According to the FAQ and answers found in this forum:
1) It's going to cost $499 at some point as a standalone product or you can get it with a paid Creative Cloud subscription ($14.99 per month). No date for this yet.
2) Lots of people have asked this. Adobe didn't directly answer the question if you can stil download your copy of Edge Animate for free when the paid version is out (I have no idea why, maybe they didn't understand the question) but here's what it looks like: You will be able to continue to use Edge Animate for free but only if you already have it installed. If you wipe your harddrive or want to use it on another computer, you're out of luck and have to pay for it. Updates will be paid once the paid version of Edge Animate is released.
3) no idea
Bonus: Ha! I don't think so. But if Valve is hugely successful with their Linux port of Steam, who knows, companies might be more interested in Linux as an operating system in the future. I've always assumed Linux would be more popular if it had all the latest games. What some people don't realize is that nearly 80% of american households play games (and nearly 50 percent of gamers are female) and that the average age of gamers is above 30. Games are much more important for a successful platform than people give them credit for.
I think that you can use EA 1.0 for free forever, according to the post at the top of the Animate forums.
I would like to know if I can download this on any machine, since I'd like to use it at work and at home. I assume that I'll be able to since it's a part of the Creative Cloud, but I would like to see an official response about this.
BUMP. I'd really like an answer to this from Adobe staff if possible.
Bump. Adobe, can you hear me? My main issue stands with 1 & 2 as I greatly enjoy edge animate and $500 is quite the fee to pay for a few gb of 1s & 0s. I would like an answer to 3 & Bonus too.