Originally Posted by TEKSTUD
I think you missed the boat- Steve Jobs wants to you buy anything and everything from his iTunes store plantation from now on. He's trying to kill FLASH for that very reason in that it competes with his game sales on iTunes, Blu-ray competes with his low grade HD movies at iTunes, etc , etc. There is a method to his greed- say one thing, mean another.
I am sorry but I MUST disagree:
Adobe is LAZY & GREEDY.
They offer nothin innovative and everything they do offer is badly designed, bloated, process & resource hogging crap. I have many a friend who work in the graphic design and graphic programmnig industy who state exactly the same thing. Everything they offer (except Dreamweaver & MAYBE fireworks) is buggy, bloated and disappointing. My friends state if Adobe offered a program that was Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and InDesign in one application they would be estatic, rather than having to convert, edit, convert, edit, repeat......
But Adobe has sat on it laurels and when they miss the boat they were actually led to in order to take a cruise on, and then whine because they chose to sleep in, thinking the carnival would wait for them.
As for Blu-Ray, it's a format owned and licensed by Sony, meaning more licensing cost for Apple that sure as hell would be passed on to the customer, as well as an additional mechanical faliure that I agree with Steve in wanting to eliminate. I have wanted to eliminate parasitic losses to increase portability and performance for years, so this SPECULATIVE move comes as no surprise.
Apple wants us to move to digital distribution faster? It's inevitable. Deal with it. Yes, I like being able to own my games an movies to play on my PS3 but those aren't my Mac, so I can adapt.
This is actually good news for me. I was getting ready to give my iMac to my mother and get a new one for our home. I have been attempting to plan out a network and would just get iPads and a mac mini server, except the Mac Mini is just not powerful enough to eliminate a dedicated computer. I need video processing, music editing and a potential CAD workstation, but am not to the point of graduating up to a Mac pro.
And I will NEVER go back to a PC. I will not put myself through that hell again.
P.S.: They will not replace the Intel CPU as the main processor. They know thier ARMs are not up to that task just yet. They may be in process to take on Nvidia though.....