April 30th 2010 | Jens C Brynildsen
Yesterday, Steve Jobs published a personal rant against Flash. Today, Adobe released all the new CS5 software. Steve sure has his way of timing things hasn't he?
Check out our review of Flash Professional CS5 and if you want to buy or upgrade, feel free to use this affiliate link so we get a Cent or two. That will also give you free shipping on any of the Adobe CS5 suites (offer expires May 31, 2010). The Web Premium collection is probably the most relevant bundle for Flash users as it contains Dreamweaver, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Flash Builder 4 (note: not the pro version), Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Acrobat 9 Pro, Fireworks and the ever annoying toy software Contribute. You can now also download trial versions of all the new software from adobe.com.
While Steve Jobs yet again is doing his best to ruin Adobe's big day, Adobe takes a calm approach to the FUD. After all, Steve is looking at this from his own platform - Adobe makes it possible to target many platforms - without having to learn a new language for each of them. While the Flash Platform isn't open (in that Adobe decides what features to add), Adobe sure are more open about their platform than Apple are.
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