Last week, Adobe announced that it was cutting 600 jobs, or about eight percent of its workforce. The company cited lower than expected sales of Creative Suite 4, software that has traditionally been a huge money maker.
Starting at $999 for the Web only version, CS can cost as much as $1,799 out of the box for more advanced versions (Web premium, Design premium). Add a dash of recession and it’s no surprise that Adobe reported the layoffs. And let’s not forget that upgrading from previous versions of the program can be avoided.
Adobe’s tools are more than industry standard — CS is in many ways as vital to the business (today) as the computers that run it. But how many of us can say our copy of CS is legitimate? We’d venture a guess that many of you have at one point or another used a “stolen” version of the program. So, use the poll below to tell us how you got yours. Don’t worry, we won’t tell.