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Adobe has told users of its Creative Suite, which includes the company's premier products like Photoshop and Illustrator, to spend $375 to upgrade if they want patches for eight critical vulnerabilities.

Adobe will not be fixing the flaws in older editions of Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash Professional -- all components of Creative Suite -- even though it has rated the bugs as critical, and addressed the vulnerabilities in Creative Suite 6 (CS6), which launched late last month.

On Tuesday, Adobe issued security alerts for eight vulnerabilities in Photoshop 5 and earlier, and Illustrator and Flash Professional 5.5 and earlier. Of the eight bugs, one is in Flash Professional, two are in Photoshop and five in Illustrator.

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post #2 of 40
Its not just bug fixes though. There are some useful new features.
post #3 of 40
That sounds pretty shoddy Adobe..

Although they just said it's possible to upgrade to CS6 for ~$400 (Web Premium suite) That sounds pretty cheap. Going to go confirm if that is true though, if I could go from CS3 to CS6 for that cheap...

Nope nvm, its "only" $375 to jump from CS5.5 to CS6.. closer to $1000 to jump from CS3 to CS6.
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wow... just wow...
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Charging for critical security updates is absurd.
 
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hmm a few hundred dollars for a security patch seems legit. rolleyes.gif
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I mean not like their excessively overpriced products weren't reason enough for people to pirate, now paying users cant even expect to be taken care of?! Wow.
    
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and i thought locked dlc disc content was a sham
this is a new low
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I mean not like their excessively overpriced products weren't reason enough for people to pirate, now paying users cant even expect to be taken care of?! Wow.
Agreed But i have this feeling they will use that arguement against everyone. "our prices are high because of pirating" creating an endless cycle of finger pointing.
post #10 of 40
Wait, what?

Oh, this is totally a legitimate business move rolleyes.gif It would be like Windows forcing users to pay to have Service Packs installed directly after announcing there are severe security flaws.

But at the end of the day, people will pay. And the abuse will continue.
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