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No Photoshop for you!

If you're one of the folks is still running Windows XP but still likes to keep up-to-date with the latest version of Photoshop, Adobe has drawn a line in the sand. Adobe has announced that Photoshop CS6 will be the last major version of Photoshop that will offer support for the Windows XP operating system. 
Adobe says that all subsequent Photoshop feature updates, specifically for Creative Club members, offer no support for Windows XP. Adobe says that advances available on newer operating systems and hardware will allow it to leverage the operating system to deliver better performance and focus innovation efforts around areas beneficial to its customers.
Adobe says that Photoshop CS6 has already demonstrated that relying on modern operating systems, graphics cards, and graphics drivers can provide substantial improvements in certain tools such as 3-D, Blur Gallery, and Lighting Effect features. These improvements are not available to Windows XP users.
Adobe says that customers using Windows XP right now need to begin making migration plans to take advantage of future Photoshop innovations.

Source: Adobe

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By quiksilvr on 9/17/2012 11:15:38 AM , Rating: 2
Is THAT the actual cover art for Photoshop?! That's frigging creepy!

By xti on 9/17/2012 11:41:49 AM , Rating: 4
not as creep as people still on XP!

By StevoLincolnite on 9/17/2012 11:45:02 AM , Rating: 2
And you can make stuff JUST LIKE IT in the actual program too! Think of the possibilities. :P

By kattanna on 9/17/2012 11:56:06 AM , Rating: 2
That's frigging creepy!

whats even creepier is adobes inability to make a PDF viewer that's secure and lightweight


By Brandon Hill on 9/17/2012 11:57:41 AM , Rating: 2
By mi1400 on 9/18/2012 8:23:22 AM , Rating: 2
Its not their machoness of supporting XP till now... its DNA/APIs of Windows back up to XP which helping Adobe etc ppl's bread and butter running.

here only windows has this honour of supporting even Matlab's 2013 products on as old as XP!!

Thank you!
By nocturne_81 on 9/17/2012 7:15:07 PM , Rating: 2
Finally! Another thing to force lazy admins stuck in their ways to finally learn how to deploy/manage Win7+ on large networks (not that XP is easier -- quite the opposite).

Now, if only we could find a way to force point of sale manufacturers and medical equipment manufacturers to make the switch finally. It's scary enough that a machine handling my credit card info seems to negate the need for security; but with my father in the hospital on a respirator, noticing it running win xp and communicating on standard wireless.. rather damn frightening.

Seriously, it's been over 5 years since XP should have started phasing out.. Reasons for running XP..? Definitely not performance, definitely not security, definitely not for ease-of-use. If anything, outdated hardware, no real need to change (in the case of your 60 year old mom's pc -- who wants to show her how to use something new after you finally went 2 weeks without a call), or just sheer laziness.

RE: Thank you!
By cyberserf on 9/17/2012 8:12:58 PM , Rating: 2
XP and 7 should be same as far as deployment goes.
we are not talking about that are we?
If you don't know how to secure XP then you don't know much.
never had a virus with updated Antivirus app.

performance wise 7 is not better then XP.
for ease of use/practicality/logically laid out, XP is king.
they got rid of outlook express which was great for multiple accounts and added an new windows explorer which is inferior to the old one on XP.
then the wanna be like apple GUI which fails.
XP can run great on the latest hardware so I don't know what you are talking about. run it using an SSD and it flies.

Is that such a surprise?
By anactoraaron on 9/17/2012 12:23:00 PM , Rating: 3
I mean, if the people on xp were concerned about updating their software to add features...

They're waiting that long?
By dgingerich on 9/17/2012 2:12:42 PM , Rating: 3
They're waiting until after CS6 to stop Win XP support?? Why are they waiting that long? There are several companies that already have skipped out on XP support. Why did they bother to support it on the latest version? They're just prolonging people using that old, insecure OS.

(I'm not knocking Win XP. It was great before Win 7 came out, but it has been superseded. Win 7 is better is every way: more secure, more stable, looks and acts better, supports more modern features. It was great while it lasted, but it is long past time to move on. Unfortunately, I'm typing this on a company laptop that is still running Win XP, and I want out of it.)

let's see...
By cyberserf on 9/17/2012 6:32:59 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't call negative change, change for the better.
XP owns 7 in practicality and ease of use.
I bet if XP was offered as an option on new builds it would still be tops.

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