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Adobe Forming a Linux Strategy? 336

Posted by timothy
from the bet-hedging dept.
rocketjam writes "According to cnet, Adobe Systems, the 800-pound gorilla of commercial graphics software is looking to become more involved with desktop Linux. The company has recently posted two new jobs, one for a director of Linux market development to 'identify and evaluate strategies for Adobe in the Linux and open-source desktop market', and one for a senior computer scientist who will 'become maintainer and/or architect for one or more Adobe-sponsored open-source projects.' Additionally, Adobe has joined the Open Source Development Labs and is active in the desktop Linux working group. A company spokesman said they are not currently looking to port any of their flagship products such as Photoshop to Linux yet, as they currently don't see sufficient numbers in the platform to make a good business case for it."
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  • by agent dero (680753) on Wednesday November 03, 2004 @10:23AM (#10710337) Homepage
    With how (seemingly) easy they ported Acrobat Reader to Linux, I can't imagine Photoshop being too much different.

    The only difficult part would be the GUI stuff, all the underlying code is just C++, which, IIRC is pretty portable ;) (unless you're writing with evil compiler-specific hacks)

    Funny story my friend bill told me about WWDC (refrencing Photoshop's portability)
    Apparently Apple gave free t-shirts if you have a project with over 5000 lines of code that you compiled with XCode. Some really dorky guy quietly walks up, writes down "Photoshop"....the apple guy looked at him for a second...and then just handed him a shirt, no questions asked :-P
  • I'd love... (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anita Coney (648748) on Wednesday November 03, 2004 @10:54AM (#10710679) Homepage
    ...to have Premiere and Audition ported over to Linux. I'd totally download those programs from bittorrent if they were available!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 03, 2004 @11:16AM (#10710860)
    when we have GIMP. $600.00 vs. free. No brainer IMHO.

    Yeah, $600 vs. $699. Pay up, bitch!

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