July 23, 2002 9:32PM
edited January 2014
Does any one know when Quark Inc. is going to release an OSX version of this software or at least a carbon of it? Thanks. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
Reply 1 of 12
July 23, 2002 9:45PM
People have been asking that for a year.
There has been no official answer.
Reply 2 of 12
July 23, 2002 10:08PM
You think with a product as big as QuarkXpress they would have had a Carbon of it made already!! <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
Reply 3 of 12
July 23, 2002 11:59PM
** I was just joking. SO don't try to explain to me what it is, okay?
Reply 4 of 12
July 24, 2002 1:00AM
**** Quark. InDesign does the job better anyway.
Reply 5 of 12
July 24, 2002 1:40AM
There was a brief window where Quark could have converted me as I had to upgrade from the now-abandoned Pagemaker.
I figured if I had to switch programs and learn a new one, why not switch to the Industry Standard?
Both upgrades/crossgrades were about the same price. It came down to the fact that when I upgrade, I tend to stick with the program for a long time. And Quark 5 has no future on the Mac. None. Mac OS X hits my hard drive in Sept.
Quark simply missed its window of opportunity, for me and a million others. Long Live InDesign!
Reply 6 of 12
July 24, 2002 4:47AM
Problem is, Quark has some huge installations out there with newspapers, magazines etc., not to mention a lot of specialized extensions. I'm afraid many customers will move to Wintels instead, if Quark doesn't deliver an OS X version soon
Reply 7 of 12
July 24, 2002 12:31PM
[quote]Originally posted by Pixelpusher:
<strong>Problem is, Quark has some huge installations out there with newspapers, magazines etc., not to mention a lot of specialized extensions. I'm afraid many customers will move to Wintels instead, if Quark doesn't deliver an OS X version soon
Well. If they are moving to Windows all those Xpress Xtensions will not work and they will have to buy the windows version.
So the cost is pretty much the same...or even higher
Reply 8 of 12
July 24, 2002 1:42PM
Oops...good point, Leonis <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
Reply 9 of 12
July 24, 2002 2:07PM
Rumors are indicating the Carbonized Quark beta is soon to be released to certain large prepress and publishing industry clients.
How soon is soon, I don't know.
How crude this beta is, I don't know.
Whether the beta will be released to the public like the QX5 beta, I don't know.
Guess we'll see.
[ 07-24-2002: Message edited by: Hobbes ]</p>
Reply 10 of 12
the pie man
July 25, 2002 10:04PM
I could be completely wrong here, which wouldn't be surprising, but I seem to remember some honcho of Quark saying at Quark 5 launch that they weren't supporting X natively until the next VERSION.
In Quark terms that would be 3+ years - but I would assume Quark can read the writing on the wall much better than that...
What did Quark do for all those years? Thats my question....
Reply 11 of 12
July 25, 2002 10:12PM
What did they do for all those years?
The built in XML publishingft and other web doodads....
Reply 12 of 12
July 25, 2002 11:09PM
[sarcasm] yay web doodads. [/sarcasm]