After many years of using Ubuntu daily and following the evolution of Ubuntu from 6.04 to the amazing 12.04 LTS with great enthusiasm, the missing link in my Linux software world has always been Adobe. Software like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Premiere and InDesign are the workhorses of the media world. Yes you can find similar open-source software but any professional using these tools on a daily basis to get the job done will tell you that nothing beats the tools, speed and integration of the Adobe products.
Finally Adobe have started to provide the missing links with Adobe Open Source and the release of Adobe Brackets code editor for Ubuntu. The project is still in the early stages of development but provides a tantalizing look at the future of Linux with Adobe on board.
Above : Brackets in action. Editor window on the right editing css code and preview changes in real-time in a Google Chrome browser window.
- Brackets installation packages are available for Ubuntu / Debian, OSX and Windows on the Brackets download page.
- Brackets source code available at Abobe / Brackets on GitHub
Well in a perfect world Adobe could release an open-source version of Photoshop and Linux cluster rendering support for Premiere. We can only wait and see.