« on: June 11, 2013, 09:56:50 PM »
Tie the subscription model in to the OS compatibility and the processor capability and they don't actually have to come out with anything new indefinitely, but the subscriber must keep paying.
Hence my way of defeating this for quite some time to come. VMWare/Parallels.
Just create a VM (Virtual Machine) and you can freeze the OS to any version you like, to run any software you need that version for....in perpetuity.
With hardware gettng cheap...CPU, GPU and RAM and HD space...running one or more VM's at the same time isn't much a drag on most systems.
Right now, I'm testing on my macbookpro (late 2011), running Win7 64-bit on VMware with Adobe PS....and soon other apps from the Adobe 30 day trial just to make sure I have enough ram, dedicated to the Win7VM.
So far so good. I have a total of 16GB on my mac, which I've heard I can upgrade to 32GB which I may do. With that and multi-core use of the i7 processor....I don't expect a hiccup of Adobe CS6 Production Suite when I buy it soon with Educational pricing on the thing and it won't ever wear out with reference to hardware or OS, which I can simulate as long as I want going forward.
Something to think about.