Or even better, go native on Chrome OS instead:
Hows that workong for you ?
Always been curious but never really tried one of these chrome apps for day to day real world design use.
I don't need Photoshop on a Chromebook. I need CC-Support on Linux.
this is gnarly
I don't understand this...did they build the app natively for Chromebooks and all the processing is done elsewhere and the resulting image is "streamed"? Or is this like remote desktop-ing into a server running Photoshop?
If they built it natively, that would mean they built a Linux version of Photoshop, correct?
It's anyone's guess until they explain in more detail, but I think it's a great start. If the experience is on par with typical desktop performance, this will be hugely beneficial for Google. Think of all the creatives, like designers and journalists, who can now benefit from a Chromebook. Hopefully we see some more cool stuff :)
EDIT: see above :)
From the FAQ on the Photoshop Streaming Page:
How is Project Photoshop Streaming different from the standard Creative Cloud Photoshop downloaded from the Creative Cloud website?
Project Photoshop Streaming is identical to the Photoshop you’d install locally with a few notable exceptions. This build can be accessed from any Chrome browser (Windows only) or Chromebook and does not require a full download and install. In other words, this is the same build of Photoshop you’d typically download and install from Creative Cloud, however, instead of being installed on your local machine, it is running in a virtualized environment so can be accessed from any Chrome browser or Chromebook. Because this version of Photoshop is running in a virtualized environment, you open, save, export and recover files from/to your Google Drive rather than your local file share. Also this Beta version of the virtualized environment does not have support for GPU consequently GPU dependent features are not yet available (coming soon). This build also does not yet support for print.
Got excited, then disappointed.
If Chromebooks were able to run Adobe software in full, non virtual emviroments and had enough power under the hood I would really pick one up.
With Windows dropping the ball the only alternative to run Adobe software is OSX until Chromebooks get there.
Really wanted an android/chromebook setup but I need the power and Adobe suite.
very curious to see how well this runs in real life.
I believe it runs on a pretty powerful virtual machine. Having a low latency is going to be your issue here. Don't know how well painting works, but for your basic tasks this should be pretty good.