I've had a chance to talk to Adobe folks about the switch to the CC and why they dropped the perpetual license. For the most part, Adobe claims they were caught off guard by how people gravitated to the CC. While they didn't provide actual numbers, they did claim the vast majority of people who upgraded did not purchase CS6. Rather, they bought into the CC. Adobe started preparing CS7, but at a certain point they realized that the cost of preparing two versions of the same softwareone that would be updated and one that would notwas going to not be a wise use of their resources. Ergo, drop the less popular option.
If you want a perpetual license for the Adobe Suite, go out and buy CS6. Yes it's a year old, but a year from now you will still have the same suite, no more payments, it will always be on your desktop. Today at Adobe MAX, Adobe announced that the Perpetual license, that which you buy and you are done, will no longer be sold. Now, if you want the latest from Adobe, you rent it. This is a mixed bag, truly.
Monday, November 17, 2003
Every story has an ending (except for Myst, of course), and the epic Baldur's Gate saga concludes in Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the expansion pack to the best-selling role playing game (RPG) Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. MacPlay, a subsidiary of United Developers, LLC, announced today that it will bring the product to Mac OS X on November 21, 2003 under license from the Hasbro Properties Group.
933 iBook G4 reader review
ATI October video upgrade
G4 iBook vs Powerbook
Hotrodding article- iBook and iPod?
Pismo for UK
Paris iBook SE 466 MHz SE
Plus: Buggy mouse support in OS X Panther Tip / Desktop Printing More about long file names
Installed 9.2.2, lost CD drive function
Reinstalling Mac OS on Powerbook 3400c without CD-ROM drive
Operating System Upgrade Question
Good Housekeeping Gives PowerBook Thumbs-Up
Mac Night Owl: The Panther Report: Can a G3 Deliver the Goods with 10.3?
G5 Power Mac Mops The Floor With G4/1.33 GHz PowerBook
Apple Launches New iPod Site Targeting Teens
MP3.com Announcement - CNET To Launch MP3 Music Service
The Ipod Companion Available At Amazon.com
Dirk Pilat's First Impressions Of The 14" iBook G4
MacUser on the iBook G4 800MHz
Is Apple Zealotry On The Wane?
eWeek: Apple's XServe -- Ready for G5 Leap?
Windows "Expert" Disses Panther
eWeek: IBM To Release PowerPC G5-powered Blade Servers
eWeek Enterprise Apps: HP Readies Smart Paper Introduction
eWeek: Windows XP SP2 On The Way
Mac Night Owl: A Paragraph Worth of Monday Rants
PC Mag: Samsung SCH-i600 Review
Cocktail 3.1.1 General Purpose System Utility [OS 10.2 up]
GPSNavX 1.60 GPS & Charting Application [OS 10.2 up]
FaxEmailHelper 1.0 Enhances FAX Forwarding By Email In Panther [OS X 10.3 up]
BatteryStatsX 2.0b1 Battery Status Program With Dock Menu And Icon [OS X 10.1 up]
Back up user prefs 4.0.6 Backs Up/Restores Prefs, Browser, Addresses [OS 10.2 up]
NeoAlarm 2.5.2 Easy To Use Alarm Clock And Reminder Application [OS 8.6 - OS X]
Teal pp4 Entry Level Paint And Image Editing Application [OS 10.2 up]
Guiffy 5.4 File & Folder Comparison/Merging Tool
CopyPaste-X 1.6.1 beta Multiple Clipboard Editing, Archiving & Display [OS X]
Icy Juice 1.0d1 ICQ Client
MacMice The Mouse USB Scroll Mouse Announced
Canvas 9.0.2 (Build 722) Vector, Bitmap, Text Media Illustration
ATI's MOBILITY RADEON 9600 Family Now Available in 37 Leading-Edge Notebooks
SFX Machine RT 1.03 for Macintosh Real-Time Audio Effects Plug-In for Macintosh
Guitar Shed 1.5 Helpful Tools For Guitarists
VirtualLab Data Recovery 3.7.9 Helps Recover Lost Data
Treo 600 From palmOne Now Available for Cingular Wireless GSM/GPRS Customers
Intuit's QuickBooks 2004 Line Makes One Size Fits All Software for Small Businesses Obsolete
Last Friday, Feral posted a demo of the forthcoming soccer sim, Championship Manager: Season 03-04. As they put it, "It's the usual half-season's worth of elation and frustration, which should keep you going until the full version is released in early December." It's good to know that whether it's world rules football or American rules football, we all suffer through the same ups and downs.
Sunday, November 16, 2003
The best miniature golf game I ever played on the computer was Gnarly Golf on my Apple IIGS. I still occasionally play Gnarly Golf on my Apple IIGS. There was a Sierra game on there, tooI think it was called Zany Golfbut it wasn't as good. On the Mac, there was Gopher Golf (which was pretty lame) and Goofy Golf (which was pretty good). Now, we've got Crazy Golf, which immediately brings up one major point; people designing miniature golf games really have to start coming up with better titles.
Friday, November 14, 2003
It's rainin' games, Hallelujah. Burning Monkey Casino goes gold, along with Burning Monkey Indiana Jones. Burning Monkey Jedi Academy is announced, and you can play Burning Monkey WW II Online free for two Burning Monkey weeks.
Plus: 2003 O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Wrapup -- First Look at Panther About Pfinder Fuzzy text follow up: "Daring Fireball: Panther Text Rendering"
Cool Java app
MSN Messenger Launches Safari As Default Browser
Re: What's up with Applelinks?
Applelinks new site design is only half done
New web page look
"Zest" or "Zeal"
http://www.joeryan.com Joe Ryan