Adobe to buy Macromedia for $3.4 billion

Macromedia+Adobe
Oh, now, I’m not happy with these news. May I call this a monopoly, the two largest webdesign software companies in just one? No, because of Micro$oft, but who really cares about Frontpage? Read about this fusion on CNET News, The Register, Internet News, PC Magazine or ZDNET.
Update: what Adobe and Macromedia say about it and the Slashdot thread about it.
Update 2: there are some people very optimistic about this fusion on O’Reilly Developer Weblogs and MAKE.

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2 Responses to Adobe to buy Macromedia for $3.4 billion

  1. Like you, I’m uneasy about this news. In my opinion the last thing the creativity tools market needs is its own Microsoft.
    Adobe’s habit of vastly overpricing its professional-grade products is another sore point for me. Not everyone can afford to pay US$1,200 for a software suite.

  2. Bibi says:

    Who can buy a Dreamweaver for that price? 🙁
    You are right, the Macromedia softwares are not cheap, but the Adobe is always more expensive. I really didn’t like the news. Oh my… let’s see what happen.

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