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post #11 of 131
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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.
Uh, no. Just... No.

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...
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So iDevices will never have Flash
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post #13 of 131
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Uh, no. Just... No.

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...
Most people that use those products don't pay for them anyway.
post #14 of 131
Lol.
Edited by Riou - 5/17/11 at 8:16am
post #15 of 131
Looks like MSFT is on a spending spree, perhaps Apple should get in on the fun before nothing is left.
post #16 of 131
MS Photoshop CS6 now w/ Ribbon

Nokia I can understand. Skype I can also understand. Roll the two into a really top notch WP7 package and you have a winner.
Only thing I can see MS actually trying to accomplish with buying out Adobe is the one thing that Jobs has been trying to do all this time and been having a hell of a time at. Kill Flash altogether.
Adobe on it's own won't just kill off Flash. But with MS at the helm, I can see that happening. Which in the long run may be a good thing for us all.
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Can MS legally integrate these services into their OS? I'm no lawyer by any means, but I seem to remember cases about MS monopolizing browsers since IE is bundled with windows. I don't know what came of it, I thought I read about it somewhere.
    
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post #18 of 131
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Most people that use those products don't pay for them anyway.
I use gimp, was actually easier to learn then cs3(coming from photoshop 7).
In the end, no way in hell I'd ever buy Photoshop now with gimp offering everything i need for free.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 5/17/11 at 8:30am
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And yet another waste of money for Ballmer to send Microsoft's stock plummeting...
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why would they do this? it's just a way of outsourcing all its capital.
    
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