Macromedia rumor on F*

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jettavrsix, Jan 31, 2002.

  1. jettavrsix macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2002
    This was posted on the insane rumor site F*

    Big rumors abound in Macromedia land... word is the company is in dire straights and that discussions between Macromedia and Microsoft are in the works. Acquisition? Possibly... probably just Flash, DreamWeaver, and UltraDev -- and in the meanwhile, kill off MS ASP competitor (not really) ColdFusion. Who knows about FreeHand, Director, and the Java stuff... Layoffs imminent.
    When: 1/30/2002
    Company: Macromedia

    Anyone have any confirming evidence that this is true or even potentially true? Oh could this be evil attempt @ stock manipulation??

    I hope it's not true, Microsoft will DESTROY anything thats good about Macromedia and its products.
  2. rice_web macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2001
    Minot, North Dakota
    Oh, this rumor

    Yeah, I remember this rumor. I had heard it a few months back. To counter this possibility, I've heard that Apple may purchase Adobe to counter Microsoft. Apple has been saving up for some time now, and may purchase the semiconductor business of Moto along with an aquistion of Adobe.
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    I actually know someone out in San Francisco who works for Macromedia. I'll have to talk to her and find out what she knows...
  4. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    Microsoft buying Macromedia????

  5. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    I just dont know..

    I guess that would give MS some good software i supose. Just as long as the MS coders dont touch it i dont care...
  6. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    they would copy everything macromedia have and
    call them crappy names

    just like they copied java and called it C# what that **** is C#
    and just they copied aqua and made windows xp
    and their digital hub suckes ass
    apples one absolutely kills it

    2 words
    M# sucks
  7. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    RE: mac15

    C# is crap!!! Your right that it is a copy of JAVA. The deal is this. MS got busted for stealing JAVA stuff from Sun and making it their own. Visual J++ is crap and doese not use the standard JAVA classes. (Same as Visual C++) Sun sues them... MS crys... then MS comes out with C# in an attept to take out JAVA. MS coundnt use JAVA any way they wanted so... now there is C# I am a programmer and I know that no one in industry is going to be using it. Every programmer I know is against it and will not use it.
  8. theranch macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2002
    Atlantic City area
    MS + Macromedia?

    If MS does in fact buy macromedia I will have to switch from Flash to Adobe Live Motion. :D
  9. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    MS is doing that a lot

    They make copy cats of languages and softwares.

    That is a way to capture more people.

    I was in the web page bussines and I couldn't believe that the programers (data base developers) had to deal with so many languages, Java, Ja script, C, C++, ASP and some others. I know abot the java stuff, but they where using, not only the language but the softwares.

    For example Visual Basic, the software is something that ramind you the 80's and programers love it! you can do better things in Flash or Director using standar programing language in place of native language.

    Well... I got to go.
  10. krossfyter macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    secret city
    however acording to billys philosophy...

    good art is copied ...great art is stolen!

    punk ass motha...
  11. Joel macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2002
    flash mx on this site review


    i was checkin out this site and they have an review of Flash MX with a few icons and stuff. its very interesting!
  12. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2002
    New Zealand
    not too sure

    not too sure about that XP / OS X comparison.
    XP looks more like the graphics on this site not aqua.
    i don't really think they copied X, they just can't leave anything alone.
    NT4 - WIN2000 they changed the name of the 'find' function to 'search'
    - why?? because they're obsessed with change

    they didn't rename hotmail so who know we may oneday see
    Microsoft Flash 6

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