Adobe Creative Cloud moving to only support newest operating systems

If you use Adobe Creative Cloud programs it may be time to upgrade your computer. Adobe just announced that starting with the next major release of Creative Cloud in Oct 2018 their programs will require the latest version of the operating system for both Windows and Macs. This upgrade change will not affect Photoshop or Lightroom Classic CC but will affect all other Audio and Video programs. I am sure that in 2019 Photoshop and Lightroom will also be added to this requirement. At this point if you don't have the latest and greatest operating system from Windows or Mac you will still be able to run the current or previous versions of CC software but you will not be able to get the update.

Adobe states that this is to "take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies" but Adobe does not specifically state which features or technologies will prevent earlier operating systems from running the latest versions of CC programs.

This should not be too much of a problem for individuals as the cost of new computers has really come down in price recently but this could be a major hit for medium to larger companies who will have to replace or update loads of computers in time for October. As always it is a good idea to stay current with your operating system anyway but many people are unable to do so, especially those who use Adobe CC on a hobby basis or are on limited incomes like retirement. Just another example of how Adobe thinks that you have all the money in the world. I have also been seeing less interest from Adobe for their consumer and hobbyist software titles like Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. Obviously they are chasing the big bucks and looking to cut costs by limiting or removing less profitable products. This is often a first sign of a company having financial difficulties, in Adobe's case it could be a sign of trying to adjust to the changing marketplace. We will have to wait and see.

Bottom line, time for a new computer update.


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