Originally Posted by z3r0
Shutdown adobe? Thats crazy talk. They have a lot of great products and essentially own the creative market. They just need the right leadership. Apple can provide that.
Yeah, the employees from Nothing Real will tell you how good their leadership on professional creative products is.
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Flash is discontinued. Premier Pro is discontinued, some features wrapped into Final Cut. After Effects is discontinued, some features wrapped into Motion. Fireworks is discontinued. Dreamweaver and Contribute are what, rebuilt into something useful? Photoshop and Illustrator are redone from the ground up. Audition is discontinued, some features wrapped into Logic. Encore, DVD Studio Pro, and WaveBurner are merged if not just discontinued entirely. Bridge is thrown out. InDesign is discontinued, but its soul is transferred into iBooks Author, Pages, Keynote, and the rest of the Apple applications that can be used for layout.
And PDF becomes ADF.
Adobe wouldn't sell and let that happen. You can take away everything from a true creative and they will stay true to their passion. They make software based on what creative professionals tell them, not based on what average joe tells them is too difficult.
Average Joe: Making DVDs is too difficult
Apple: Here's iDVD's Magic DVD button
Adobe: Here's the Encore user manual
Average Joe: How do I fit 3 hours of video onto a single DVD?
Apple: Ah, we didn't think you'd need an adjustable bitrate option, Average Joe.
Adobe: Change the bitrate option, we knew you'd need it eventually.
Software from different developers doesn't just fit into other products either. You can't take millions of lines of code from CS 5 and trivially refactor it for consumers. Also, as soon as they dropped the Windows versions, the entire industry would run screaming back to Quark. After Effects users would jump to ... well someone else would probably have to build an alternative as Nuke, Toxic etc aren't quite the same.
PDF wouldn't change as it's an open standard.