An article on TechHive.com titled "Adobe plans to halt boxed sales of Creative Suite software" reports that Adobe will cease physical box sales of their Creative Suite and Acrobat products. This change means Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat products will only be available via electronic download or via a Creative Cloud subscription. The article quotes an email confirmation received by TechHive.com in which an Adobe spokesperson said:
As Adobe continues to focus on delivering world-class innovation through Creative Cloud and digital fulfillment, we will be phasing out shrink-wrapped, boxed versions of Creative Suite and Acrobat products ... Electronic downloads for Creative Suite and Acrobat products will continue to be available—as they are today—from both Adobe.com, as well as reseller and retail partners. We are in the process of notifying our channel partners and customers, as plans solidify in each region.
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