Microsoft Not Buying Adobe

According to sources, Microsoft is definitely NOT buying Adobe, confirming this rumor as just a rumor. Which would be good news, really, as Adobe and their bug ridden, bloated PDF Reader would be a horrible match with Windows. Updates already come too fast with Windows, they shouldn’t add 2 new daily updates with Adobe. And don’t get me started on their CPU hungry, slow, 32-bit Flash.

In any case, it is not a big surprise at this point if longtime rivals like Adobe and Microsoft (MSFT)–which makes a competing video technology called Silverlight to Adobe’s Flash–talk about trying to stop the explosive growth of Apple, especially in the mobile space.

Dustin is the Head Editor of MSTechPages and has been awarded the 2011 Microsoft Community Contributor award. He is in the process of finishing up a book about Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks. Also, a free ebook for Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts is available on this site, with more printable "cheat sheets" coming soon. You can also find him in the Microsoft Community forums (also as a Community Moderator), Tech Support Guy forums, HardForum, and The Windows Club forums, among several others.
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