no, this is great! with MS buying these struggling companies, they can integrate them and turn the MS brand around. Losing to Apple is unacceptable for techies. When MS makes an offer on AMD or OCZ is when we panic. This is all service and software, which is MS's domain. Nokia makes sense for WP7. but when they corner the hardware, then we're screwed.
If you think Adobe products are expensive now, just wait til MS gets their hands on it.
Adobe Photoshop: 499.99
Adobe Photoshop Expanded: 599.99
Adobe Photoshop Full: 699.99
Adobe Photoshop Professional: 799.99
Adobe Photoshop Ultimate: 899.99
Adobe Bridge Add-on for Photoshop: 99.99.
Upgrade from Previous version: 399.99
Let's not even get into the price for their Colelctions...