After many years of struggle Illustrator vs. Freehand , Adobe has finally crushed the Gallic stronghold of nearly 40% of illustrators who refused to stop using Freehand. With the help of Apple with the launch of its new OS X Lion operating system , they have succeeded.
As often happens in the application, its first versions containing the substance to work as a spanner , simple and functional. Then over time and they will want to sell by Army Knives you end up using 50% of the things they bring.
Adobe fought to be the first for many years, until in 2005 the company decided to buy Macromedia , distributing among others Freehand , for 3,600 million. Dead dog rabies is over, as they say, but very reluctantly it was not.
In 2006 Apple began to market its computers with Intel chips , which until then were PowerPC therefore developed programs for PPC chips did not run on Intel chips . To solve this problem, Apple integrated a system emulator called Rosetta , as the stone so famous that helped to understand the language of Egyptian hieroglyphics, allowing older applications to run on the new chip, transforming the old binary new one.
How can you expect, this change affected both Illustrator and Freehand . Adobe took into account this and pulled out a new version re-scheduled for Intel chips , with only a small detail he remembered Illustrator .
In all these years Adobe update not raised this great tool that many seniors depend professionals, although very ethically continued to sell the application, knowing that the executioner would appear sooner or later.
In my case management perfectly Illustrator and I have long since migrated throughout the design tool to tool, but although I am aware that you have to be updated, do not believe that Adobe should you have some respect for us and for example, improve your module import Illustrator files to import Freehand perfectly, thinking that all projects have archived over the last twenty years.
. FH11, Rest In Peace.