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.
Friday, November 07, 2003
A great companion accessory to compliment the comfortable Quill
Thursday, November 06, 2003
It won't turn dialup into broadband, but it does make a difference.
Doom III and America's Army 2 are coming, but what I'm really excited about is Spin Crisis... a marble maze game.
Here, I conclude my look at the "one hit wonders" of the Mac gaming industy; developers who brought us one title, then disappeared in a shroud of mystery orÃ¢â‚¬â€?in one particularly sad caseÃ¢â‚¬â€?tragedy.
Problem with PowerBook
Font Book, PART II
Super Cal and Apple Calibrator
WallStreet and Heat
Heat sink issues
Growing up from Yahoo Mail
G5 Cluster Vaults Apple Into The Computing Elite
Wal-Mart To Launch Online Music Store
New PowerBook *Almost* Perfect - Coursey
Apple Updates Its Message To FireWire 800 Users With Update Links
Running Jaguar From One Partition And Panther On The Other
Southern California MacFair 2003 returns November 14-16
New Forums, Staff, And IPod Contest At MacShareWare.net
Mac Night Owl: Is Apple's Quality Control Going Down the Tubes?
The Omni Group Receives Mac OS X Innovators Award, Announces Special Pricing for OmniOutliner
Nova Scotians Bilked By Email Scams
Corel Painter 8.1 Digital Sketching/Painting Tool
LapCop 2.0 - Recover Your Stolen Mac
Toshiba 20GB/40GB 1.8-Inch Hard Disk drive
Panther and Oxford 922/Initio 2430 1394b chips
E-on Software Announces New Japan Partnership With e-frontier
Smith Micro Debuts FAXstf X Pro Version 10.5, Supporting Mac OS X 'Panther'
DivX for Mac 5.1 Offers Up to 100% Faster Video Decoding, Higher Quality and Improved Compression
Aqua Interface and Proven BRU Technology Combined to Deliver Reliable, Easy to Administer Mac OS X Backup
Perforce Sole Commercial SCM Chosen for Xcode Integration
OSX Drivers for the DFG/1394-1 Released
CasBaH Software releases SpamRoboCop update
File Synchronization 1.2.4 Synchronization Tool For Files & Folders
Drag'nBack 0.5 Backup & Archive Solution
FoldersSynchronizer Lite 3.4.1 Syncs & Backs Up Files, Folders, Disks
Boinx iRecordNow 1.0.1 Turns Your iSight Into A Digital Camcorder
Sogudi 0.3b Shortcuts For Safari
LaCie Update Tool 1.05 Firmware For LaCie FW800 & Big Disk Drives
PodMail 2.0.1 Sends Email To Your iPod
Downfall 2.2 Released
Ambrosia Software, Inc. has just released an update to the screen/video capture utility for Mac OS X, Snapz Pro X. The new version (v1.0.9) is a free update for registered users of Snapz Pro X.
Toast 6 Titanium1920
If you do any kind of CD burning at all, there are no solid reasons why you shouldn't have a copy of Toast 6 Titanium now. The program is nearly flawless.
Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Behind the Music: Al Schilling. His long climb to the top of Mac gaming, and the twisted, bloody souls he's left in his wake. Hi, Al!
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