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By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2005-10-17 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist Adobes Creative Suite 2 Depending on how things go with Adobes acquisition of Macromedia, this traditional competitor to Studio 8 could become the future home of most of the Studio applications (

Corel Corp.s CorelDraw Graphics Suite 12 Its not the major competitor it used to be, but Corel is still an able option for image editing and illustrations (

Individual competing products Components of the suite compete with a wide array of individual products, from tools bundled with operating systems to digital asset management systems to high-end publishing platforms

Older versions of Studio suite products Like many other desktop products, Macromedias suite must compete against very capable and older versions that users are perfectly happy to stick with

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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