It has recently been reported that Adobe would no longer be supporting older operating systems with their new release of software. This has naturally led to a number of people wanting to know what operating systems would continue to be supported and what apps would no longer work on older operating systems.
We have dug into this a bit to find some answers for you. The good news is that it is not all doom-and-gloom for those of you who make use Adobe software. If your focus is print and design or photography, you don’t have anything to worry about at this stage. However, If you actively make use of the audio and video tools like Adobe Audition and Premiere Pro, this could affect you.
This snippet from DP Review offers some good insight:
Adobe won’t support older operating systems with its next major Creative Cloud update
If you’re not one to update your computer gear often, you might want to reconsider. Adobe has issued a notice future releases of Creative Cloud programs will no longer support older versions of MacOS and Windows operating systems.
‘As we prepare for our next major release of Creative Cloud, we wanted to share some information on updated operating system requirements,’ says Adobe. ‘To take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Creative Cloud will not support Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607, and Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). Most Creative Cloud applications receiving updates in the next major release will still support Windows 7.’
Adobe notes all past and current versions of Creative Cloud applications will continue to work on the aforementioned operating systems. Creative Cloud Desktop — the management application for all Creative Cloud apps — will continue to be supported on Windows 7 or later and MacOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and later. Additionally, Lightroom and Photoshop will continue to support Windows 7 – it’s the company’s audio and video applications like Premiere Pro that will not.
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Here is another related piece from The Digital Picture
Next Round of Creative Cloud Updates to Audio/Video Programs to Drop Support for Older Operating Systems
As we prepare for our next major release of Creative Cloud, we wanted to share some information on updated operating system requirements. To take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Creative Cloud will not support Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607, and Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan). For more detailed information about operating system requirements for the next major release of Adobe video and audio tools, see this post.
If you’re running Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607 or Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan), you can continue to run and install current and previous versions of Creative Cloud applications. However, you will not be able to install or run the next major release of Creative Cloud unless you’re on a supported version of Windows or MacOS.
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If you are still unsure about anything or have questions you need answered regarding this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.