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[4]: nope
by Almafeta on Thu 7th Oct 2010 23:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: nope"
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

A lot of adobes products, while admittedly unnecessarily bloated, are actually quite good.


I'm trying to think of what you could be talking about, and can't figure it out for the life of me. If anything, it might be Photoshop, but even if you counted Photoshop as a good product, it'd still be expensive for Microsoft to buy a company of Adobe's size for just that.

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RE[5]: nope
by poundsmack on Fri 8th Oct 2010 00:39 in reply to "RE[4]: nope"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

don't forget about Adobe's patent portfolio. Flash holds A LOT of patents that MS could leverage with Silver Light. Or at least it wouldn't be at risk of patent infringment due to reinventing the wheel, so to speak.

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RE[5]: nope
by giffypop17 on Fri 8th Oct 2010 02:20 in reply to "RE[4]: nope"
giffypop17 Member since:
2009-03-09

Though it could certainly use some improvement, Lightroom 3 is actually very good, and there's only one program in it's class that's even competitive.

However, my favorite Adobe program is Acrobat Reader version 5.0. 5.0 absolutely flies on my modern systems, and can still open most PDFs.

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