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Old 06-15-2008, 01:58 AM   #1
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Anyone heard when the next version of CS will be released? I've managed to avoid upgrading from CS2 so far, and I'm hoping to hang on until CS4 comes out if it's not going to be too long.

   
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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Anyone heard when the next version of CS will be released? I've managed to avoid upgrading from CS2 so far, and I'm hoping to hang on until CS4 comes out if it's not going to be too long.
They say they try to release every 18 months.

So all we need to know is when CS3 came out, assuming Adobe is keeping to schedule. It seems to me it has been only a few months, but I dragged my feet before installing.

   
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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Anyone heard when the next version of CS will be released?
The next version is Creative Suite 3.3, which is coming out with Acrobat 9. As usual, the price for Acrobat 9 is substantially more in Europe than is the USA—the cost of air-freighting all those megabytes must be the reason!

   
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They say they try to release every 18 months.

So all we need to know is when CS3 came out, assuming Adobe is keeping to schedule. It seems to me it has been only a few months, but I dragged my feet before installing.
I bought my new Mac in May last year, and had put CS3 on my old desktop before that without full registration (about a month, I think).

So I believe it came out in about March last year.

   
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I rather thought it was about then, so we can perhaps expect CS4 this autumn. That suits me just fine!
I found out on Friday that saving an InDesign CS3 document as an INX (so I can get at it in CS2) isn't always reliable - especially where transparency is concerned

   
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LOL! I expect Adobe will say it's what the market will stand.
Welcome to "rip-off Britain."

   
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I expect Adobe will say it's what the market will stand
Adobe is probably right, but I'm thinking seriously about where my next Adobe purchase is made: I've a daughter living in Toronto. However, if Creative Suite 3.3—which is not a free upgrade—is now the current version, who will think of buying it, if CS 4 is released any time soon?

   
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LOL! I expect Adobe will say it's what the market will stand.
Welcome to "rip-off Britain."
Apparently, Adobe says that the market in the UK is so small, that each unit sold must support a much higher proportion of basic overhead costs. It is true in business, that a point is reached wherein productivity can double without increased overhead, as there is a minimum/maximum range of capacity for initial setups.

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That sounds as if it could be nasty.

   
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Apparently, Adobe says that the market in the UK is so small, that each unit sold must support a much higher proportion of basic overhead costs.
If they say that about the UK, imagine what we have to pay down here!

Apple Computer does the same. I recently priced a 1Tb Time Capsule, and the US price was USD499, while the Australian price was AUD699. Considering the two currencies are almost at parity, this is a huge difference.

   
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