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  05 May 2013
Petition against Adobe

There is a petition to stop Adobe from eliminating software sales. If you do not want to or even think you may not want to pay $600 per year FOREVER for the privilege of using Adobe software consider signing the petition.

  05 May 2013
I'm sure this will be super effective.
The Z-Axis
  05 May 2013
that's why I finally broke down and bought the CS6 suite... so I own it forever. (or until I upgrade computers again!)
  05 May 2013
They can't hear you over the sound of everyone still continuing to use their stuff, angrily or not.

They've essentially got a monopoly on certain applications at their price point and they know it.

Hell, they've already got a lot of other people convinced this subscription bullshit is a GREAT thing. Or buying CS6 in a rush, when they can make it obsolete for interoperability any time they feel like. They'll continue to press their advantage, and it's going to suck.

By all means raise a ruckus, there deserves to be as much ruckus as possible about and against this, but I don't think they will budge an inch. They're like the Phone Company from the old days, they don't care and they don't have to.
  05 May 2013
Don't know if it will do any good, but I signed it. I also plan to hold off on any upgrades for as long as I can. I switched from FCP to Adobe's Production Suite when FCPX came out, because Adobe offered me a good deal. I am sorely tempted to switch back now, because of this Cloud nonsense, and because FCPX has developed into a very good program. I will gladly let Adobe know why I am switching back to FCPX should I do so. At least, I think I can avoid having to upgrade my Production Suite for a couple years. Their upgrades usually don't offer all that much in the way of must have features anyway.
I will never be a fan of any kind of political correctness: I think it's instant death to creativity." - Mads Mikkelsen
  05 May 2013
maybe the petition is a good idea. They have not rolled out the whole the Cloud yet and already some folks are stuck without a sync connection. just a taste of the future?

Just wait til everyone is on there, surely it will work better than this. The funny part, my Perpetuity license does not have such Sync issues.

Still not too late to back out of this. just cause the coke is new... eh you get the idea.
  05 May 2013
I actually really like the cloud service as it's exactly what I need right now. However, I think having the option to outright purchase a version of the software still seems like a reasonable option for their customers.
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  05 May 2013
This is not cloud anything - cloud is just obfuscation at this time- it is just a change from selling which mean the owner can use the product until he dies - to renting where he have to pay for his whole life.
  05 May 2013
Hey man,

Its a free market economy. If you don't like the product, the best thing you can do is to not buy it. People have been getting along with the older versions of CS just fine, so I don't think there are any "must haves" in CS6.

  05 May 2013
The point belabored muchly in the other CCloud thread is that a lot of us have to hand work around between places, and they've managed to make each version's files different enough (of any number of CS apps) so that you can't read the new stuff every time. It's subscribe or potentially lose work at a certain point.

I guess it will just be down to that and will deal with it, but it's the way they will have everyone over the proverbial barrel that really grates on me.
  05 May 2013
Sorry guys, but this is getting ridiculous.
There's a very active, informative and well discussed thread in news that already discussed all THREE of the threads posted in the last 24h in GD.
They all pertain to the same subject, so please take it to one of the other threads or just read them for these old news
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