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post #31 of 131
I love how people complain so much about Microsoft doing things, yet they use Windows.
If you hate Microsoft so much, go to Apple.
post #32 of 131
I'd say they have a good reason for this and come on..they make software and are buying a software company..I don't see the negative
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Large software company buys smaller software company to expand its software portfolio. I see no problem here. Google and Apple have been doing this for a few years now.
Apple did this very same thing with Final Cut Pro and iTunes. They used to be Macromedia KeyGrip and SoundJam MP respectively.
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post #34 of 131
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The behemoth has awakened. next buyout will be Apple
Last time I checked Apples stock was worth more then 10 times MS's stock. Prolly not gonna happen.

Still ,if this is true, MS has been on one heck of a buying spree.
    
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Microsoft is a software company, it only seems normal that they would buy other software companies.
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Last time I checked Apples stock was worth more then 10 times more then MS's stock.
And its all hype. None of their products are actually FOR the user.
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post #37 of 131
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I love how people complain so much about Microsoft doing things, yet they use Windows.
If you hate Microsoft so much, go to Apple.
And what if you hate the businesses practices of both companies?

It isn't like there's any choice.

Adobe's future in Microsoft's portfolio will probably be like the Zune.
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post #38 of 131
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Originally Posted by Genjimaru View Post
Last time I checked Apples stock was worth more then 10 times MS's stock. Prolly not gonna happen.

Still ,if this is true, MS has been on one heck of a buying spree.

The value of stock means nothing without perspective.


However, Apple market cap is $300B while MS is only $200B.
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Good, maybe then Adobe will have acceptable security for once.

Their "amazing" protected mode works, but ONLY if the document is not on a network share, or the system is not in Citrix/terminal services. Otherwise the document will error out and not open. Great for home users, but a super pain for the business types.
    
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This isn't just Ballmer's decision one day to go LOL LET'S BUY ADOBE!!! It is a calculated risk that has gone through many departments. I'm sure they know what they are doing. Whether or not it is good for the rest of us, I have no idea.
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