The past 24 hours at Damn Ugly have been pretty damned busy. We’ve gotten more hits from that Adobe post than just about anything I’ve written about in years! And as I continued scanning the interwebs to see what far smarter folks than me are saying about the entire mess, a came across a treasure trove of information posted by Lloyd Chambers, the Capo di tutti capi of making your Mac computer Ferarri-fast. Lloyd is also known as DIGLLOYD…the driving force behind MacPerformanceGuide.com…and he devoted a few days going over the fine print of the new Creative Cloud scheme, and he’s none too happy about any of it. He breaks down…with a whole lotta very funny & sarcastic asides…a whole mess of stuff I hadn’t even thought of, not the least of which is the particularly heinous contract Adobe expects you to sign prior to joining their Big, Happy Cloud Community. I loved the part where he said that since he actually took the time to READ the contract, when it came to the point at the end where he had to click the ‘ACCEPT’ button, the page had timed out!!! Apparently Adobe never intended ANYONE to actually read what they were gonna give away before signing the thing!
Now a warning…as with my post yesterday, reading through this requires a certain investment in time, but trust me, it’s well worth it! As a public service to all my Damn Ugly groupies, I’m linking to all of what Lloyd dropped over at MacPerformanceGuide.com regarding the cloud. Enjoy!
Adobe Clouds Software Choice (Adobe Creative Cloud Only Going Forward)
Adobe Creative Cloud: Date of Birth Mandatory, Lopsided Legal Agreement
Adobe Creative Cloud: Lopsided Legal Agreement
Adobe Creative Cloud: A Time-Wasting Chat
Adobe Creative Cloud: No Fair Warning Given for Upgrades
Adobe Creative Cloud: Why no ‘Buyout’ or Read-Only Option?
Adobe Creative Cloud: Reader Comments
Adobe Creative Cloud: The Main Point
Adobe Creative Cloud: Summary View
Adobe Creative Cloud: The “Toaster”
Adobe Creative Cloud: Activate/Deactivate and “Phone Home” License Check
And please…if you haven’t done so already, head on over to www.change.org and sign the petition to get Adobe to offer us users a choice!!!