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Old 11-13-2010, 07:46 AM   #1
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When Will Adobe Software Include Linux Easily?

I got into web design while studying like many others. But then after my pc broke down I bought a Linux netbook. Now I can't get any Adobe freebees or trials to practice on for my course.
I used to learn so much using the months free trial that Adobe offer on all their products and I used to learn a fair bit in that time and complete much coursework. I can't afford the thousands asked for for these programs.
When will this stupidity end?
Old 11-13-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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Why not try a CMS web kit, like Joomla or Drupal (used by or wordpress?

Those packages from Adobe are ssssoooo limiting, CMS is IMHO the future. Develop and change your website from anywhere you have access to a web browser!
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For web design, the limitations of Linux... aren't limitations at all. If you need a rapid web layout program there's Kompozer, and to supplement that you have a ton of terrific open source html and css text processors.

A CMS is a wonderful thing, but really should only be used if you are REALLY going to USE it. If you're making an e-commerce site or an artist's site - it's ridiculous overkill. A CMS is what you need for an organization's website or a web2.0 community website, one with a great many content creators. That's not just any website. And to work with a CMS properly, you still need to master html, css and maybe php.(I confess I don't yet know php).

Learning to code html in a text processor, that's what professionals do, honest. And if you work at it and get comfortable creating sites with Linux - once you get back to using Dreamweaver, you'll find yourself MUCH more capable with it.

Me, I'm a graphic artist and Illustrator. My gripe is that the open source alternatives for Illustrator...are terrible! And Gimp only supports web graphics well, it features no cmyk, lab, multichannel or halftone bitmap color models.

So for what I do best, I'm going to have to save up and buy a mac or windoze box and see if I can get the adobe apps I need. Why Adobe doesn't port their software to linux/unix I don't understand. If I could run the adobe CS suite on Ubuntu say, I've recommended computers and operating systems to employers often and I'd love to be able to recommend Ubuntu for design studios....
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Why should they port their work to linux? Do you have a market plan that would both protect their efforts and provide an income that they deem sufficient to risk? They don't.


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