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Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?) 164

New submitter jvp (27996) writes "Adobe's authentication system for its Creative Cloud as well as its website services is down, and has been since Wednesday (14 May) afternoon. What this means: If you're a Creative Cloud subscriber, you can't log into your account via the desktop application. Online services such as the fonts are not available. Applications (eg: Photoshop, Premiere, etc) will continue to work. Softpedia has a nice article on it, but their time frames are off quite a bit." As of this writing, a message on the Adobe Creative Cloud page says "Creative Cloud is currently undergoing maintenance. Please check back later. Thank you for your patience." Even though I've come to like some remote-hosted software, like gmail, I don't think I'd want tools for manipulating local media tied even loosely to the uptime of a remote computer (or network connection).
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Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

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  • by Jeff Flanagan ( 2981883 ) on Thursday May 15, 2014 @12:03PM (#47009651)
    >is quite obviously to increase software companies' control over users

    No, it only increases Adobe's control over their own software. This does not give them control over you. You can still do pretty much whatever you want with yourself or your own property.

    >and to get them used to a subscription model that provides those companies with a continuous income stream

    Of course. Do you somehow believe that companies should not be able to determine their own business-model? The fact that Adobe once offered an unlimited license to their software was their choice at the time. It didn't entitle you to anything regarding their future business.
  • by sandbagger ( 654585 ) on Thursday May 15, 2014 @01:10PM (#47010207)

    Creative Suite 6 will become Adobe's XP. Solid enough that no-one ever really needs to upgrade and expose themselves to cloud evaporations.

You will never amount to much. -- Munich Schoolmaster, to Albert Einstein, age 10