice linux" and consider releasing for us or say why they cannot/do not want to do that.
I think one of realistic scenario is that Adobe could try to make it Wine compatible and people will be happy. As far as I know, TeamViewer is working such way on linux and works just great.