MacExpo: Quark, Adobe in show ding-dong

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    Peyote

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    Seems more like it was a trial, and not so much a debate! Rightfully so. Die Quark, Die.
     
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    If this trend of bad-mouthing Quark continues, Quark's little tower is going to crumble...and in dramatic fashion too...in the form of a MASSIVE switch to InDesign by creative professionals everywhere. This becomes even more likely if any (or all) of the following occur:

    1. QuarkXpress 7.0 is late.
    2. InDesign CS+1 (or whatever Adobe decides to call it) blows Xpress away.
    3. InDesign manages to beat Xpress on bang-for-the-buck (more useful features for less money).
     
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    It makes me think of the PageMaker -> XPress transition. Aldus was so arrogant and Quark wanted the business. The difference is that XPress is actually a much better product than PageMaker ever was. InDesign still doesn't have the workflow tools and many XPress users are still using Mac OS 9 (or older) due to the lack of big equipment drivers for Mac OS X.

    I hope that Quark remain so that Adobe doesn't have a stranglehold on the market. They would be ruthless.
     
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    Quark had better get their act together and make good on their promise to upgrade customer support. Boy, does Quark ever need better customer support - every Quark user I've talked to said that lousy support from Quark was one of their biggest complaints. (Mind you, I haven't surveyed that many Quark users yet - just 5 so far.)
     

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