Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th May 2010 18:35 UTC
Humor Every now and then, you come across things that make the internet worthwhile. So yeah, there's this whole genitalia length comparing competition going on between Adobe and Apple, where both companies are actually arguing, with straight faces, which of the two is more open (which to me comes across as Mario and Zelda arguing over who's less of a sell-out). Luckily, though, there's the internet to make us laugh.
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RE: What I don't understand...
by DOSguy on Fri 14th May 2010 23:10 UTC in reply to "What I don't understand..."
DOSguy
Member since:
2009-07-27

Just over a year ago Adobe bought Business Catalyst, and everything's been a downhill slide since.


I have worked for several companies that where bought at some point, and I've always experienced the same. The people who made the company a success left and suits came in and killed all processes and procedures that had been established over the years based on experience and best practice.
I'm aware that takeovers sometimes improve a company, but in most cases the buyer doesn't really know or care that it's destroying the company.

Edited 2010-05-14 23:11 UTC

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arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Exactly. Adobe is focusing on profits, not their customers. Too many companies don't realize that in the long term, focusing on customers is the best way to increase your profits.

Note: not defending Apple here. Just really irritated that Fireworks CS5 is mostly bug fixes and I'm expected to pay big bucks for something that crashes every day (and has been for the last 6 months)

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Exactly. Adobe is focusing on profits, not their customers. Too many companies don't realize that in the long term, focusing on customers is the best way to increase your profits.

Note: not defending Apple here. Just really irritated that Fireworks CS5 is mostly bug fixes and I'm expected to pay big bucks for something that crashes every day (and has been for the last 6 months)


I've got Fireworks CS4 and it wasn't until CS5 was launched that Adobe finally released an update for Fireworks CS4 which would address the crash and corruption back found when exiting the application:

http://www.adobe.com/support/fireworks/downloads_updaters.html

4/28/10 This update to Adobe® Fireworks® CS4 software fixes all known crash and data loss bugs, and in general improves stability for users running Fireworks CS4 on Mac OS X. The Snow Leopard crash on quit problem has also been fixed. We recommend that all Fireworks CS4 Mac users install this updater.


Adobe also knew that Cocoa was going to be the future platform for Mac OS X and yet they continued with Carbon. Then to compound issues further there was a lead manager who came out telling people that they should give up on Mac and move to Windows a couple of years ago. It is difficult not to walk away from looking at Adobe with the distinct impression that supporting Mac OS X is more a reluctant act rather than something they're actually passionately committed to.

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