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Re: Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software package
Subject:Re: Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software package From:David Crosswell <davidcrosswell -at- internode -dot- on -dot- net> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Wed, 08 May 2013 07:03:23 +1000
On 07/05/13 22:33, Al Geist wrote:
> This is just one of many reasons I'm moving away from Adobe and several
> other "traditional" software suppliers. To me, the subscription plans are
> nothing more than ways these companies can squeeze more money out of the
> users....money that many appear not to use to make their products better,
> just more expensive.
For me, the answer is to get closer to the code base.
The only real barrier is the the `geek-fear', but once that is overcome,
within a surprisingly short period of time, you begin to experience the
ability to tweak your work to a far better standard that is simply not
possible through any proprietary interface.
And it really doesn't take all that long to get on top of.
Predominantly you are looking at open standards, freely available from
the W3C site, for example, and even certifications from the same source.
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> Subject: Re: Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software package
> A couple of apps I use have gone from traditional releases to subscriptions
> that expire. I haven't upgraded either of them since their last perpetual
> license release.
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