Adobe Monthly


… Unlike Adobe, we think people’s shift from packaged software to subscription services will take time

– Microsoft Office director of communications Clint Patterson

( Source: | Unhappy Customers Want to Parachute From Adobe’s Creative Cloud )


As someone who remains on CS4, I can certainly understand why some customers would be unhappy. At least, in the short run.

There’s a nice break-down in the article above about the pricing over the longer-term for different types of customers.

This must have been a gut-wrenching decision to make but probably the right one, simply from a cost perspective. While customers probably won’t see it initially, I imagine (and hope!) Adobe spends more time working with customer requirements and updates instead of tucking themselves away for a few years working on the next version (and attempting to combat piracy).


My News. Your Inbox. Sign up to receive news by email.


Me on Twitter.


Subscribe to

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.
[email protected]