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Old April 28th, 2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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What's up with Aperture?

From Macrumors:

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/...27012057.shtml

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Old April 29th, 2006, 12:49 AM   #2
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Hmmm. I knew nothing about this product. Was it really that bad?
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Old April 29th, 2006, 07:30 AM   #3
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I've never used it myself, but it always baffled me why Apple would want to get into a market like that so late in the game. Same thing with "iWork"...

The Aperture reviews I've seen weren't really bad, just "mixed" like that article says. For example, from MacWorld:

http://www.macworld.com/2005/12/revi...ture/index.php

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Flashes of genius with room for improvement: that’s Aperture 1.0.1, Apple’s new professional digital imaging software.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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Take a look at:

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Old April 29th, 2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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Hmm. I always enjoy Cringely's thoughts, but I'm not so sure his track record is all that good. That article doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Office is so deeply entrenched in the business world that I think Apple would be wasting resources attempting to compete with it. As an AppleWorks user for many years, I finally gave up and got office for my Mac. They never really fixed all the bugs in AppleWorks and it was always missing a few features that I needed. Eventually they just completely stopped developing it. Frankly it's a little embarassing they're still selling AppleWorks... I think the last update (which was just some tweak to make it run on OSX IIRC) was back around 2002.

And Apple buying Adobe sounds really far fetched... but stranger things have happened I suppose. Personally I would put more stock in the rumors of Apple buying Disney than Adobe :-)
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Old April 30th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #6
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Well I have to agree about Apple Works, I gave it the old college try myself. But MS Word drives me nuts too . . . and I know a lot of PC users who feel the same way.

I guess Cringley's theory is that if he is out there often enough he'll have to be right at least part of the time.

Steve Jobs has said he has no interest in running Disney . . . but then he used to say that video on the iPod would not be such a great idea, so maybe that cinches it.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 07:24 AM   #7
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I guess Cringley's theory is that if he is out there often enough he'll have to be right at least part of the time.
Even a broken clock is right two times every day :-)
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