You've been learning from the masters EA, havn't you?
So the deal is Adobe decided that encouraging users to pay for an upgrade every year doesn't earn them enough for an ivory backscratcher. So now they're running a cloud service that will cost users a monthly payment to use updated software. This is bad and why is that? Several reasons:
- Because it will cost users so much more in the long run. They're ditching the nice box designs, discs and expecting you to pay for something you don't own.
- Apparently it has something to do with fighting a little something called "piracy". Supposedly requiring Photoshop to talk to a server each time it's used to make sure it's legitimate will somehow stop people who will resort to cracking and altering the code so the servers will be fooled into thinking it's legit.
- I like this amusing little point that was raised on [link] that states that users not connected to the internet will still be able to use online-only software. That makes no sense. How is it a cloud service?
-This will alienate users who are freelance or aren't full professionals, the people who can't afford much at any time to begin with. It will alienate educational learning programs when campuses experience downtime.
I'm getting increasingly sick of all the hype of (say this in a whiny moaning tone) the Clooooooooooud. I'm getting sick of the bullshit attempts to kill of physical disc based software because single software purchases don't rake in as much as a monthly subscription. And I think quite honestly I'm getting sick of Adobe's promoting the system. If they were really concerned with people unable to access legal copies of photoshop or Premiere Pro they maybe should of... y'know... marketed them at cheaper prices?
Looks like I'll be switching to an alternative that might have the intelligence to not break what wasn't fixed if or when I'm absolutely forced to upgrade to CC.
And here's a nice petition to sign if you think it's bullshit [link]