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Adobe Acquires GoLive

Adobe Systems, Inc. announced it has purchased GoLive Systems, Inc., makers of the well regarded GoLive CyberStudio Web authoring package, as well as the server-based GoLive Publishing System. According to Adobe’s press release, CyberStudio rounds out Adobe’s suite of applications commonly used to produce online content, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Adobe’s plans for its existing (and cross-platform) HTML authoring application PageMill are unclear, although PageMill is a less sophisticated application than CyberStudio. The acquisition leads to worry Adobe will handle CyberStudio as clumsily as PageMill, which was the premiere HTML authoring tool for Macintosh when Adobe purchased it from Ceneca Communications in 1995.

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