ADOBE TO ACQUIRE MACROMEDIA

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  1. Nermal Moderator

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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Bloody Hell! :eek:

    Well spotted...

    Kiss goodbye to Freehand.
    Adobe shows its hand and is getting mega-serious. Dreamweaver, Flash etc now all Adobe products...
     
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    OMG this is huge! I just saw this and was about to post it. The ironic thing, is I was just thinking earlier today that it would be great if Adobe and Macromedia products were more closely integrated (even though I realize they already are integrated some).
     
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    Wow. This is huge. I wonder what implications this might have for the mac platform... now if only Apple would buy Adobe :D
     
  5. deanbo macrumors regular

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    Adobe & Macromedia

    This certainly is huge. Is this the end of Freehand? Also what will this mean for Flash?
     
  6. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

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    Holy hell.

    I really hope Adobe dosen't phase out Dreamweaver, Fireworks etc in favour of its own solutions GoLive and Photoshop.


    A sad day in my opinion. I love macromedia.
     
  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    Flash is safe.

    Freehand less so.

    I think we'll see integration between the 2 product lines on certain applications, whilst others get scrapped.

    Hopefully Adobe will address the inconsistant GUI implemetation that Macromedia is famed for.

    I just hope they don't kill Director.


    I can't imagine them scrapping Dreamweaver when it's such a popular app, but Fireworks.... well ImageReady does what Fireworks does, and it's already intergrated seamlessly with Photoshop so there's little point in keeping that.
     
  8. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    I completely agree-Adobe acquiring Macromedia is big news. I hope they don't kill off Freehand.
     
  9. Platform macrumors 68030

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    I hope this does not happen..... :(

    I like both the companies software and want to use them all not just GoAlive or Dreamweaver........I have the Macromedia Suite and the Adobe Suite on my PC but I don't want to give up one of them :( :mad:
     
  10. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    What the :eek: !!!11!! again :eek:

    That's a huge deal.

    No comments, I'm really surprised.
     
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    Well what will it be called

    Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Falsh :confused: :eek: :eek:
     
  12. munkle macrumors 68030

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    That was out of left field!

    A great move for Adobe I guess but I can't help but think not so much for the consumer.
     
  13. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    wow, that was completely unexpected - I nearly fell of my chair when I saw this!

    I was *really* hoping that apple would buy macromedia - i like macromedia much more than I like adobe (they're a bit more underdog/cool just like apple).

    let's hope they dont kill of DW & FW - they're great products.

    -asif
     
  14. mvc macrumors 6502a

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    Fireworks and Freehand will be dead for sure. :(

    But so will Golive
     
  15. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I will miss the green dinosaur. :eek:
     
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    Will dremwaever be safe or do you think adobe will kill it and go to golive? :confused:
     
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  18. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    LMAO. You read my mind.
     
  19. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    At first glance I thought I read: Apple to buy Macromedia, and I thought :).

    At second glance I truly read: Adobe to buy Macromedia, and I though :eek: :confused: :( :mad:

    I think Dreamweaver and Flash are here to stay....not sure about the rest.

    Just imagine....

     
  20. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't be surprised if Adobe on-sell any apps they don't want.
    I think Dreamweaver will be safe as it seems very popular.
    Freehand you can kiss goodbye.
    Fireworks will probably go, but remnants of it will prob pop up in Photoshop
    Director will prob survive for a while
    ColdFusion should be as safe as Flash
     
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    If this is really true I cannot see why they should sustain both Dreamweaver and GoLive... one of them has to go (no pun intended ;))...

    My money's on GoLive to survive... Why would Adobe kill one of their own...? (Just as Freehand will be slaughtered and Illustrator will go on...)
     
  22. Paul O'Keefe macrumors regular

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    Bad for consumers?

    Will this be bad for consumers? Basically it gets rid of competition. I'm shocked by this news. Skip Creative Suite 2 and wait for Creative Suite 3 with DreamWeaver.
     
  23. mvc macrumors 6502a

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    Macrobe?
     
  24. varmit macrumors 68000

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    I hope this is for the best, as in making the products better by murging what Macromedia had with what Adobe has. Otherwise, If I loose the programs I use now, I don't know if I could ever find something I like to use.
     

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