Edited by Joe AimonettiReports across the Web suggest that Adobe is dropping support for their popular desktop publishing software, Creative Suite 3, in the newest version of the Mac OS X, 10.6, being released Friday.
Adobe's Principal Product Manager for Photoshop, John Nack, reports on his blog that support for Adobe CS3 will be dropped in the upcoming release of Snow Leopard, citing the need to devote resources to supporting CS4 and developing the future CS5.
Backlash has already begun as Adobe's pricey software is one that supports a community with more than a few "starving artists" that are not able to upgrade as quickly as bigger companies. Adobe CS3 was released over two and a half years ago, but was available until last year's release of CS4. As a part-time designer, involved in the creative community, I could not name a single person that I know with CS4. Comments on Mr. Nack's blog post would suggest a similar feeling to many that are taking the news from Adobe as a slight to their loyal customers who pay a premium price for the Creative Suite software installations.
Is Adobe justified in not providing support for CS3 in Snow Leopard? Do you think Adobe will have to start testing CS3 due to customer complaints? Let us know what you think in the comments!