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Buy Corel .... pretty please..?

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    jamie

    a long time ago i asked about this - and as with many things c9 - you dont really hear back - so -
    i thought id try it once more.. please ms - buy corel (just not WP)

    it is impressive checking out all the new designer based ms stuff - mainly expression - acrylic
    still i believe that is not enough - and that to go against apple with all their content apps - and adobe - who now has macromedia - you may need some more fire power.. enter Corel

    yes - they would need to sell off Word perfect - but ms would get Fractal painter, draw, photopaint (to go aginst photoshop/illustrator) excelent trace app, all the Kai's stuff - micrographics stuff for Powerpoint/visio and more  (plus all the clipart/fonts/photos ...*fonts for windows - clipart for office users)

    corel has a stable of millions of designers around the world...and has been active in the XML space - even hired by microsoft - for years

    this is a company you need to aquire .. please - with sugar - do so Smiley

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    Manip

    jamie wrote:
    Microsoft Draw                 -   Adobe Illustrator
    Microsoft Photopaint        -  Adobe Photoshop
    Microsoft Fractal Painter   - Adobe ?
    Microsoft Metro                 - Adobe PDF
    Microsoft Expression         - Adobe Flash
    Microsoft Visual web         - Adobe cold fusion
    Microsoft Frontpage          - Adobe Dreamweaver
    Microsoft Acrylic                - Adobe ? *acrylic is like corel xzara or what ever it used to be called

    windows fonts - comes with about 50 - corel has over 2000
    office clipart - corel has 1000's


    Seems like you've just been able to prove why Microsoft shouldn't buy Corel.

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    jamie

    ?

    the stuff in green is whats missing on the ms side... like the main 3 biggies - the standard setters - coreldraw, photopaint and fractal (vs photoshop, illustrator and ...whatever)

    * edit - im also talking about buying an installed base here as well - say what you want about corel - but remember all those graphs in pcmag (pre-internet) about "the number one pc graphics application" by 98% to 2?

    well thats corel - and we pc designers are still around
    (much to the dismay of service bureaus everywhere! Wink

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    jamie

    Microsoft Draw                 -   Adobe Illustrator
    Microsoft Photopaint        -  Adobe Photoshop
    Microsoft Fractal Painter   - Adobe ?

    Microsoft Metro                 - Adobe PDF
    Microsoft Expression         - Adobe Flash
    Microsoft Visual web         - Adobe cold fusion
    Microsoft Frontpage          - Adobe Dreamweaver
    Microsoft Acrylic                - Adobe ? *acrylic is like corel xzara or what ever it used to be called
    Microsoft Kai's Tools         - Adobe after effects
    Moviemaker4                    - adobe premier

    windows fonts - comes with about 50 - corel has over 2000
    office clipart - corel has 1000's


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    barrieo

    I thought MS bought Corel many years ago and sold it?

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    jamie

    no they invested - then sold

    they hired corel to do some xml stuff - i forget what


    ** edit

    the funny part here (to me) is that scoble is always asking/saying who he'd buy as well - but they are all new upcoming companies

    here is a chance to get in the game POW bigtime - ie - lookout adobe - but ms is going slow (not to take away anything from expression or acrylic - but i think ms forgets that old habits die hard

    thats why ms needs draw and paint to kill adobe - millions use them already Smiley

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    SlackmasterK

    I can see it now... Microsoft Bryce 6 - Assuming it hasn't been discontinued.  Originally made by Metacreations, MS has a habit of buying companies that got their products via mergers and acquisitions.

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    jamie

    Microsoft Power Goo
    Microsoft Poser
    whats the mountain app..is that bryce?

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    Cybermagell​an

    Where would you like the antitrust paperwork to go?

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    jamie

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    Where would you like the antitrust paperwork to go?


    hey i said theyd have to dump word perfect Wink

    they wont "win" without the 2 big competitors:

    illustrator vs coreldraw
    photoshop vs photopaint

    it is looking like adobe has won - as corel seems to be fading - even though they announced X3 - its just coreldraw 13

    so that would mean EVERYONE would use ADOBE for EVERYTHING... i mean - without someone to prop up corel...

    listening at all ms?

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    Cybermagell​an

    jamie wrote:
    so that would mean EVERYONE would use ADOBE for EVERYTHING... i mean - without someone to prop up corel...


    And then Microsoft launches the AntiTrust lawsuit against Adobe...and would win. Why support a battle when you can win outright?   

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    jamie

    ps - you know what else? know one will belive your in the design space till you do something like this

    like i said before - acrylic is like corel xara - i LOVE corel and even i didnt use that app

    its just over kill...   there is illustrator and coreldraw
    and photopaint and photoshop

    you keep it that way - or look to an all photoshop/illustrator/pdf/swf world

    <balmer>ARRG!</balmer>

    *cyber i didnt understand that above post....  ?

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    FXEF

    Corel just bought Jasc. Corel might just thumb their nose at MS.

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    jamie

    anyone else here ever load corel linux? wordperfect for linux?  Coreldraw for linux?


    hahahahahahahah

    ah michael copeland - where be your bravado - corel needs it

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    FXEF

    jamie wrote:
    anyone else here ever load corel linux? wordperfect for linux?  Coreldraw for linux?


    hahahahahahahah

    ah michael copeland - where be your bravado - corel needs it


    What's Linux got to do with MS buying Corel?

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    jamie

    * they used to be very pro-linux

    their distro was sold off and is now xandros
    wp for linux is still out there
    coreldraw for linux had like 1 or 2 versions then disappeared
    (crap i sound like beer!)

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    rjdohnert

    I tried em, they did make a great Linux distro although the open Source community was always pissed at em.  They didnt share enough I think was the complaint.

    jamie wrote:
    anyone else here ever load corel linux? wordperfect for linux?  Coreldraw for linux?


    hahahahahahahah

    ah michael copeland - where be your bravado - corel needs it

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    SlackmasterK

    jamie wrote:
    Microsoft Poser
    whats the mountain app..is that bryce?

    Indeed. Very spiffy; I used it to render the new graphic on my website's root [ Link ].   

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