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Adobe to buy Macromedia for 3.4 billion

Discussion in 'Serious' started by monkeybone, 18 Apr 2005.

  1. monkeybone

    monkeybone What's a Dremel?

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    Hello everybody,

    More details are available by clicking on the link below.

    http://money.cnn.com/2005/04/18/technology/adobe.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

    Thanks,

    Monkeybone
     
  2. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    blimey, quite a price-tag.
     
  3. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Wow...

    That is going to be one huge monopoly :wallbash:
     
  4. Go4t

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    nooooooooo :waah:
    macromedia's next versions of their software were going to be linux compatible too :grr:
     
  5. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Yeah they're really taking over. For example I like using Adobe Photoshop, and the only program that I consider to be on a similar level is Macromedia Fireworks. So it'll all be one big company.
     
  6. kickarse

    kickarse What's a Dremel?

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    considering their software was very similar it makes sense...

    More or less better competition for the likes of Quark and Corel and others you haven't heard of..
     
  7. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    So will it drop the Macromedia brand completely? And anyone know when the next Studio series is due?

    <A88>
     
  8. XUntitled

    XUntitled What's a Dremel?

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    Thats what I'm wondering. I looked through the article but it didn't mention it. They said the deal wont be final till autumn so thats a little bit of time to finish the next release I guess... but tbh with you I just can't see Adobe axing Macromedia's whole studio package would be dumb. Flash alone is huge. They don't have anything like it. Same with Freehand and Cold Fusion. The only thing I can see them stopping development on is Fireworks. And if there putting Macromedia's CEO into a position at Adobe then I think they'll do something along those lines. Thats just my opinion though.
     
  9. Hwulex

    Hwulex Minimodder

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    heh, was just coming back to see if this had been posted yet, didn't get time earlier.

    Bit more info and the Adobe press release on dpreview.
     
  10. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    damn, I was just putting together my own offer :wallbash: :waah:
     
  11. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    Piece of string and a graphics card? :worried:
     
  12. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Well technically I don't think he owns any graphics cards, just 'borrows' them all ;)

    <A88>
     
  13. Migishu

    Migishu What's a Dremel?

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    this makes me a sad panda
     
  14. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Wow, I had no idea that Adobe were such a big company to buy out someone like Macromedia, nor did i think they were worth about $3,400,000,000. :lol:
     
  15. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    They're both massive companies who make pretty damn good software. Let's just hope their quality keeps improving.

    When I first looked at this thread I thought it was £3.4b which be a pretty damn large sum. In pounds it comes to a measly £1.8b.
     
  16. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    Seeing how as the folks at macromedia must be quite queer in order to let such stupid people use their product (ever seen those random movies made by the 7 year olds allowed to use the internet?), maybe it is the G-String series of video cards?

    /me shudders at the thought of bigz and g-string in the same phrase

    I'm off to wash my brain in rubbing spirits, anyone care to join me?
     
  17. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    Now youv'e polluted my brain, yea i will :hehe: .

    Death
     
  18. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  19. kickarse

    kickarse What's a Dremel?

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    lol...

    We need help in this dire time of hostile takeover... All I want to know is if they are finally going to kill illustrator..
     
  20. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    Really? Every time I talked with a Macromedia rep (not the phone answering guys, but developers and marketing individuals), they seemed to feel there was no market for linux products...

    But according to Adobe this will not impact the release of the next Studio MX anyway.

    I'm just wondering if Dreamweaver is going to be 'adobefied', menaning it will get twice as good and ten times as complicated.

    (sorry, but I don't have the time to learn how go-live works, it seems to take a lot of control out of the developers hands... I guess golive is for designers and dreamweaver is for developers?)

    Anyway, maybe Macromedia will release some linux apps, they will sell like hotcakes and Adobe won't be willing to loose the market (after all, they'll be out of 3.4billion for a while!). Just be sure to purchase dreamweaver for linux if it comes out, so the market is realized!
     

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