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Adobe and Microsoft having creative differences? Part 3: the lines are drawn

What with Microsoft looking to satiate their shareholders with yet more growth, they now look to unseat Adobe and take their creative crown. If this is to be the next battle ground in the computer software industry, then with the board set and the pieces in place, let battle commence. In the first installment, I […]

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Adobe and Microsoft having creative differences? Part 2: the standards

Good ideas count for nothing without commercial backing and trust. In this day & age, standards and file formats are the flags under which massed armies of developers now march. Adobe has their PDF format and Microsoft has their Metro format. With their respective standard-bearers ready, these two armies march forward to begin battle for […]

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Adobe and Microsoft having creative differences? Part 1: in the beginning

Industry behemoths Adobe and Microsoft look destined to come to blows over their creative differences in the not-too-distant future. What with Adobe inking a deal with Mozilla and Microsoft’s Expression of interest in the creative market, we have all the makings of a colourful exchange. So has Microsoft painted themselves into a corner, or is […]

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Day 18 version 1.0

What a difference a day makes. And in the computer industry, a day can be a lifetime in which acrimonious battles between arch enemies can be revived, fought over again and a victory claimed. Enter the stalwarts of the creative software market, Adobe and Macromedia. For a not-so trivial sum of $3.4 billions dollars, Adobe […]