I read a rumor today that Microsoft might be contemplating a purchase of Adobe. Scary! The first thing that came to mind was, “Oh yuck, that’s all we need is messed-up Adobe software.” But then it occurs to me that Microsoft hasn’t been all that mac-friendly over the years for obvious reasons, and if you think about it, Microsoft could really hit Apple hard by:
- Dropping native support for OSX with Creative Suite
- Bundling Windows 7 with Creative Suite
- … along with their own PC emulator
The whole idea is really disgusting, but given the fact that PC emulators actually work very well (I happen to love Parallels – it works great!) with the now native Intel hardware, this is one way for Microsoft to get Windows on a bunch more Macs.
Then again, if Apple bought Adobe, they could probably do the same to Microsoft.
I prefer an independent Adobe.