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Adobe and Macromedia

My archives won’t be that complete without an article that highlights the completion of the acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe which was officially closed on the 3rd of December, 2005. One of the interesting outcome of the acquisition at this moment is the announcement that Adobe Reader to be part of the Flash Player.

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Mike Chambers have some clarification regarging the Flash Player – Adobe Reader confusion. The message is THERE IS NO PLANS TO COMBINE THE FLASH PLAYER AND ACROBAT READER WEB BROWSER PLUGINS.

  1. "Adobe Reader to be part of the Flash Player"

    That is one hell of a scary thought - most people hate Adobe Reader and it's browser plugin - it's slow and huge and evil.

    Flash Player is small and sleek and fast, I hope they don't just lump the two together and that instead some serious money and time is put into combining the two in a way that benefits everyone. Adobe have the name and the money to make Flash even more unbiquitous, but they also have a load of poor software that could kill it. I am scared, Macromedia was a friend, Adobe is a corporation.

  2. "Adobe Reader to be part of the Flash Player"

    That is one hell of a scary thought - most people hate Adobe Reader and it's browser plugin - it's slow and huge and evil.

    Flash Player is small and sleek and fast, I hope they don't just lump the two together and that instead some serious money and time is put into combining the two in a way that benefits everyone. Adobe have the name and the money to make Flash even more unbiquitous, but they also have a load of poor software that could kill it. I am scared, Macromedia was a friend, Adobe is a corporation.

  3. I'm not sure "part of" is the best way to describe it... David Mendels already replied on Aral's blog on this, and the FAQ should have better writing any moment now.

  4. I'm not sure "part of" is the best way to describe it... David Mendels already replied on Aral's blog on this, and the FAQ should have better writing any moment now.

  5. acrobat reader has always been resource-heavy and I've always remembered it being a relatively painful experience to open a PDF, especially if you compare to 'reading' a swf. If Adobe makes the Flash Player all bloated so it can read PDF's, it will be a more successful "flash-killer" than sparkle, thats for sure! I am cringing over this whole acquisition deal.

  6. acrobat reader has always been resource-heavy and I've always remembered it being a relatively painful experience to open a PDF, especially if you compare to 'reading' a swf. If Adobe makes the Flash Player all bloated so it can read PDF's, it will be a more successful "flash-killer" than sparkle, thats for sure! I am cringing over this whole acquisition deal.

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