Microsoft just bought iView !!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by firestarter, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. iGary Guest

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    That sucks. :eek:

    BIG TIME.

    I guess they want to get into the Aperture business too. :rolleyes:
     
  2. snap58 macrumors 6502

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    Big time sucks, unlikely I will be upgrading to a MS version.
     
  3. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    Microsoft iView Home Media server edition education pack v1.00..... here we come:rolleyes:
     
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    Don't forget Service Pack 632! :eek:
     
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    I wonder if they'll stick with the iView moniker? As it is now it would sound a little odd coming from MS.
     
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    I have no idea what you're talking about but your post made me laugh. What the hell is Fledermaus? :D
     
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  9. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

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    im curious does anyone in here actually use it?
     
  10. iGary Guest

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    I did before I switched to Aperture and Portfolio.
     
  11. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else getting this advertisement on the linked-page describing the acquisition?
     

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  12. Bern macrumors 68000

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    So I wonder what MS will rename it? I mean "iView" is far too Mac.
     
  13. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh!!

    I'm getting so tired of microsoft buying up all these companies! Remember Bungie? Microsoft needs to be stopped!
     
  14. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    Nope, I use Aperture and CS2.

    It was a great program, but competition's tougher now. On the consumer side, iPhoto 6 is now quick and able to handle large libraries with ease, and on the Pro side Aperture is a much better program.

    I don't think there was any potential for growth of sales on the Mac, so they made Windows version. Microsoft who need a product to compete with Google Picasa opens up the wallet, bang, instant millions. Who'd say no!
     
  15. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Ah, Bungie. Marathon was hip and cool at the time. Halo, well, halo sucks in classic microsoft tradition.

    Why MS? What the hell Phor? ;)
     
  16. snap58 macrumors 6502

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    I had it before Aperture. Now I use it on one machine (Downstairs) to download, and then down load to another ( upstairs work machine) with Aperture. I have at least two full copies of all pictures.
     
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    GREAT! Damn Damn Damn
    Been using iView for years now instead of iPhoto.
    Heres hoping iPhoto...forget it... it will always be slow bloatware:mad:
     
  18. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    Begins with 'Mo' and ends in 'ney'
     
  19. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I wasn't aware iView was feature rich enough to be an Aperture competitor.
     
  20. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    It isn't. So it is perfect for MS. If Aperture is $250, then MS can sell their inferior product for $400. Same old MS.
     
  21. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Oh, great. A decent program that will now need regular updates. :eek:
     
  22. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    lol that's a perfect way to put it
     
  23. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    So very perfect.

    Now to ruin my day, M$ needs to buy out VueScan and QuadToneRip. :eek: :eek:
     
  24. ScubaDuc macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I do. It is a pretty good program for organizing and archiving a bunch of pictures
     

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