Adobe & Macromedia deal in the NY Times

12 Dec 2005 - 10:19am
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Micah Alpern
2005

Adobe's Deal for Macromedia May Help It Fend Off Microsoft
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/12/technology/12adobe.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1134399972-aZOw1FTlflLoLBEce8cpoQ

This has got to be one of the least well research articles I've ever seen in
the Times.

"But the creative market has proved challenging for Microsoft. In the late
1990's, Microsoft's Front Page desktop publishing software failed to gain
any significant ground against PageMaker from Aldus, the leading product;
Aldus was eventually acquired by Adobe."

Huh? My recollection was Frontpage was out to compete with web design tools
Pagemill and Dreamweaver.

"Microsoft has released a test version of a new image-editing program called
Acrylic, which could compete with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Microsoft
has also announced plans to release a program called Expressions, for
creating slide shows and business presentations."

Strange, I thought Expression was a line of tools including: A vector based
illustration tool, an interaction design tool called Sparkle for defining
UI's in XAML, and a web design tool. Not some powerpoint add on.

http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/default.aspx

(For those who haven't seen it, the Channel 9 demo of "Sparkle is very
cool):
http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=115387

Micah

Comments

12 Dec 2005 - 11:59am
skyburn
2005

Yea...if that is an exact quote, the guy dosent know crap about the software
industry.

Comparing Front Page to PageMaker is like comparing AutoCad to Photoshop.

-Joe

On 12/12/05, Micah Alpern <malpern at gmail.com> wrote:
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