Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:32 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Well, this is interesting. The New York Times caught wind of a special and secret meeting between Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Adobe's frontman Shantanu Narayen. They claim the entire talk was dedicated to the fight against Apple, and one of the options discussed was... Microsoft acquiring Adobe.
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RE: nope
by tweakedenigma on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:42 UTC in reply to "nope"
tweakedenigma
Member since:
2006-12-27

I would have to agree. Adobe has little to offer MS right now, other then the opportunity to kill flash.

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RE[2]: nope
by Kroc on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:48 in reply to "RE: nope"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Dominance of the creative market is ‘not much’? Imagine either Microsoft, or Apple, buying Adobe and killing support for the other platform.

I wish either of them would hurry up and buy Adobe, there’s no way their software could get any worse!

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RE[3]: nope
by poundsmack on Thu 7th Oct 2010 21:53 in reply to "RE[2]: nope"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

A lot of adobes products, while admittedly unnecessarily bloated, are actually quite good. I wouldn't want EITHER MS or Apple buying them, Adobe runs the business well and their cross platform support is good. either major OS vendor buying them would surely leverage the purchase to gain an edge and likely kill off the product on the other platform, or just make it suck more and get updates less, you know the usual...

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RE[3]: nope
by shmerl on Fri 8th Oct 2010 16:33 in reply to "RE[2]: nope"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

May be you know what can compete with Adobe inDesign at present?

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