Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Adobe and Macromedia Both Suck|| |
| Adobe and Macromedia Both Suck (via CamWorld)|
As both Adobe and Macromedia engage in a pissing contest
and counter-law suites,
I am glad that I stopped using both companies' products. Both these companies suck, their products
also suck. I do not recommend their products to my friends, my family, or my customers.
Tips on avoiding Adobe, Macromedia
- Use Jasc Paint Shop Pro -- it is cheaper, easier, and more importantly, a simpler product than Adobe PhotoShop.
All the graphics on this site (and that is a lot of graphics) is done with this software.
- Demand/provide alternate formats to Adobe Acrobat -- Use LaTex, HTML, text or whatever. Acrobat is
a properietary, insecure (we know the Adobe goof, up don't we?) format.
- Disable Macromedia Flash -- I know this is hard because the browser will keep pestering you to download the Flash
plugin. The trick is to find a file called swflash32.ocx on your computer and simply delete it. The browse
won't ask you again, and the your eyes will thank you for it.
- Junk Macromedia Homesite -- It has no drag-drop, no Intellisense, and so slow to open a network drive. (Microsoft Visual Studio is a worthy substitute.)
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Saturday, October 20, 2001|
Last Modified: 1/29/2003
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.