Apple’s Lover – Adobe (3)
The true danger
Adobe’s core values (1) Genuine (2) Exceptional (3) Innovative (4) Involved, source. The compromise to the four core values is the real danger to Adobe.
The creative suit’s core products Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Flash. All these products are over 5-10 years old. Adobe has lost the innovation, its core value, for a quite long time.
The Adobe’s main products, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver are mainly for designers, rather than the general public use. It means the market is targeted at the specific population group. There are also quite strong competitors for the creative suit.
A: Photoshop competitors
B: Illustrator,Indesign competitors
1:raphaeljs 2: processingJS 3:sylvester 4:jsdraw2d 5: Canvas 3D JS Libary (c3dl) 6:thejit 7: InfoVis 8:prefuse 9:vtk 10:jgraph 11:JUNG 12:Paraview 13:ITK 14:MAYAvi 15: jgrapht 16:graphviz 17:gef 18:gnuplot 19:r-project 20:GIMP 21:inkscape 22:getpaint 23:gimpshop 24:blender 25:bigbuckbunny 26: anim8or 27:caligari 28: 3D software infor 29: SVGweb 30: Explorecanvas. Most all of these software are open source. Some of them have a wide community support, for example, raphaeljs, processingJS, GIMP, and Blender.
C: Dreamweaver competitors
There are wide range of competitors. For personal website, the popular blog sites, like wordpress, tumblr, posterous. For professional CMS website, CMSmatrix is a good place to get the latest CMS opensource software information.
When times evolves forward, Adobe will know that the true threats are from the open source community.