Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Aug 2007 16:53 UTC, submitted by Franz Netell
Features, Office Adobe may launch its own office-application suite, taking it into direct competition with Microsoft. In an interview, Mike Downey, group manager for platform evangelism at Adobe, said that, although he could not reveal any plans at the moment, the possibility should not be dismissed.
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RE[2]: This is a horrible idea.
by Pseudo Cyborg on Thu 16th Aug 2007 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE: This is a horrible idea."
Pseudo Cyborg
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You're right that Illustrator does need the most help. And, yes, there have been attempts at tying the applications together. The problem, though, is that it's still very much inconsistent across the board.

Part of the problem is that each application has its own bloat. It doesn't appear to me, as an end-user, that there is even any code-sharing going on at Adobe. It's like each app team has their own version of the wheel and aren't willing to share.

It's a managerial problem as I see it. The thought of them thinking of tackling a Productivity suite is more proof of that.

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