hb2000

hb2000

Joined on Jan 16, 2012

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hb2000: Sounds like some really good new features; however, I'm disappointed LR4 will not run on Windows XP. With web statistics showing 35-40% of Windows users still running XP, I would think that would make a case to not abandon us XP users. Many of us XP users cannot afford to upgrade to Windows 7 just to run LR4, so I guess our only upgrade path is a competitor's product!

Yes, it's just for windows users overall, but that's a LOT of users Adobe will not be able to market new sales and upgrades to. I wouldn't think Adobe could afford to ignore that big of a percentage in the Windows market, but looks like I was wrong. Someone said that's just corporate users still on XP, but I work for a large corporation and we use Win 7, as do a lot of other corporations, so I don't buy that argument. But even if that dropped to 20%, that's still a huge market to ignore.

I understand Adobe wants to use some new video features in Win 7, but what do they think we've been doing the last several years with our DSLR videos, waiting for LR4 ? No, we're using products that support Vista, Win 7, AND XP.

But, that's the way business works - Adobe makes a business decision to not support XP any longer, I make a business decision to not support Adobe any longer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 22:29 UTC

Sounds like some really good new features; however, I'm disappointed LR4 will not run on Windows XP. With web statistics showing 35-40% of Windows users still running XP, I would think that would make a case to not abandon us XP users. Many of us XP users cannot afford to upgrade to Windows 7 just to run LR4, so I guess our only upgrade path is a competitor's product!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 19:09 UTC as 43rd comment | 12 replies
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