The devil you know, versus the Adobe you don't
Written by Gordon Fecyk, 1/28/2013
When I started looking for replacements for Corel's Roxio-branded media creator suites, I had this phrase in mind. It's bad enough I had a suite of applications with no end of trouble, but I encountered a community that was downright hostile toward anyone who would dare suggest their products had bugs. "Why, there are no memory leaks in Roxio products," says one forum moderator. Bull - [censored] - [censored].
In what little time I've had between contracts to look, I haven't found a video editing suite I really liked that was also affordable within a limited budget. So I thought I would finally consider saving my money for Adobe's Premiere, or barring that, maybe Premiere Elements. I had not used a suite especially designed for 64-bit Windows before, and I had hoped Adobe would uphold its reputation for, erm, "quality software on the Macintosh," on the Windows side of things.
Boy, was I surprised.
Then I'd argue you're not doing things right (like using IE instead of Firefox with appropriate security plug-ins). -- Jim Simon, MVP, Adobe Community.
Let's see, I'm an IT professional of twenty years, a fanatical tester of bad software, and a practitioner of safer computing on Windows since 2003. And I'm not doing things right.
Now, that is a reason I can get behind, for Apple to be hostile toward Adobe these days.
While I am still afraid to look at Creator NXT, at least they took the effort to have Microsoft test it for Windows 8 compatibility. The "Windows 8 Compatible" logo proudly displays on the box and on the website. I don't see it on any of Adobe's products right now.
Maybe Corel has finally fixed the memory leaks that aren't leaking memory? I don't know. But at least Corel is making the effort. That's more than I can say for Adobe.
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