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    frizshizzle's Avatar now paranoid. BT Rep: +1
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    Adobe and Microsoft have been at odds over the latter's plan to include a new electronic document format in Vista to compete with PDF.

    Search company Google is Adobe Systems' "heat shield" against Microsoft, Adobe's chief executive said in an interview published in the current issue of the German financial weekly Euro am Sonntag.

    While most of the attention has focused on Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen's comment that legal action against Microsoft over PDF (Portable Document Format) remained on the table, Chizen also applauded Google for distracting his Redmond, Wash., rival.

    "Oh, I love Google," Chizen was quoted as saying. "Google is a big threat for Microsoft and distracts it from the rest of us. [Google] is simultaneously our heat shield and an important partner."

    Chizen also said that it would "be a shame" if Adobe didn't emulate Google's software-as-a-service model, and promised that his San Jose, Calif.-based company would make more moves in that area. Products such as PhotoShop Elements and Adobe Premier, he said, would be good candidates for delivering via the Web. "[They] address themselves to private users [and] an advertising-financed model would be possible over the Web."

    Adobe and Microsoft have been at odds over the latter's plan to include a new electronic document format in Vista to compete with PDF. In June, Microsoft caved, and said it would strip "Save As PDF" features from its Office 2007 suite, and let computer makers remove XPS (XML Paper Specification) support from Vista entirely.

    In the interview, Chizen indicated that Microsoft's move on PDF, at least, wasn't satisfactory. "Whether [PDF support] is integrated in Office or is available as a download doesn't make any difference."

    Adobe did not reply to requests for additional comment.

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    what? so Microsoft is a kind of dragon?

    Source: http://www.informationweek.com/softw...leID=195200066

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    Busyman™'s Avatar Use Logic Or STFU!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frizshizzle View Post
    what? so Microsoft is a kind of dragon?
    Apparently.

    So pissed-off competitors somehow turned into consumers being harmed.

    If I was a competitor I'd be shaking if I thought M$ was going into my market.

    Wordperfect? No, Office.

    Norton Antivirus? No, Windows Defender.

    Real Player? No, Windows Media Player.

    Netscape Navigator? No, Internet Explorer.

    I say that computer makers should be allowed to package competitors software on their computer.

    Let the consumers shake out what they want to use.
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    It's ok. We all love to see big dogs biting out each other's asses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busyman™ View Post
    Let the consumers shake out what they want to use.
    All true! I just hate that part^. They really put some loaded crap in PC's *cough* compaq *cough*
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    premiere and photoshop, free and legal!? i think i just came

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    Quote Originally Posted by GepperRankins View Post
    premiere and photoshop, free and legal!? i think i just came
    lol. posting while you crash pwnz. what i meant to say was "cool"

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