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    Microsoft And Adobe In Talks: Microsoft Might Buy Adobe?


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    Trying to make a phone to compete with apple that has the few worst bits of software - windows and flash / shockwave, windows has never been as reliable as a *nix type distro and we all know why everyone complains about shockwave / flash crashing half the time, I know it is used ie youtube and other sites but still needs improving a lot both on MS and Adobe sides.

    I quite like the look of HTML 5

    Anywho - just my un important £0.02 opinion

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    It'd be an interesting acquisition, but I think ultimately bad for the consumer. I think Microsoft has lost its edge by constantly trying to provide everything to everyone. They need to refocus. Maybe spin off some of their products as subsidiaries.

    If one company has to sit and make 10000 things, they're not going to produce as good a phone as a company that produces 500 things with their phone range being their main focus.

    Buying Adobe would probably make it worse for them, adding yet more load to their portfolio and making things even more of a mess.

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    If Microsoft take over adobe, and we can get stuff like Premiere and Photoshop under the school agreement that wouldn't be so bad....

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    oh dam i hope they dont buy them

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    I really hope they do buy them
    Then MS could hopefully sort out flash/silverlight and merge the two.

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    I really hope they do too... then they can add Adobe updates to WSUS rather than the terrible adobe updater!! It would be fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by siuko View Post
    I really hope they do too... then they can add Adobe updates to WSUS rather than the terrible adobe updater!! It would be fantastic!
    Now that would be a good thing! Then that would just leave Java......

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    Quote Originally Posted by siuko View Post
    I really hope they do too... then they can add Adobe updates to WSUS rather than the terrible adobe updater!! It would be fantastic!
    Must admit that would be good WSUS doing Adobe Software updates
    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I really hope they do buy them
    Then MS could hopefully sort out flash/silverlight and merge the two.
    Would that be called SilverFlash then ZH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Must admit that would be good WSUS doing Adobe Software updates

    Would that be called SilverFlash then ZH?
    Nope Flashlight

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    This takeover rumour has been fairly well squished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Nope Flashlight
    That's what the light version would be called hehe

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