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I'm still running my CS3 over here, but have been wanting to upgrade ethically and legally for a long time now. I think I'm going to go for the annual plan, but obviously going to do the free trial first to check it out.
I teach a night class at my old Alma mater so I'm eligible for Student teacher discounts. $400 for Design Premium :-D
I'd rather own the software too but this does sound pretty good.
£27.34 a month if you are upgrading from CS3... result!
wow. that is pretty epic.
interesting, $600 per year to lease or $2k for a 'cycle' and own it...
- I would assume you would not have to buy the software again, and again.dibec
- aka upgrades. so it may work out financially the same.dibec
- and now with the .5 updates arriving almost yearly, $600 sounds much better then 2krusty_ace
- that's assuming you NEED to be on the latest version of the thing, most people don'ternexbcn
- agreed, this sounds pretty decent. you don't really 'own' software anyway if i recall...prophetone
- Has there ever been a .5 CS release before? I don't think so.CyBrainX
- CS2, CS2.3...popovich
- Yes. CS 5.5 was a paid upgrade.Gucci
Would one be able to use the software if they didn't have an internet connection?
I really don't understand the need to own a version of software...what does it gain you to own a physical copy, of outdated code, stored on a disk, that is just collecting dust and wasting space.
@74LEO Adobe has a CMS... they bought GoodBerry (I think that was it?) and renamed it Adobe Business Catalyst. If you ever use it, you'll want to shoot yourself.
@arthur along with an internet connection you would needs loads of bandwidth, too?
This is a great move for Adobe as it will attract new customers who might have otherwise pirated the software. It will make it easier for them to raise the price incrementally without losing customers.
Has Adobe stated how they plan to deal with discontinued software on the cloud? Say you're using one of the less common apps in the package, and they decide to discontinue it. Is that it? How long will you be able to continue working with the files?
The files created with this subscription software are good indefinitely. It's only the software that's tied to a subscription and it will simply ask for a password once the time period you've paid for runs out. Anyway, the $50 price covers EVERY piece of their CS software, so if they discontinue something it doesn't really matter, you still have everything.
- Yes, but what if you have the file and the software doesn't exist to open it?nb
- Obviously, they aren't going to stop supporting .indd, etc. But I wonder about the smaller apps.nb
- I figure they'll just discontinue updates to it. The software, technically, should run even if "discontinued."monospaced
Won't working offline be slow as fuck?
we are a two man band on CS4
Would you buy CS5.5 and get the free upgrade to CS6 for £1200
pay $100 per month?
The answer is kind of obvious but just wondered what you thought...
I pay 49.99/mth
So, did anybody answer the question about no internet? I've been wanting to 'learn more' about the cloud version but never really read about it or pay too much attention.
What are the cons?
600/year means that in about 3.3 years you've paid the same for owning the software and buying up front.
Considering adobe puts out a new version at least that often, it seems like its about the same deal as outright buying, yeah? Seems much more geared towards freelancers or what-have-you that can't pony up that kind of scratch all at once.