Longer version... Adobe writes software they can sell... millions and millions of copies
You may buy (most) Adobe products for Windoze or Mac
Smaller market shares are not worth their programming time
I do NOT work for Adobe or Microsoft or Apple... but I can read the market share reports in articles at PC Magazine and other places
I know that Adobe as a Company is interested in profits. That's what makes it so absurd.
It can't be that hard/money intensive to make Adobe Software run on Linux and there are Millions of people who already use it. It is free and at least equally far developed compared to Vista. It would certainly create some sort of landslide effect if Adobe would officially support another operatig system. It would change things a lot.
If a bunch of private people can programm a method to recreate Windows on Linux ("Wine") and make a lot of Windows programms run flawless under Linux (including older versions of Photoshop.. unfortunatley I have CS 4) I'm quite sure Adobe could easily rewrite their most important software.
well i'd like to buy OS X for my non-apple intel machine. but they won't sell it to me.
>I'm quite sure Adobe could easily rewrite their most important software.
can and will are very different. if you want photoshop, use mac or windows. if you want linux, use gimp or photoshop cs2 (i think that's the latest version working under WINE, they may have cs3 working by now...).
I've paid more than 300 bucks for CS4. I will certainly not go for CS 2 (wich is the last version than runs somewhat stable using Wine if you get past the installation)
It's not only about Photoshop.. it's about Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash MX and about the fact that Windows-XP is antiquated and Vista a lot of steaming bull (I've paid hard earned 250 bucks for the ULTIMATE underwhelming experienve in my entire life)
>(I've paid hard earned 250 bucks for the ULTIMATE underwhelming experienve in my entire life)
that was your FIRST mistake! :)
still running xp pro. nothing "antiquated" about it.
comparing "Ubuntu" with "Windows XP Pro" is like comparing YODA with a three-legged dachshund mounted by a dwarf doing the safety dance while eating beans out of a can!
...it makes only a modicum of sense.
whatever. it works.
and my cs4 box isn't a 300 dollar doorstop. :)
Touché ! ..well played Sir.
I have sold my Vista doorstop for a fraction of the retail price at ebay some weeks ago (lesson learned). My CS4 runs on XP (which is installed next to UBUNTU as secondary OS)
Well.. nothing more to say I guess. If you work professionally as a Designer you have to stick to a operating system released eight years ago based on outdated technology or get used to a overpriced, resource wasting piece of junk. Well at least it works.
If there would only be a FREE, open, well programmed alternative.. hmmm.. well.. have fun defragmenting your hard disk =D.
>If you work professionally as a Designer
or a developer...
>well.. have fun defragmenting your hard disk =D .
so there's no disk fragmentation in linux? so when you save a file, open it at a later date and updated it, no fragmentation occurs? how does that work? magic penguin dust? o.O
The file system Linux uses is permanently organizing itself. There is no need to defrag anything..the whole structure is different than in a Windows OS. However.. hooray Monopoly!
Oh and the pulverization of penguins is illegal in nearly every country besides Cuba (as far as I know).
Good bless Cuba!
<groan> :)<br /><br />maybe if they release photoshop for linux, more people would switch.<br /><br />hey, i use open office and mozilla. XD
I use XP at work, OSX at home, and Ubuntu (after testing several different distros) on a netbook. And while Linux has made huge strides in the past few years, it's still a distant 3rd in overall user interface, and UI stability. Linux advocates are very much desensitized to the overall pain of Linux use, and are very sensitive to the pain of Windows use. They don't realize that they're mistaking this situation for a quality difference: it's just different kinds of user pain. And Windows has, for the naive computer user, much much less.
Market penetration on the desktop for Linux still sucks, and it's not Adobe's job to try to improve that. It's easy to see why Adobe has steered clear.
If decisions like this were made according to engineering philosophy, it might be different.
As it is, it's a purely commercial issue.
Actually, you'll note that the Adobe engineers aren't hot on it, either, from past comments. Linux still doesn't (to my knowledge) have the color profile features that the other OSen have, which is vitally important to many PS users.
...or font management, or standard APIs for many common things....
You guys are forgetting licensing. If you currently have a license for Windows, it's not transferable to another platform (such as OS X) so it'd not be transferable to Linux.
The Linux is free. The CS 4 Extended is $900. I really detest Windows, but I detest buying ALL new licenses even more.
I, for one, love Windows Vista. Granted, I would love to use Linux if it had all the features I love so much about Vista, but it doesn't, so I don't.
I do, however, have Ubuntu installed on both my laptop and desktop, along with Windows Vista.
Windows Vista is awesome! And I don't care who disagrees with me on this.