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In a Shared Device situation like academic institutions or cowork cubicle farms, you have lots of devices that you must provision for use by ANY of thousands of users belonging to your organization. Those users can belong to different roles; some roles need licensing of content-production software like Adobe CC, some roles only need to view or READ content with software like Acrobat READer.
When Adobe makes shared device use a deployment hassle, they are essentially forcing us to pay full Creative Cloud license fees for thousands of users who'll never need it. This simply creates incentive for large organizations to seek 3rd-party solutions.
If Adobe's business intent is to kill Acrobat Reader, this is the way to do it. If Adobe thinks that means we will start paying for thousands of licenses that will never get used, no we won't. We all know eventually virtual machines and per-user streamed desktops will resolve this issue. But for now, millions of people at large companies, government agencies, and educational institutions, are still using desktop PCs. Is Adobe *sure* they want to give millions of Enterprise users an incentive to seek alternative software?