Get Ready for Activism, Occupy Style
That will scare them for sure!
Like a flea climbing an elephant with rape on his mind.
I haven't laughed that hard in... years, actually.
PS OP, It's probably been stated a few times already (I only got to the above post and will have to clean the coffee I spewed off of the laptop screen before reading further
), but instead of going with a strategy that will probably do little if anything (other than to possibly get someone annoyed enough to add a routine to filter out posts/accounts which mention linux
), why not just send them a letter - real, physical, "snail mail" tends to work best, still, and I suppose you could search for a senior-level contact to address the letter to and use the "signature required, return receipt requested" option via USPS - stating that you would have purchased x # of Adobe products, but are unable to due to their lack of linux support and, furthermore, you will not be using any of their products (paid or free) in Microsoft/Apple OS unless/until they decide to develop for your OS. If you want to be an activist, campaign at linux forums and in person
in your community to get others to do the same. Additionally, you can work in your community to get others to actually switch to linux; your public library will probably allow you to reserve one of their rooms for this purpose for free and they'll put your "activity" on their regular calendar of events, and you can advertise both on websites like Craigslist and physically by printing up fliers (et cetera). Just remember, while it's important for reasons such as your issue to get people to start using linux, it's equally important to get them to then STOP using Microsoft's and/or Apple's OS. Otherwise, many (most?) people would just dual-boot and run the other OS whenever they wish to use an application which is only available in it. While I have nothing against people who do that (I dual-booted for a while, myself, originally), they don't really have any significance where developers are concerned because said developers are still able to "reach" them via the alternate OS. IDK how many people... Say (just picking numbers more-or-less at random) that there are 300 million people in the USA. If 200 million of them use computers, and 92% of them use a Microsoft or Apple OS, that 8% of "other" OS, while not insignificant in gross number, sort of pales in comparison to the other 1,840,000 people, lol. They probably don't care whether or not those 1.84 million folks also
use linux, because it's sort of irrelevant. Now... If we could not only increase the number of people who use *nix, but in the process drop that 1.84 million number down by half a million people or so, well... Again, I just picked those numbers out of the air.
Supporting alternative software is probably the easier thing to do when there are alternatives, but this is an imperfect solution - sooner or later one tends to find a situation where there either is no alternative, or it does not meet that user's specific needs as much as the products available for Microsoft/Apple OS do. Methinks that part of that reason is that the vast majority of developers writing for *nix OS are doing so on a voluntary basis. Supporting commercial
software development for linux (etc.) is likely to be an important step, also.