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Windows 7: Microsoft buying Adobe would fix both companies' Apple problem


15 Oct 2010   #1

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Microsoft buying Adobe would fix both companies' Apple problem

Microsoft buying Adobe would fix both companies' Apple problem

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The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has recently been at a secret meeting with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss topics including the two companies' mutual competitor, Apple.
The Times says that the companies were investigating ways to partner in order to do battle with Apple. One option was for Microsoft to acquire Adobe, a claim that has seen Adobe's stock price surge by more than 10 percent.
Microsoft is thought to have investigated buying Adobe some years ago, but abandoned the idea with the expectation of running into new antitrust problems. With Apple and Google now such strong competitors, such a purchase may now be a viable option. Regardless of the legal difficulties, a partnership—and, indeed, a Microsoft purchase—makes sense.
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~Lordbob

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15 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Interesting.
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15 Oct 2010   #3

 

I avoid adobe products at every opportunity. Most of the system load when you run any of their software is due to Adobe's ridiculous antipiracy measures. If you also have an effective firewall and antimalware setup, Adobe software won't load unless you create exceptions for hundreds of files, & even the built in windows security doesn't like Adobe's intrusive measures. Most of the effort that went into the development of their products probably went into creating the "it doesn't work when it can't phone home" feature, which checks the license key about 5 times a minute, and therefore accounts for most of the price of the software.. an open source version of the CS5 master suite could probably run on a northwood celeron if the RAM, GPU and HDD were adequate for the task
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15 Oct 2010   #4

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Ditto

The idiot is correct in my opinon. I got rid of the Adobe reader but had to reload it because two sites I use would not present a pdf for viewing or download unless you had Adobe loaded. Sad but true.
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15 Oct 2010   #5

 

They would probably sell a lot more of their software and make a lot more money in the process if they stopped trying so hard to protect it and instead offered something that would run well on nearly any machine and gave it a reasonable price
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15 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
The idiot is correct in my opinon.
This is an awesome sentence.

Anyways, I do agree. The Anti-Piracy thing is getting ridiculous.

~Lordbob
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15 Oct 2010   #7

 

When it costs $2500 to install software that uses the same kind of coding that malicious software uses.. it's not worth it
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15 Oct 2010   #8

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Idiotic Software

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
The idiot is correct in my opinon.
This is an awesome sentence.

Anyways, I do agree. The Anti-Piracy thing is getting ridiculous.

~Lordbob
It's BLOATED, doesn't play well with a lot of OS's and hardware and severely overpriced. Maybe MS could put it on more friendly ground. But until that happens I will continue to avoid it.
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15 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
The idiot is correct in my opinon.
This is an awesome sentence.

Anyways, I do agree. The Anti-Piracy thing is getting ridiculous.

~Lordbob
It's BLOATED, doesn't play well with a lot of OS's and hardware and severely overpriced. Maybe MS could put it on more friendly ground. But until that happens I will continue to avoid it.
I doubt that they would.

~Lordbob
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15 Oct 2010   #10

 

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Maybe MS could put it on more friendly ground.
I wouldn't count on it.
Anyone care to speculate on the percentage of system resources Windows 7 and all other microsoft products wasted in processes that don't directly benefit the end user and/or delay the use of features people paid for? Don't get me wrong, I think windows 7 is by far the the best proprietary operating system ever, but if it were open source, the minimum requirements would be about the same as for 64 bit kubuntu or maybe even a little lower, as windows uses a simpler and less secure file system.
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