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Re: [PLUG] Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop) for Linux - interested?

On Jan 12, 2011, at 5:27 PM, Randall A Sindlinger <> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 05:08:27PM -0500, Chris Nehren wrote:
>> On Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:34:09 -0500
>> wrote:
>>> Adobe is considering making Creative Suite, which includes Photoshop,
>>> available for Linux, and they want to know if people are interested:
>> So they want to expend months, perhaps years, porting their flagship
>> suite to a new platform, yet they can't even manage to keep the Flash
>> player up to date across 32/64 bits? Call me skeptical.
> No, that's just it - they *don't* want to.  But one of their employees thinks
> it'd be a good idea -
> (Yeah, his profile is empty, but it legitimizes his involvement on the other
> 2 NON-adobe sites (omgubuntu and getsatisfaction))
> My take is that he's spearheading this from the inside, but it's an uphill
> battle.  His boss probably said "Yeah, and who would buy it?  Those linux
> bastards are cheap-ass open source purists!"  ...or something along those
> lines :-)
> Flash player doesn't have a direct impact on their bottom line - anyone
> have Flash for IRIX?  :-D
> I'd say we're kinda lucky that anyone at Adobe was allowed to spend time
> on it - Steve Jobs won't let it on the iPhone (and he *does* have a point).
> This campaign seems like it might be a chance to move linux support from 
> being the intern's job to being a full-fledged work group if it succeeds.

Adobe used to sell a full Linux (unix?) version of Acrobat Pro which they stopped after version 2 or 3. Back in the days when most Internet stuff was natively Linux, but there is some precedent. 
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