Re: POL/SCI/EVO/SPACE potpourri

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 18:28:15 MDT

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> Boycott ADOBE for assisting in the jailing of security
> expert Dmitry Sklyarov:
> Background:
> (interesting how you the net can completely dis' a company in 48
> hours, though it doesn't seem to have trashed the stock price (yet?))
> [In case it isn't obvious to people on the list the reasons
> you should be interested in this are:
> (a) the DMCA is a fundamentally flawed (freedom restricting) law
> (b) Dmitry has been imprisoned for exercising "freedom of speech"
> rights.
> (c) ADOBE sold *really* poor ("closed source") software and
> deserves to get its clock cleaned.

I recommend that anyone with an Adobe publishing product change to its
equivalent Corel product.

Ventura is far better than both Page Maker, Frame Maker AND InDesign
combined, Draw is as good as or better than Illustrator, and PhotoPaint
can do anything PhotoShop can do. All Corel products come with features
that you can only get with an Adobe product if you buy expensive
plug-ins. Many of these products can already be obtained for use on
Linux (did I mention that Corel has its own flavor of Linux too? CLOS)
as Word Perfect can, and all are slated to be Linux compatible by
sometime next year.

I predict that if Adobe gets clobbered, that Corel will win as a result
(and Corel is trading at just a few bucks a share at the moment).

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