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News Adobe aims to make products web based

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 19 Oct 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    "as of now", i still prefer to have a copy installed locally.

    MAYBE, when net is more secure (not sure possible at all), and performance is up to par streaming....
     
  3. The Chugnut

    The Chugnut New Member

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    "...Broadband, as quick as it gets, is still going to have some limitations in the short term,"
    Bruce is obviously unaware of how old and neglected the UK's internet infrastructure is compared to other developed countries. With more and more of these pipe demanding services becoming available, the further we are left behind.

    I fear it's once again going to be left until crisis point before anyone (in power) wakes up.
     
  4. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Quoted for Truth

    One good thing about this though: it might force them to reduce some of the bloat (Why is their Acrobat reader so much slower than the other free alternatives?).
     
  5. koola

    koola Banned

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    Subscriptions for using their software on the web without ads is a joke tbh. Can you imagine a subscription OS lol
     
  6. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Because of all the indexing of your data on your 3+ HDDs that's running in the background to give Adobe some kind of overview over their customers (data)? (read: E-S-P-I-O-N-A-G-E)

    Well, I just got a new 20 hours/week-still-able-to-study-while-earning-enough-money-to-survive job at some company and they use Outlook XP... and they give you the posibility to read your mails from home using WebOutlook which is pretty nice IMHO. It's not as comfortable as the real Outlook but it's just what you might need at home to organize incoming mails, contacts and appointments.

    So I say as long as what you're doing is not of a critical level security-wise web-based applications are spot-on if you need something "to-go". IMO at least...
     
  7. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Don't laugh too hard - it's already been suggested (even as a possible future for Windows)
     
  8. CooLJoE

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    Ok, so what does one do if their internet connection drops and they have a huge project to work on?

    Good thinking Adobe.


    I say leave it on the local drives.
     
  9. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    So wait if you want to edit a super high quality several layer 1600x1200 picture, let's say.. you will have to upload it and that will take well 30min? 1hour if their server is busy. Remember that you upload MUCH slower than when you download.
     
  10. Bursar

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    No, you upload much slower than you download. Our 8MB leased line is 8MB in each direction :)

    Seriosuly though, I don't think that's how it will work. I suspect you will download Photoshop to your PC and run it locally. The subscription model should *in theory* offer a lower purchase price, plus an ongoing monthly fee.

    You also have the problem of IP/rights if users have to upload potentially sensitive image files to Adobe's servers just in order to be able to edit them.
     
  11. completemadness

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    The majority of people aren't on SDSL (or whatever your using)

    Most people use ADSL (or whatever virgin (ntl) use) in the UK, and in the US, the same sort of deal
    Anyway, those connections usually have pitiful uploads, like in the region of 512kb at the most

    For the few of us that have 4gbit/2gbit (down/up) connections, sure it might be great, but how many people have them .....
     
  12. Bursar

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    It's a leased line. But the point wasn't really to brag about the connection speed I have at my office.

    Let's say I was a design agency and used Photoshop/Illustrator/any other Adobe product. A customer wants me to design a print ad. Aside from having to upload massive amounts of data (over a slow connection), I would also be worried about Adobe storing my customer confidential data on their servers. Adboe will need terrabytes of highly encrytped storage to make it work. Even running something like Citrix, it will be a nightmare for them. You want to hide that layer, move that one, apply a mask? The data flowing in each direction will cripple most connections - particularly if you have several users sharing one net connection.

    It's much more likely that you will run the software locally on your PC and the PC will phone home on a regular basis to ensure that you are a fully paid up Photoshop subscriber.
     
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