"Adobe had been expected to demo Creative Suite 7 at its MAX conference down in smoky Los Angeles on Monday, but instead announced there'll be no more versions of its boxed software and that the Creative Suite brand will cease to exist. All CS apps updates will only be added to its Creative Cloud suite, and Adobe showed off some new tools to tempt its software stick-in-the-muds online.
The current system of duplicating changes made in the Creative Suite and Creative Cloud products was wasteful and unproductive, he explained, and while existing boxed-software owners will still be supported, they won't be getting any more upgrades from Adobe.
The dropping of boxed software wasn't unexpected, as El Reg warned in March – but the speed of the shift will take some by surprise. Creative Cloud was launched barely a year ago, and while its growth has been impressive it still has only half a million paying users. The move to cloud runs the risk of alienating users who've been with the company for a long time and don't want or need a cloud service."
So. Ablowme has effectively killed photoshop. are you going to upload your clearly IP infringing artwork to Ablowme's cloud servers for inspection? Are you willing to login to your photoshop to see what Ablowme will let you do today?
Subscription based cloud software. Any user dumb enough to buy into this gets an auto-win in the Darwinian Awards.
It's the way everything is going.
And let's face it, has anyone here actually paid for photoshop or CS? I'm pretty sure we all get it for free. And if we do, we can't complain.
I still use CS3 and if I had to lose it I wouldn't be able to use any new version as it is out of my price range.
Imsure there will be a lot of people running older copies, hell, I liked PS6 a lot better than CS2
Originally Posted by Cold As Ice
I don't have the money for any version
ps prices have traditionally kept 90% of it's users from bothering to pay for it.
Originally Posted by Marquez
I hate all this cloud-based stuff we have nowadays. I'll be sticking with CS3 (Which I bought). It has everything I need.
cloud computing is just the new thin-client subscription crap software companies have been trying to foist on us for 20 years. You do the work, they own the data. It's like free beta testing, honest politics, anything marked "value added", or fair taxes; only a complete moron buys into it.
Originally Posted by TheOne
yeah, I'm not going higher then cs6 if there won't be a "real" program. I'm pretty sure that others like gimp is gonna gain popularity from this
Ablome has managed to get 2 of it's minions into key spots in the gimp, and they're fucking it up as fast as possible. Ablome really HAS to slow down gimp, just like 3dsmax is going to HAVE to slow down blender.
BTW, have you read about Ablome's bid to wipe out tiy Ninite the auto-updating software? LINK
"Sysadmin blog: Adobe wants the ability to easily roll out Flash updates removed from Ninite, the sysadmin Swiss army knife. I'm going to explain why this is a terrible thing."
What it really means is that by using a non-Ablome delivery method, Ablome's first line of access to stealing your data is being threatened. If you know anything about app security, you know that Flash is among the worst offenders violating user systems. The reason it's still the worst after a 10 year period is that Ablome uses it to suck all the nfo they want from any users system that has it installed. It' in the EULA if you're lawyer enough to drag it out. (same clauses are in both Apple and Microsoft's EULA's, and dont even look towards google).
as far as i'm aware, the term Cloud for the new adobe suite is a bit misleading, the applications will still be installed locally, and files are still saved locally (with the option to save to some cloud space you are given as part of your subscription). it's not what you'd expect from the term cloud computing, it's more like an app installed on a smart phone. it's all installed locally and it just pulls updates from a central connection to adobe.
from Adobe FAQ
Q: Do I need ongoing Internet access to use my Creative Cloud desktop applications?
A: No. Your Creative Cloud desktop applications (such as Photoshop and Illustrator) are installed directly on your computer, so you won't need an ongoing Internet connection to use them on a daily basis.
So, at the moment it's hybridized. Yes you can work offline, but when you are online it synchs all files that adobe wants, which means, when you cancel your subscription after a grace period of time (adobes discretion) your apps will brick.
This isnt new folks, Oracle did this with their online dbase functions about 2002.
No matter what else it does, thin client ALWAYS fucks the user.
That's the real point of thin client, to give ease of control to the admins.
Probably because I've already been a network admin for many years and Ive watched how user freedoms and controls have been whittled away a little more each year. Ive lived both as a user and as an admin on thin client systems. From personal experience I know for a universal truth, you never ever want to go from administering your own system to being at the mercy of someone else administering/controlling your system. And most assuredly not your data.
How do you regain your data or control of your system once it's gone?
And that means you're at the mercy of total admin bastards like me. Or worse, IT managers. Just imagine all your system being subject to periodic audits by the IP bean counters.
In a thin client world it will be, and you'll be responsible to pay what they decide you will. Either that or every once in a while all your data will go poof.
I still don't get what you mean. That's very vague. I'm asking what exactly is bad about what Adobe is doing? What will b worse on a day to day basis for users? Why will users lose control of any content they have created? And why do you think Adobe have any legal right to audit my system?
No, it's not vague. It's quite plainly stated. In technology, whoever manages the data owns it.
If that's you on your system, you have control, you own it. If your applications, your collaborative data, your archival backups, are stored "in the cloud" and you merely "synch" to keep your local content viable until you can "synch" again you dont own, or manage it. The cloud servers do. That means Adobe does. And that means anything they feel like doing with it is what will be done.
I agree 100% with Cy!. Even if you don't notice any changes when you first switch, they are waiting down the line. They wouldn't be stupid enough to go hard ass before everyone has adopted the technology and become dependent on it. The key here is that they are trying to force everyone to depend on their middleman services more and more often, not just every time a new version number comes out. It's purely about control. Why else would they be doing this? What incentives do they have if not for more profit or more control? I fail to see how this thin client crap is any different from installing the regular version beyond the having to pay a monthly or yearly subscription and having to connect to adobe's servers either once a month or once a year. I mean, as it currently is, the program can do updates in the background. All this does is give them more leverage over you and your data and (maybe) tamp down on piracy. Funny thing is that the software crackers will likely have a de-clouded version of Photoshop where they can completely circumvent the monthly checkups and only the honest paying customers will suffer will this crippled crap.