Adobe has announced that in lieu of continuing with the "Creative Suite" naming convention, they have instead changed the outlook of the popular suite of creative software to "Creative Cloud," a move that should not surprise those of you who have followed Adobe over the course of the last year.
The Creative Cloud has without a doubt been Adobe's main focus over the past twelve months, most recently capped by their slough of updates that came immediately upon announcement last fall. Preference was certainly given to Creative Cloud members, as they were immediately pushed the updates while those using CD-based software were forced to wait for the updates to be properly coded.
When Adobe chose CS (Creative Suite) years ago, it marked a mentality shift of where they were bringing the software. At that point, it was about all of their programs working together and advancing on that notion. Today, Adobe takes the plunge on their new mission of bringing creativity anywhere and everywhere through the use of their cloud. This change certainly will illicit stronger emotions from those who have used Adobe for years than the shift to CS did, mostly because the idea of cloud computing with regards to their creative uses is not something that has yet been fully accepted by the masses. CS was more about an internal Adobe mission, CC (though still an internal mission) is also a paradigm shift for Adobe users. So far, acceptance of the Creative Cloud has been mixed, though those of us who have readily moved to the cloud tend to love it.
Some of you may be wondering if Adobe will be removing their physical disc support, and you should be worried: It's ending. CS6 support will still exist, but there will be no updates to it. Creative Cloud is where it's going, and that's it.
How do you feel about Adobe's push? Have you moved to the cloud yet? Will any of you stay steadfastly attached to physical installation discs rather than moving to the Creative Cloud? What will it take to change your mind? Let us know in the comments below.