Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 09:56 UTC
In the News If you don't live in the US, this is a pretty common source of irritation: US companies charging crazy markups on products sold in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the rest of the world. The Australian government has had enough of this practice, and started an inquiry into the matter. Yesterday (or today? Timezones confuse me) Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe had to answer questions in a public hearing.
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I wish it weren't so, but I don't see how anyone could successfully take on Adobe directly, now that they have a monopoly.

It'd be like writing a clone of Microsoft Office. There are lots of Office competitors, but none can break out of a niche.

I have Photoshop CS6 and its the best Photoshop has been in ages, but Adobe barely tests their software. I have to run half of CS6 in admin mode just to get it to run. A good direct competitor could push them.

Most of the Adobe developers seem to run Macs. They do test on Windows, but this will never be as good as having your developers running on Windows everyday. That's the only way for them to get annoyed by all the bugs in the Windows version of Creative Suite applications, and put a greater priority on fixing them.

Edited 2013-03-22 18:04 UTC

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