Oh, and let me add:
I would pay extra for the >2 machine privilege, as long as it's a small increment, and not some silly multiplication of the (already considerable) price.
But let me also add that I don't think I should have to. It should so very much be included in your cloud subscription.
maybe you need to be able to go online and deactivate one of your two active computers, from the adobe site somehow, then you can add the currently work space.
or if you add a third machine, one of the other two are automatically deactivated. Lynn
We run 2 Imacs on the one licence ... no probs. But to add an Ipad looks like its means deactivated one of the Imacs. This is not practical so my Ipad won't get any Adobe Apps at the moment.:(
This version of Adobe Creative Cloud is the "first version" as such. The biggest benefit with CS as it stands today, is choice of Mac or Windows on installation and simultanous activation on two computers for individuals.
Activation: The products check every 30 days against the internet, and you get a 7 day grace period if you are offline. If you regularly go offline for longer stretches of time, CS just may not be the product you are looking for at this moment in time, at least for that computer...
If you want to stop using a computer, under the Help menu in the programs is a Deactivate option. If your computer is broken, stolen or you forgot to deactive, you will be prompted by the Adobe Application Manager upon installing on a 3rd computer, if you want to deactive the other two. You may then reactivate on the other computer by just running any of the programs.
Simultanous use: It is my understanding and seem to be my experience, that the "Only run programs at once computer at a time" is an honour based solution with regards to the EUAL and not physically imposed, but I may be wrong here (both my computers were online at the same time while I loaded up Photoshop on both and it worked fine). If you forgot to close Photoshop at home, it should work in other words.
Bootcamp: If you use Bootcamp on a Mac, you effectively have two operating systems on the same computer and they have to be licenced as such. Many licence agreements simply don't take this into account. This holds true for a number of applications as it is outside of Adobe. You may look at working differently, or again, go for the boxed products at this moment.
Professionally: If possible, you should consider convincing the customer to support funding a limited time extra subscription to CS for you if you need to run it on additional computers. This is something you may be able to negotiate with the customer, if you need to run CS on additional computers you don't own for a given project (at least until more Adobe offerings become available).
We read earlier in the thread that Adobe is working on more variation in the offering, more subscription options, options for companies etc. We should give it some time
I, for one, greatly applaud that we now have the option of choosing Mac or PC freely. I have installed CS on my work PC and my private MacBook Retina (oh please, Adobe, hurry with the update, Photoshop looks blurry )
Adobe should really look at making it possible to share folders between CS cloud accounts with Read/Write and stuff, similar to DropBox. I think that would DEFINITELY help a lot.
I have a Mac Mini at home, it has 2 hardrives. One drive has 10.8 OS (Mountain Lion) installed, the other has 10.6.8 OS (Snow Leopard) installed. I would like to use it on both. Does that qualify as one computer? I have a computer at work that's running 10.5 OS (leopard) on a G5 Mac Tower. Will it run on a G5 platform? I run 10.6.8 because I still love GoLive 8 and am afraid it won't work on 10.8 OS?
Mac Mini 3,1
Intel Core 2 Duo
L2 Cache 3 MB
Memory 8 GB
Technically, the way the product determines "a computer", a dual boot setup will count as two computers as I understand it. If you spend most of your time in MacOS X 10.6, you could install it there, and then, when you feel comfortable, disable and uninstall it from 10.6 and install in 10.8, or install it in both 10.6 and 10.8 if you only have one computer, and deactivate either of the two installations on the Mac mini when/if you get another Mac/PC to run it on.
As per the system requirements http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/tech-specs.html#requiremen ts you need MacOS X 10.6 and higher, which excludes PPC (G5 and older). In other words, you need an Intel Mac.
I don't know if GoLive works in MacoS X 10.8 I'm afraid.
Thank you, some common sense. I would not mind paying more to install on more pc's. I always love the comments like "We bought your software, now do as we say". If you dont like it go build your own, but my guess is that the "serious" devs on this group cant do that. So solutions such as elevated accounts make sense. If someone is developing on 15 machines or more, then they can pay for it. although I have yet to meet any serious developers who have and develop on that many machines. The idea that someone is a serious graphics person using an ipad to do graphics with is laughable.
Jeff, I currently have creative cloud, and I have Application Manager installed on two machines. I want to remove the programs from the current laptop that I am working on, and use the programs on a desktop. Is there a way I can just remove the programs from one machine without having to go through picking which ones I want to keep active?
Exact same question I have. I have CC on my desktop and two programs on my laptop that I am going to uninstall and remove, including Adobe Application Manager, so that I can load them onto my new laptop. Am hoping that I don't *also* have to do this with my desktop. I don't mind the two-license thing, just want to be as efficient as possible here.
You can install everywhere, you just need to deactivate when you go to a
third computer - either by deactivating manually on one computer or do
it automatically on both activated computers when installing on the
third computer (at the end of the install you get a licence agreement
message that you have to agree to. When you go back to the other
computer the software will be reactivated there. Silent activation. I
dont think you need to uninstall on the first laptop, just deactivate.
Den 27.09.2012 23:12, skrev ddgrfx:
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Well, then you should really consider letting the license travel with the PERSON or at least allow 3 activations as the vast majority of the users have or regularly needs access to 3 or more systems.
Why not ask user to login every time suite is opened on a computer? That would solve it rigth?
No matter if it was installed on how many systems one could only log in on one at the time (or two if you allowed it as it is now).
At least for me this is really a nightmare situation. I have workstation at work, at home and a laptop. I really need to use all of them daily or at least every other day. I tried deactivation/activation but it does not seem to work... pain... frustration... total unproductiveness...
If I start a project at work and continue it at home, then I need to go on the road and I need to finish it on my laptop.... When I come back to work my CC doesnt work there anymore! Or maybe I could not get my laptop CC to work because I forgot to deactivate my work computer before I left the office! Nightmare!
Or you could stop selling and marketing the servive as a cloud service.
I mean give us what you (morally) promised. Dont hide behind some 20 pages of small print user agreement that you know for sure no one ever reads. It is not about legal matter. It is about a moral point of wiev. And the fact that I hope you wish us users the best possible user expierience you can deliver right?
P.S. everyone reading this thread should really go and send feature request to (mr. John) Adobe regarding this matter. Allow us a traveling license or at least 3 activations.
You can do it here:
I should be able to have apps running on two machines simultaneously. I am losing valuable work time. Here was I thinking Creative Cloud would make my work (office and home) more streamlined.... Ha! It has become so problematic and frustrating. Do something about it Adobe. Very disappointing.
The way I try to manage my activations is that, each time I'm done working with a CS application on one computer, I deactivate the suite. Then when I move to another machine, I can activate on that machine, again deactivating when I'm done. It's a bit of a PITA to have to remember to do this, but it becomes habit after a while. Things would be much better if I could deactivate a license on a given machine remotely, the way I can with iTunes Match. To have to be physically at the machine to deactivate is obviously problematic if you're on the road with your laptop and need to use a CS application, but the license is activated on your home or office machine and there's no way to deactivate that license without being there. Of course, there's the issue that you'd need to be connected to the Internet in order to deactivate remotely, assuming that the license activations would be stored in the Cloud, but Internet access is pretty ubiquitous these days, and you need to be connected anyway to activate a license on a given machine, so I don't see requiring Internet access to be any worse than the situation we now face if we have our CC-licensed apps on multiple machines. I have to say that it is a definite bonus to have both Mac and PC apps available through the same subscription. Another alternative would be to have the license key on a flash drive, that you could move from machine to machine, like, as has already been mentioned, with applications such as ProTools and its iLok system, remeniscent of the "dongle" systems of old.
...if you lose your Internet connection, CS6 lets you know immediately your membership has expired. But, you have five at least a five-day grace period for AT&T, Time Warner - your Internet provider – to dislodge whatever vehicle slammed into the telephone pole – instead of going around it. It happens. Today, I saw a Chevy Malibu perched on top of a four-foot high landscape boulder – with the eighty year-old pilot still behind the wheel. Police had to talk him out of the car, after having to argue with him whether he needed to apply the emergency brake, or not.
I deactivated CS6 on one (1) hard drive – to install a fresh one in its place. None of this is as big of a deal – as serious – as this discussion thread is. Rock out on the new stuff. Adobe is not going to leave you high & dry. That would be high & mighty of them. I don’t see them as being that way. They need our business as much as we need the applications. It’s fair – even after the introductory price goes away. ~Monte Dallas, TX
I think times have changed - I have a home computer,, office computer, and now I will be travelling with my laptop. Most people I work with have the same setup, if not more (I actually have an additional office computer, but I avoid using that for the Adobe software). I only ever work on one computer at a time, and since it's "cloud" then it can verify that there are not simultaneous connections. For me, three connections would be very helpful.