Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle
Not trying to sound like a jerk here...but a few of you need to stop acting like you could run a corporation better than Microsoft. They know what they're doing. If they didn't, they wouldn't have the market almost completely cornered these days.
Hmm you may be putting words in people's mouth's. No where did anyone allude to running a company better than microsoft.
Many have just said in so many words, they likely wouldnot
like Microsoft to absorb Adobe.
Running a company Day to day is different from an Acquisition which may or may not be good for consumers, and from that standpoint, anyone who buys the products of either company has the right to question "If" down the road this may be advantageous or not.
My personal opinion on he subject is there are many examples of companies who have outright destroyed new acquisition lines of business, or put them out to pasture etc. and in most cases it's with monolithic huge entities just like Microsoft, who cannot get out of their own way at times.
Also there is some wiggle room to not confuse Microsoft's rise to dominance, not only on good focus, and the goal to be the defacto home / business computer O/S & Office software manufacturer, but with other factors that played a part as well.
No one doubt's they standardized this genre which was a good thing for every PC user in a sense, no one doubt's they also copied, stole, borrowed every competitors product ideas along the way and helped many of them out of business...Netscape who?
To the point, if MS bought out Adobe, they obviously would try to not just sit on their hands with this acquisition. No prophecy here, prices and services will either go up or down, or stay the same. Also I would wager some internal at MS would be butthurt and ego bruised by the outside Talent being brought onboard but that's another topic altogether not worth the ink.
If it happens, the market will react. What's the worst that can happen? Adobe preinstalled with the O/S just waiting to be activated? MS tablet with Development tools installed? meh. I hope it's all a rumor.Edited by Ghoxt - 5/17/11 at 2:14pm