Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


The writing is in the Cloud.

  1. #31


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I'm not sure what to make of this, but if Office Web Apps become available to Android, then could it mean the eventual 'webification' of all Office programs?

    Microsoft Office Web Apps to receive real-time collaboration, Android support

    I use OneNote for iOS all the time, but it connects to my Office 2010, which I'll never update unless forced to.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #32


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Here's a pretty good rundown on what the Adobe move means: What Photoshop’s Move To The Cloud Actually Means For You | Lifehacker Australia. The interesting thing is that no matter what you do, you have to sign up for at least one year's subscription for CS, which can mean $600 whether you like it or not. Only single apps allow monthly subscriptions.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #33


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    So let see if I have this straight: If any software company decides to change the way they put out their product (software) so that it becomes a pay as you go; then they are just ribbing off the public so they can make a better profit. These companies are nothing more than big meanies who are causing you to not have the ability to download their latest product for free off of some torrent site.

    There seems to be the thought that if someone is just Joe/Jean user that he/she should be able to use this product (because it is truly important to their every day life) without the need to pay. Come on you big mean companies why should anyone have to pay more than a dime (Lucy) for a well thought out and very thorough piece of software.

    Just why. . .

    Oh, one other thought; does the average computer (the home user) really need Photoshop CS6 when there are some very nice free photo finishing programs available that will do just fine for (again) the average user.
    Agree with, and like the sarcasm.

    That said, you do raise a good point about those truly needing PS for their needs. However, from what little features of Photoshop CS 6 I do use, along with Lightroom 4, I just couldn't be without them.

    But yeah, those not needing to power of Photoshop, there are other programs out there... I just don't know what they are cause I don't use them

    Anyway they're just as up in arms about this over at DP Review as we are here about Windows 8.

    - Adobe Creative Suites going all Cloud, no more licences: Nikon FX SLR (D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    - Now that Adobe is SCR3W1NG their customers....Will Nikon: Nikon FX SLR (D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    - Adobe Goes All-In on Subscription Pricing Model.: Retouching Forum: Digital Photography Review

    Someone even started a petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/adob...del#supporters

    Sheesh.... a software company makes a major change, and... oh my god, the world is coming to an end

    BTW, where's that petition for the Windows 8 Start button to be brought back???
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #34


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    BTW, where's that petition for the Windows 8 Start button to be brought back???
    There isn't a need for one, as IT sites reach far wider than DPReview and the criticism has been voiced in no uncertain terms, so much so, that even Microsoft can't ignore it anymore.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #35


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    BTW, where's that petition for the Windows 8 Start button to be brought back???
    There isn't a need for one, as IT sites reach far wider than DPReview and the criticism has been voiced in no uncertain terms, so much so, that even Microsoft can't ignore it anymore.
    I think a lot of IT sites (cough cough this) are also noticing Adobe's move as well

    That said, my remark about the Win 8 petition was meant to be sarcasm
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    BTW, where's that petition for the Windows 8 Start button to be brought back???
    There isn't a need for one, as IT sites reach far wider than DPReview and the criticism has been voiced in no uncertain terms, so much so, that even Microsoft can't ignore it anymore.
    All indications that M$ is giving is that they will ignore users.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #37


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is the menu that users want.

    Not just a button.

    MS look as if they are playing selective hearing.

    We won't know for sure till we see it of course
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #38


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    So let see if I have this straight: If any software company decides to change the way they put out their product (software) so that it becomes a pay as you go; then they are just ribbing off the public so they can make a better profit. These companies are nothing more than big meanies who are causing you to not have the ability to download their latest product for free off of some torrent site.

    There seems to be the thought that if someone is just Joe/Jean user that he/she should be able to use this product (because it is truly important to their every day life) without the need to pay. Come on you big mean companies why should anyone have to pay more than a dime (Lucy) for a well thought out and very thorough piece of software.

    Just why. . .

    Oh, one other thought; does the average computer (the home user) really need Photoshop CS6 when there are some very nice free photo finishing programs available that will do just fine for (again) the average user.
    Agree with, and like the sarcasm.

    That said, you do raise a good point about those truly needing PS for their needs. However, from what little features of Photoshop CS 6 I do use, along with Lightroom 4, I just couldn't be without them.

    But yeah, those not needing to power of Photoshop, there are other programs out there... I just don't know what they are cause I don't use them

    Anyway they're just as up in arms about this over at DP Review as we are here about Windows 8.

    - Adobe Creative Suites going all Cloud, no more licences: Nikon FX SLR (D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    - Now that Adobe is SCR3W1NG their customers....Will Nikon: Nikon FX SLR (D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

    - Adobe Goes All-In on Subscription Pricing Model.: Retouching Forum: Digital Photography Review

    Someone even started a petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/adob...del#supporters

    Sheesh.... a software company makes a major change, and... oh my god, the world is coming to an end

    BTW, where's that petition for the Windows 8 Start button to be brought back???
    Hi there
    CS6 will work for YEARS -- also if you don't use all the CS6 features CS2 is available FREE on the adobe site as "Abandonware" - but grab it while you can. I only upgraded to CS6 because I use the extended version with 3-D support.

    If you use CS2 --99% of CS2 is more than enough for non Pros (and even for a lot of pros too) then you can convert RAW files for unsupported newer cameras by simply using the CAMERAS own software to convert the RAW file to TIFF etc --then carry on working in photoshop.

    It will be a long time --if ever before I pay Adobe a subscription to use Photoshop.

    Link for CS2 software - includes PUBLISHED serial numbers --100% legit on Adobes OWN SITE

    Adobe - CS2 Downloads

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #39


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

    Hi there
    CS6 will work for YEARS -- also if you don't use all the CS6 features CS2 is available FREE on the adobe site as "Abandonware" - but grab it while you can. I only upgraded to CS6 because I use the extended version with 3-D support.

    If you use CS2 --99% of CS2 is more than enough for non Pros (and even for a lot of pros too) then you can convert RAW files for unsupported newer cameras by simply using the CAMERAS own software to convert the RAW file to TIFF etc --then carry on working in photoshop.

    It will be a long time --if ever before I pay Adobe a subscription to use Photoshop.

    Link for CS2 software - includes PUBLISHED serial numbers --100% legit on Adobes OWN SITE

    Adobe - CS2 Downloads

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Getting off track for a minute, but...

    One of the things that make people upgrade their Adobe products is the new versions of ACR (Adobe Camera Raw). If you have a new DSLR (Digital SLR) and shoot RAW, the older versions of Adobe & Lightroom may not support the camera's new RAW files - For Nikon those are .NEF, for Canon they are CR2.

    Example, I have a Nikon D800E, and though CS5's ACR can read the NEF files from the camera, it is version 6.7, contrast that to CS6's ACR which latest version is 7.4 - upgraded features, better interface.

    CS5 - Adobe issues ACR 6.7 - final version of Camera Raw for CS5: Digital Photography Review

    Lightroom & CS6 - Adobe releases Lightroom 4.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.4: Digital Photography Review

    So, you buy a new DSLR today, but your old version of Adobe is CS2, or Lightroom 2... guess what? They aren't going to support the Camera's new RAW format. So, you either have to upgrade, use the default (often inferior) software, or find something else.

    This of course is for those of us who shoot RAW exclusively, which is the best way to shoot (DLSR) as the file can be manipulated much more easily without losing or destroying data. It is considered the "master" negative.

    Anyway I thought I'd drop that bit of tid-bit in.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #40


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It is the menu that users want.

    Not just a button.

    MS look as if they are playing selective hearing.

    We won't know for sure till we see it of course
    What part of saying over and over again and Microsoft saying over and over again, THE START MENU IS NOT COMING BACK.

    Deal with it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
The writing is in the Cloud.
Related Threads
File History not writing to NAS each hour in Performance & Maintenance
Hiya, OK, so I have File History setup just fine and dandy to write directories to my NAS as a backup. I've often struggled to get the hourly run to kick in and its immensely frustrating. Sometimes it has worked - but mostly not at all. 29513 29515 The mapping to the NAS is correct and...
Hi, I have installed Window 8 and then Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 in my laptop (Samsung). When I do the typing (whatever writing on email, Word, Excel or Powerpoint), the cursor move up or down randomly. Sometimes, the words will automatically be changed to capital letter. It is so...
Solved letter writing in General Support
does windows 8 have a program form letter writing that can be saved and printed? When objects are saved where are they stored? thanks
Solved Writing to a DVD in General Support
I was attempting to copy some files to my DVD. I selected them and chose "Send to" and selected my DVD drive. I now got a window saying, "Files ready to be written to the DVD". (1) How do I get it to write the files. (2) If I wanted to cancel the operation how do I do that? I must be...
Hi all Here's a little warning of what could happen if you start becoming too reliant on using "The Cloud". Twitter was forced to turn over a huge amount of its data to the FBI -- didn't matter if you were resident of a country not subject to the USA's internal policy or legislation. Maybe...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook