The Quark site is down!

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Could this mean quark xpress 6.0, for OS X only? It will be to late anyway, because everyone has switched to Adobe Indesign.
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  • Reply 1 of 21
    ok, first off why do people seem to have so much trouble putting threads in the right section? sure there are some borderline cases, but this..



    second, there is no new quark anytime soon.



    third, just out of curiosity, do you USE quark? because if you did you wouldn't be asking this question.



    sorry if i sound like an ass, but i can be a real ass sometimes



    (edited for spelling)



    [ 02-16-2003: Message edited by: blue2kdave ]</p>
  • Reply 2 of 21
    tabootaboo Posts: 128member
    Good. Maybe Apple finally sent in the ninjas. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />





    oh, and in before lock
  • Reply 3 of 21
    Site's back up. It is Quark 5.0.1. Sorry for the false alarm. Still no mac os x compatibility. Not that I use it. Man, did Jobs diss them at the expo. "There are still a couple laggard apps that haven't made the jump to mac os x, and we all know who they are" Yep. Jobs said that.
  • Reply 4 of 21
    I did a seminar with a Quark representative a few weeks ago and the rumor is that they are moving their operations to India, since labor is cheaper and productivity is higher.



    I speak with numerous clients daily who want to move to OS X but are holding out because of Quark. Further more, they are pissed that they must spend $2499 to get a dual-boot machine. (yes I know Macmall has DP 867s for $1499) I can't recommend a OS X boot-only machine when someone's main application is Quark.



    It pisses me off daily... and artists are reluctant to change to InDesign because of the learning curve.
  • Reply 5 of 21
    709709 Posts: 2,016member
    Artists? Using Quark? Fascinating.
  • Reply 6 of 21
    Yo, dis thread is kinda dead, homey-Gs. Unless we want to turn it into a Quark 6 Speculation thread, but think that has happened already.
  • Reply 7 of 21
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    os10geek...what inclined you to post about Quark in Future Hardware? Go somewhere else like QuarkInsider.com or something.



    And don't post crap. Your Intel Xeon post and a myriad others come to mind.
  • Reply 8 of 21
    hello gents...



    how´s everyone doing?
  • Reply 9 of 21
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    in before the lock yes!



    haha i agree this wasn't even close to being in the right place...quark is um...hardware right?



    maybe its because i have used quark and havn't tried to leran indesign and just sat down trying to do stuff for 10min but i like quark better...indesign isnt' bad though...least not compared to pagemaker haha
  • Reply 10 of 21
    So here's my speculation fly on the wall common place conversation at quark HQ:



    manager: so guys, when are we going to be able to release this cocoa version then?

    developer1: well you know, it's like this

    while(gravyTrain &gt; pinkSlip) {

    set deliveryDate = new Date(System.currentTimeMillis() + (1000*60*60*24*60));

    }

    manager: oh ok... fair enough
  • Reply 11 of 21
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    lungaretta , that one post singlehandedly justifies the existence of this thread. I salute you.



    ObIBL:IBL
  • Reply 12 of 21
    Sorry, Eugene and ast3r3x, but I am not seeing a "future software" section on this site, and posting speculatory tidbits on quarkinsider.com is impossible because there is no such webpage in existance. Maybe you two can find a technical loophole, but I can not. I guess Appleinsider.com should start a "Pissed at Quark for no OS X support" catagory, right? Or maybe just a future software section. Which sounds more feasable and appropriate to you?
  • Reply 13 of 21
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    [quote]Originally posted by os10geek:

    <strong>Site's back up. It is Quark 5.0.1.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    QXP 5.0.1 was released seven months ago.
  • Reply 14 of 21
    Of course, thats not what the third post of this thread says, JLL. Nope. Everyone knows that 5.0.1 is never to be confused with 5.0.1.
  • Reply 15 of 21
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    [quote]Originally posted by os10geek:

    <strong>Sorry, Eugene and ast3r3x, but I am not seeing a "future software" section on this site, and posting speculatory tidbits on quarkinsider.com is impossible because there is no such webpage in existance. Maybe you two can find a technical loophole, but I can not. I guess Appleinsider.com should start a "Pissed at Quark for no OS X support" catagory, right? Or maybe just a future software section. Which sounds more feasable and appropriate to you? </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Just for future reference Quark is software, and therefore goes in the software forum. Duh? Let me put it to you this way, people start threads about the next 10.2.x in the OSX forum, do you have some problem with that? Should there be a Future OS X Updates forum?



  • Reply 16 of 21
    Well, why don't we put our 970 fantasies in the "current hardware" section? Boy, would that get people confused... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    [ 02-16-2003: Message edited by: os10geek ]</p>
  • Reply 17 of 21
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    [quote]Originally posted by os10geek:

    <strong>Well, why don't we put our 970 fantasies in the "current hardware" section? Boy, would that get people confused... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Answer: Some of us aren't retards.
  • Reply 18 of 21
    Some of us aren't retards...that doesn't include you, Eugene, does it? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 19 of 21
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    [quote]Originally posted by os10geek:

    <strong>Some of us aren't retards...that doesn't include you, Eugene, does it? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    No, I'm God, and God is not a retard.
  • Reply 20 of 21
    Perhaps one needs to consider WHY Quark Xpress has no OSX support yet? Before everyone starts knee jerking about InDesign blah blah try to remember who exactly are MAJOR users of Quark? And I mean not College kids, not the mom and pop design firms with a handful of designers. I mean REAL industrial type firms running mega presses and large, huge print houses that have built a multi-million dollar work flow around MacOS and invested millions in Apple scripting to automate the workflow. Changing this is a major major endeavour and very costly.

    I have a client that that uses hundreds of MacOS based macs 8.6-9.22 and they have custom software only supported on MacOS. They have millions of dollars in equipment that is MacOS only and I can tell you that they have no plans to move to OSX for another two years due to the huge capital expenditure required. In fact, they may never change to OSX since the vendor of the hardware they use, Kodak, has indicated that future hardware will be only PC supported.

    So there are a lot of reasons (mostly green) why a large portion of the Quark installed base is not in any hurry to move to OSX



    Anyway flame on....
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