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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
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.
Of course there is.
Now Google's Chromebook, which is neither Microsoft nor Apple. ChromeOS.
http://www.google.com/chromebook/#

Oh & don't forget Linux distros.

There is choice, you've just got to look.
post #42 of 131
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The behemoth has awakened. next buyout will be Apple
Correction, the behemoth just recently came out from under the DOJ's previous anti-trust judgement.
    
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Of course there is.
Now Google's Chromebook, which is neither Microsoft nor Apple. ChromeOS.
http://www.google.com/chromebook/#

Oh & don't forget Linux distros.

There is choice, you've just got to look.
And if you have software/hardware that only runs on Windows? Because I do, as do many if not most businesses. Try running Steam on a ChromeOS machine.

(You're preaching to an Arch user FYI)
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post #44 of 131
I'm actually really hopeful about this.

Hopefully this means getting some of the Creative Suite tools more readily (and legally) available to the masses.

Microsoft Paint and Movie Maker replaced with lite versions of Photoshop and Premiere would be amazing
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post #45 of 131
****, Microsoft are buying everything!! Wth.. giant company..
It is getting boring now Skype..now Adobe?!
Oh..
    
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post #46 of 131
Nothing new.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_by_Microsoft

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Originally Posted by Eduardv View Post
The behemoth has awakened. next buyout will be Apple
They're both on the same playing field at the moment. Neither can buy out the other.

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
The value of stock means nothing without perspective.


However, Apple market cap is $300B while MS is only $200B.
Yes, a true point that I was about to raise. However, I'd like to add that Apple is in a much better position to initiate a public offering to raise capital because their stock price is extremely high and they have so few shares compared to M$. Of course that would be pointless since Apple is already sitting on a boatload of cash; more than Microsoft actually. And we can't forget Apple's unmatchable brand equity. Overall Apple's valuation is higher than Microsoft's today.
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post #47 of 131
Paint = Photoshop

do want
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post #48 of 131
Oh god no, please. Instead of buying companies, why doesnt microsoft buy each one of us here a better PC? it'll make a part of the world happy. =D
   
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Microsoft is buying everyone? First, skype and now adobe. They are up to something here.
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post #50 of 131
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Paint = Photoshop

do want
I don't think there's any way on Earth that would happen. Makes no business sense. After all Adobe can charge exorbitant sums for CS, so why shouldn't Microsoft?
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