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Adobe at the door of Microsoft’s Office

Here’s the thing — there’s this world war going on. It’s not one with standing armies, weapons of mass destruction or even nations, one set against the other. It’s not even a war where people die, but a war whose outcome is likely to change the lives of tens of millions of people for years […]

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Adobe development cycle hits 2.0

Keen followers of this ‘blog will have read my on-going coverage of Adobe and the Adobe versus Microsoft battle. More recently, an interview with Adobe’s Russell Williams by Mary Branscombe for The Register. Those who’re interested into the software development cycle should find this interview quite interesting and very telling, too. Even the major ISV’s […]

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Adobe and Apple eye Ides of March

Imagine my surprise when I read the following headlines: “Leopard set for March” and: “Photoshop CS3 shaping up for March release” earlier today. Might there be a reason for this? It’s certainly tempting to make a connection. With regards to the former: “If web rumour mongers are to be believed, Apple is shaping up to […]

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Adobe plan p2p technology move

When all is said & done, Adobe, and formerly Macromedia are vendors of software tools. They produce software that enables creative people to do cool stuff. What they haven’t done is muscle in on the content side of things. That’s what their customers do, and isn’t ordinarily the domain of the vendor. Of all the […]

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Adobe Fireworks to make a bang

Adobe show the door to their own pre-Macromedia acquisition image editing application ImageReady to elevate Fireworks to sub Photoshop status. Well, that’s the plan, anyway. I used to use Fireworks some years back, but in the end I just gave up trying to make it work the way other proper Mac applications work. You see, […]