“Adobe customers could previously upgrade their Creative Suite from three versions back. So customers could upgrade to Create Suite (CS) 5, from CS 4, CS 3, and CS 2,” Karl Johnson reports for T-GAAP.
“Many customers either can’t afford or don’t want to spend the extra cash to upgrade every version,” Johnson reports. “These customers usually upgrade CS every other or every third update. That will all change with Creative Suite 6.”
Johnson reports, “In a recent blog post, Adobe added a CS subscription service for the Creative Suite called Adobe Creative Cloud and changed its upgrade policy. The subscription price will cost $49.99 per month for individuals. For customers who want to remain on the current system, which Adobe calls ‘perpetual licenses,’ they will need to upgrade much more frequently. Customers will only be able to upgrade from the previous significant release… Adobe is looking to stabilize their income by forcing people to switch to a subscription service.”
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