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Old 04-12-2011, 08:23 AM   #1
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This is a surprise, but makes a lot of sense. It will allow them to make important updates sooner, instead waiting for one big release on their normal cycle.

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Adobe has announced a significant update to Creative Suite, with the unveiling of our first mid-cycle release: Creative Suite 5.5. This is part of a new release strategy, where we’re moving out our milestone releases (such as CS3, CS4, CS5) to a two-year cycle. Mid-cycle releases will keep designers and developers ahead of technology changes, such as the mobile communications revolution (tablets!) that is radically altering how content is consumed and created.
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All this and subscription pricing. I wonder if the per-month pricing is optional or a required part of the deal.

   
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That would be true if they actually did make one big release every 18 months. Instead they tend to make major changes to one or two of the big four (Photoshop, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver) while the other elements get minor changes.

It will be interesting to see how much gets changed this time around and in which components of the package.
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It appears to be an alternative way to use Adobe products.

   
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Someone else sent me this link, which seems to have lots of videos about this new release.

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs-55-desi...tour-overview/

Do the vids work for anyone? The page itself loads quickly and looks fine in Opera and MSIE on Vista and in Safari on the Mac but none of them will play the movies. All of them are able to play flash from other sites.

This is at 9:30 EDT on Tues evening. I'm guessing that maybe something on Adobe's servers is munged. Otherwise, I can't gen up a lot of faith in the quality of their HTML. <g>


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Do the vids work for anyone?
I tried your link and the intro vid started running after about a minute. Didn't try any of the others.

   
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No and if I'm remembering correctly, I tried the Adobe TV site at least once before and could never get anything to play...

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It works for me.

   
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