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The case for supporting Linux in Adobe CC

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Mar 02, 2024 Mar 02, 2024

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As many of you know, Adobe's Creative Cloud applications are currently only supported on Windows and macOS. However, there is a growing number of users, especially developers and graphic designers, who have adopted Linux as their primary operating system. According to the most recent statistics:

 

- Linux desktop market share has grown to an estimated 3-5% globally and continues to increase every year. Though this may seem small compared to Windows and macOS, it still represents millions of users. 

 

- Among developers and tech professionals, Linux adoption rates are much higher, with many surveys showing rates between 10-30% depending on the specific field and location. 

 

- For graphic designers and visual creatives, Linux usage has also grown significantly in recent years, with estimates of 5-10% of designers now relying mainly on Linux distributions like Ubuntu. 

 

The main reasons for this are Linux's low cost, stability, and customizability. It allows these users to have a reliable platform for their work without the large licensing fees of macOS or compatibility issues of Windows. 

 

However, the lack of Adobe Creative Cloud support on Linux presents a major roadblock. Many designers and developers have expressed frustration at not being able to access these industry-leading tools on their preferred operating system. They are forced to maintain inefficient dual-boot or virtual machine setups just to run CC apps.

 

Native support for Linux would allow Adobe to better serve this growing customer base and help cement Creative Cloud's position as the de facto standard in creative software. It would remove barriers for Linux users who want to subscribe and generate more subscribers and recurring revenue.

 

Porting the CC tools to Linux technically should not be an insurmountable challenge given their web technology foundations. And it would garner goodwill among developers and enthusiasts who could help expand Linux's capabilities and market share further.

 

Therefore, we encourage Adobe to consider bringing Creative Cloud to Linux as a priority. The case for doing so only becomes more compelling as Linux adoption continues rising globally each year among creators and professionals. Please share your thoughts on this important issue.

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Mar 02, 2024 Mar 02, 2024

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This says Cloud on Linux will NOT happen https://community.adobe.com/t5/the-lounge/waiting-for-linux-native-softwares/td-p/10943296

 

Nobody here has anything to do with company policy - you need to contact Adobe
Adobe, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704 USA Tel: 408-536-6000 Fax: 408-537-6000

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Mar 02, 2024 Mar 02, 2024

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and linux is going nowhere.  look at the stats.

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Mar 02, 2024 Mar 02, 2024

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I would switch to Linux for work straight away. At the moment I'm on Mac and privately on Linux. Linux offers many advantages over Windows and Mac. But i will write Adobe.

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it may be the best os ever created but its market penetrance has remained flat over 20 years.

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I would switch to Linux for work straight away.


By @Messa-

 

There aren't enough of you, statistically, for it to make financial sense for Adobe to embrace Linux.

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Apr 12, 2024 Apr 12, 2024

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Good day Everyone

 

Has Messa mentioned, Adobe Creative Cloud has long been the go-to for design and creative professionals, offering indispensable tools for graphic design, photography, video editing, and more. Currently available primarily for Windows and macOS, extending its compatibility to Linux would present numerous significant advantages.

 

Firstly, integrating the Adobe Creative Cloud suite on Linux would vastly expand the potential user base. Linux, as an open-source operating system, is gaining popularity across various sectors including businesses, servers, data centers, and even home users. Providing access to powerhouse tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and After Effects on Linux would offer a comprehensive professional solution to Linux users, enhancing Linux's appeal in creative professional environments.

 

Secondly, the move to Linux could also offer technical advantages. Linux is renowned for its stability, security, and performance, making it an attractive choice for demanding production environments. Since macOS is based on BSD, a Unix-based architecture similar to Linux, porting Adobe Creative Cloud to Linux should theoretically be feasible. By providing optimized versions of its software for Linux, Adobe could leverage the technical similarities between macOS and Linux to deliver a smoother and more reliable user experience.

 

Additionally, Linux's open-source ecosystem fosters innovation and collaboration, potentially spurring the development of new features and enhancements for Adobe products.

 

Thirdly, Linux compatibility could cater to the needs of professionals working in heterogeneous environments. Many businesses use a mix of operating systems, including Linux, to meet various requirements. Offering Adobe Creative Cloud on Linux would streamline workflows and ensure seamless collaboration across different platforms, enhancing productivity and efficiency.

 

In conclusion, bringing Adobe Creative Cloud suite and its products to Linux would not only expand its reach but also leverage the technical advantages of the Linux platform while meeting the needs of diverse professional environments. This move could empower Linux users with the same powerful creative tools enjoyed by Windows and macOS users, fostering innovation and creativity across all operating systems.

 

Regards,

Angelus

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@Angelus187 

You aren't addressing the people who can make that happen.

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Scroll up to my March 02 reply

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all your points are irrelevant.

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