The Eclectic

Time moves in one direction, memory in another. – William Gibson

Thanks Adobe

Posted by David Leslie on June 4, 2006

OK, follow this for me

Apple can have print to PDF out of the box. Mac is pretty much the computer du jour in the publishing world.

Open Office can have print to PDF out of the box. OO is gaining love among those looking to get away from MS Office.

Microsoft? They put print to PDF in the Office 2007 beta and Adobe starts getting the anti-trust lawyers on retainer.

Wasn't PDF an open standard? MS yanked the feature and now you'll have to download it once Office 2007 is out. But if it's OK for Apple and OO, what makes MS different if it is an open standard? It's freaking Java all over again. It open until MS wants it, then suddenly the rules change.

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