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

17 Oct 2010   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

If Microsoft Windows was open source then almost all computers would running Windows; wait a minute most computers are running a Microsoft Windows now.


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17 Oct 2010   #12
madtownidiot

 

Hmm.. why is that?? oh wait... it's because you can't buy most computers unless you pay for windows too.
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17 Oct 2010   #13
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

If I find a proper free alternative of Adobe's Photoshop application, I will quit using Adobe.

Edit: With the arrival of HTML5, adobe has already lost their market for flash.
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17 Oct 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Hmm.. why is that?? oh wait... it's because you can't buy most computers unless you pay for windows too.
I bought my laptop with a blank HDD. Saved $200 too, I was quite pleased.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
If I find a proper free alternative of Adobe's Photoshop application, I will quit using Adobe.

Edit: With the arrival of HTML5, adobe has already lost their market for flash.
Paint.NET?

~Lordbob
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17 Oct 2010   #15
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
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
I am another who avoids Adobe at every opportunity.
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17 Oct 2010   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Hmm.. why is that?? oh wait... it's because you can't buy most computers unless you pay for windows too.
I bought my laptop with a blank HDD. Saved $200 too, I was quite pleased.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
If I find a proper free alternative of Adobe's Photoshop application, I will quit using Adobe.

Edit: With the arrival of HTML5, adobe has already lost their market for flash.
Paint.NET?

~Lordbob
Nope. Things like Paint.NET and GIMP cant beat photoshop.
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17 Oct 2010   #17
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

The Adobe Suite is the bee's knees. Its for the hardcore pro's.
I personally never liked Gimp from the get go, but Paint.Net IMO is the next best thing to Photoshop. It will do anything you want it to do, if all you want to do edit/layer/mutate photos and make them look fantastic. Its what MSPaint should be.

As for Illustrator, I'm yet to find a good alternative for the Windows platform.

Everything else in the Adobe Suite is hardcore. And if you're hardcore enough to use it, you really should be looking at the professional gear instead. (Soundbooth vs Hardware based mixing/recording gear, Premier vs hardware based video editing gear, as examples)

IF MS do go and aquire Adobe, then Windows 8 or 9 could probably see some interesting features, including a 25GB base install.
(Guestimate based on the fact the full install of Master Collection Suite is 30GB)
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17 Oct 2010   #18
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yay... Adobe Flash Player... ... Adobe Photoshop... ...
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17 Oct 2010   #19
windows7user

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wouldn't mind having Adobe Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) and Flash bundled in with Windows (replacing Microsoft Paint and Silverlight respectively).
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17 Oct 2010   #20
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windows7user View Post
I wouldn't mind having Adobe Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) and Flash bundled in with Windows (replacing Microsoft Paint and Silverlight respectively).
Then the cost of windows will be in thousands.
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