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[5]: nope
by Neolander on Fri 8th Oct 2010 05:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: nope"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Each page you go through on this site, just keep saying to yourself $1800, $1800, $1800… http://adobegripes.tumblr.com/

Well, some years ago, I was in one of those endless PS vs GIMP argument, my point being that its feature set is good enough for most use and that its UI is much more well-thought on many points of view.

Before we started arguing about the feature set, the answer he gave to my gripes about the UI could be translated as this :
"Novice users have a natural tendency to find Adobe's UIs obscure, that's because they don't understand them. Once you're used to them, you understand how every single detail of them is well-tought, allowing efficient operation all the time"

I wonder what he would say about these ones... (myself I had some other examples at the time, which were rather design horrors than bugs)

Edited 2010-10-08 05:48 UTC

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RE[6]: nope
by Kroc on Fri 8th Oct 2010 08:52 in reply to "RE[5]: nope"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I like how in CS4, you can’t choose Updates from the help menu until you’ve opened an image first. That’s really well thought out.

I also like how on Windows 7, the updater doesn’t work at all because it doesn’t run itself as administrator, and I had to go set that option to get it to work -- *and* then how that means that you can no longer use the Updates menu to launch the updater, until you set Photoshop itself to run as administrator.

That’s really well thought out.

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RE[7]: nope
by Neolander on Fri 8th Oct 2010 12:53 in reply to "RE[6]: nope"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I like how in CS4, you can’t choose Updates from the help menu until you’ve opened an image first. That’s really well thought out.

Hum... Maybe it needs a sample image for live regression testing ? =p

I also like how on Windows 7, the updater doesn’t work at all because it doesn’t run itself as administrator, and I had to go set that option to get it to work -- *and* then how that means that you can no longer use the Updates menu to launch the updater, until you set Photoshop itself to run as administrator.

That’s really well thought out.

Well, I would be more kind with them about this one. Windows lacks a centralized update system (like Microsoft Update or most Unices updaters), so Adobe had to create their own, which was obviously as quirky as update in application software can get. It's not the same as voluntarily ditching native UI widgets instead of using, say, a cross-platform wrapper like QT.

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