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Quark OS X - Testing

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News.com reports that Quark is providing some more details on the upcoming QuarkXPress OS X:

Quark on Tuesday began posting details about QuarkXPress 6 on its Web site. The initial release includes information on OS X compatibility, user interface refinements and expanded "undo" options. "This is the first glimpse--we'll be announcing more information every couple of weeks," Turpin said.

No exact timeframe is quoted, but Turpin reports they are "in the home stretch".

Meanwhile, MacFixIt reports that a promotional email indicates that QuarkXPress 5.0 users will be able to upgrade to 6.0 for free

For a limited time, upgrade to QuarkXPress 5.0 and receive an upgrade to the upcoming release of QuarkXPress 6.0 at no additional charge.
 

e-coli

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yippee. a company that has procrastinated themselves into irrelevance is now playing catch-up.

yawn. :rolleyes:
 
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DreaminDirector

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too little too late....

Sorry Quark, switched to Adobe InDesign awhile ago. All Quark can do now is sit back and watch the market share continue to slide away....
 
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brossow

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Whoa! Talk about reading way too much into a statement.

Meanwhile, MacFixIt reports that a promotional email indicates that QuarkXPress 5.0 users will be able to upgrade to 6.0 for free: "For a limited time, upgrade to QuarkXPress 5.0 and receive an upgrade to the upcoming release of QuarkXPress 6.0 at no additional charge."

Quite clearly the promotion is for people upgrading NOW from a version prior to 5.0, saying that if they purchase the 5.0 upgrade now then they'll get the 6.0 upgrade for free when it is released, a common practice for most major software companies in anticipation of an upcoming major version upgrade. In absolutely no way does this even hint that existing 5.0 users will get the 6.0 upgrade for free. Sheesh....
 
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Wry Cooter

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Originally posted by brossow
Whoa! Talk about reading way too much into a statement.



Quite clearly the promotion is for people upgrading NOW from a version prior to 5.0, saying that if they purchase the 5.0 upgrade now then they'll get the 6.0 upgrade for free when it is released, a common practice for most major software companies in anticipation of an upcoming major version upgrade. In absolutely no way does this even hint that existing 5.0 users will get the 6.0 upgrade for free. Sheesh....

Nah, you just weren't reading between the lines... What existing 5.0 users, huh?

Quark knows as well as anyone that practically no one has bought XP5 yet. So what is that, 2 years without income for Quark? They want you to buy now so they can make payroll and clear inventory. They have a lot of dusty boxes.

The customers were wanting an OS X version when 5 was released, didn't need a new version with web design tweaks so quick on the heels of 4, because they used other apps for web and really didn't need to port a print project over to HTML as is. This same customer base has been waiting for an OS X version ever since, until Adobe got InDesign into shape with version 2, and started almost giving it away.
 
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Re: too little too late....

Originally posted by DreaminDirector
Sorry Quark, switched to Adobe InDesign awhile ago. All Quark can do now is sit back and watch the market share continue to slide away....

Yeah, I've heard they're down to 98% of the publishing market now... It's pathetic that such a lame company can hang onto a market just by setting the standard a decade ago & I have a feeling they've learned very little from InDesign's positive reviews. I don't expect Quark 6 to stray very far from Quark 3.3....
 
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iJon

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wow, i certainly dont care. i already talked the head of our newspaper to purchase 8 copies of InDesign for the paper.

iJon
 
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robotrenegade

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2 Years to late

I have already gotten Adobe Indesign and like it more then quark. I have been waiting for this update as long as I been waiting for a driver for my canon scanner. But that scanner went out the door awhile ago.
 
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macboy

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I use both InDesign 2.0 and Quark 4.0. I like InDesign but like a few features in Quark... maybe those features are in InDesign and I haven't found them yet... I would like to see a 30 day trial or a demo version of Quark 6 before I'd buy it... Quark 5 sucked and I'm a little nervous about jumping to Quark 6... I would love a trial copy to see how it works... InDesign has a trial so why can't quark...

I know a lot of people hate quark, but here's the fact... a lot of people still use quark. InDesign hasn't made it to every publishing dept yet. So quark, please get quark 6 out soon.
 
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Dandee

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Just wait until Adobe gets that M$ attitude. All in the context of: that company's dead is our bread. Suddenly upgrades are gonna cost money. Specifically built-in bugs with no any other reason to get people upgrading.
Maybe I'm a little pessimistic but... time will learn. I for sure gonna stick with Quark for one reason: Quark possibilities for my branche is 90% of the program and Indesign 20%. And I won't have to open 27 windows to get what I need to get productive.
It's not that I don't want to switch to ID, but my prepressers are satiesfied with Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop.
 
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Awimoway

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Has anyone seen the preview? It's a crappy carbonization of the OS 9 version. Further evidence that they just don't give a damn.

The great irony of my switch to Apple last summer, which I did because I was entering an editing and layout study program, is that I have traded in my slavery to one arrogant monopoly--MS--for another--Quark (because unlike a lot of people here, my school and employer don't give me the freedom to use InDesign--most people defer to its presence as the "standard" the way others do to Windows).
 
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dongmin

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Re: Quark OS X - Testing

Originally posted by Macrumors
The initial release includes information on OS X compatibility, user interface refinements and expanded "undo" options.

Multiple undos!!! Holy cow, that's so ... 1994!
 
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dekator

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Cocoa or Carbon ?

Will Quark 6 be Cocoa or Carbon ?

This may be decisive. If it's Cocoa, it may well justifiy the time they needed and will give them a nice edge over Adobe once Apple starts selling non-PPCs too (which *will* happen).
 
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tYNS

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Quark? what are you doing?

I don't understand this company. Who heads their marketting and project management. For one this apparent "upgrade" to 6 is 2 years past due. Unacceptable.

Now, I read on their own website. "Get full-resolution preview functionality when you register your software with Quark!" with an exclamation mark at the end? That is embarassing! Why the heck do I have to register my software use my internet bandwidth and my time to download a feature which SHOULD BE standard in the software. Not only Standard, but implemented back in Quark 3. This is ridiculos? Who thought up this hair-brain registration idea?

Buy Quark 5 now! we will give you a Quark 5 box, a cd for the Quark 5.01 upgrade (which we will abandon any future upgrades for because our only trained programming monkey is focussing on Quark 6), then we will give you a new box for Quark 6 (when it is available next year) then you can come to our website and download the rest of Quark 6's functionality... Ah don't forget 5 months down the road when enough people complain of printing errors, postscript problems and program crashes we will toss our our lead monkey programmer another banana to provide you a free upgrade, hopefully, to 6.01 then 6.02 then 6.03 then 6.04a then 6.04b then 6.1 then 6.1a then 6.11 .. What more could you ask for!

Make sure to sign up for our Beta list! We will throw in a free copy of Indesign to appease any shortcomings of our own software.
 
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iPegboy

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They might be idiots, but they still are the standard.

Journalism is a financially strapped business and I don't think many will be able to "upgrade" to InDesign very soon. Heck, the newsroom where I worked had like 4 G4's in the whole place. It's littered with old powermacs. 266 mHz.
 
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