Recently, Adobe shortened their paid upgrade cycle to once per year (instead of their previous 18-month cycle).
Now they’ve announced that upgrades to version 6 of their Creative Suite will only be available to registered owners of the version directly preceding the upgrade. This means that if you’re still using CS4, or CS5 if there is a CS5.5 version available, you’ll need to pay full price when you upgrade to CS6. (For example, if you’re using InDesign CS5, you’ll need to either upgrade to CS 5.5 or pay full price for CS6.)
They are offering a 20% discount through Dec 31 to upgrade to the latest (CS5 or CS5.5) version of their products, so you’ll be eligible to pay them again for the upgrade in to CS6. For more info: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2011/11/adobe-creative-cloud-and-adobe-creative-suite-new-choices-for-customers.html
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.