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I Love...Adobe?

Posted 10-19-2010 at 02:31 PM by beetleman64

That's right. A company who many in the Linux world consider fashionable to hate, is one which commands respect from me. Why? Well the reason is that Adobe actually gives a damn. I know, I know, Flash is a bit of a horror show at times, but the fact that it is available on all major operating systems (even OpenSolaris for those poor fans who are left).

But most importantly, the fact that Adobe supplies a dedicated repository for Ubuntu and Fedora users shows again that Adobe cares. It is one thing to supply a Linux version of you application, another to provide a .deb or .rpm package as well, but quite another to offer a dedicated repository for the users of the world's biggest distributions.

And to be honest, you could even argue that this is Adobe's social responsibility, as many websites rely on Flash (for now), so it is only natural for Adobe to make it easier for Linux users. I certainly wish others would follow suit.

Is Adobe redeeming itself? Or is it still the mortal enemy of all things Linux? Let me know in your comments below.
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    Adobe really does have the best Multimedia Software Suite. Everything works together and flows seamlessly. For a start up multi-media company $1700 isn't too bad of a price for CS5 Production... Especially once you consider the cost of other professional options like Avid. Mac's options may be fine as individual programs but they don't have the same inter-connectivity as the adobe products. It's a shame there are no Linux versions for the CS products.

    From a professional productivity standpoint, Adobe's software is the way to go. From the " I think I can do it cheaper and for 'free' " Then you are going to spend more time and probably just as much money getting the Open Source solutions to work for you. Not saying that Gimp, Inkscape, and Avidemux won't get you there... but they really aren't geared towards the same target audience.

    However, flash is always a bad choice... they really should let it die.
    Posted 10-20-2010 at 02:15 AM by lumak lumak is offline
    Updated 10-20-2010 at 02:16 AM by lumak
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    I don't really mind Flash. HTML 5 is better, but there's always the danger of H.264 taking over. HTML 5 will also have its own foiables, and there may be a case for saying better the devil you know (or at least until US law develops with regards to software patents).

    I don't work in the design business, but from what I've heard Adobe is reaaly great. Commercial or not, I think a lot of Linux users would buy Photoshop or Dreamweaver if they were ported to Linux.
    Posted 10-20-2010 at 07:31 AM by beetleman64 beetleman64 is offline


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