Adobe to buy Macromedia for $3.4 billion
This could either be the best thing, or the worst thing in the world for a few reasons:
(1) Getting rid of Macromedia Freehand and just using Adobe Illustrator would be great
(2) Getting rid of Adobe GoLive and keeping Dreamweaver would be awesome.
(3) Using the web graphic tools in Fireworks and scrapping Image Ready.
To quote the article:
Adobe is best known for its PDF, or Portable Document Format, technology for presenting text files online. Macromedia’s flagship product is the Flash animation software.
My retort to this is: Adobe’s Acrobat PDF reader is best known for bringing the processor to it’s knees, and causing your browser to lockup for minutes on end. Flash is known to annoy the living shit out of most websurfers due to long load times, browser hijacking, intros, background music, and unintuitive navigation.
Should be interesting, I wonder if the renounded Photoshop filters such as the ridiculously overlame “LensFlare” will be incorporated into Flash. Yargh. My head hurts.