(a post by FFH Bez, from our previous Q&A forum)
“Adobe's strategy has always been to remove competition as much as possible in each category of the software toolsets they currently market.”
I'm writing an article (a very special new project we'll be sharing later on) and this assertion is begging to be made. However I don't want to put this statement in without good substantiation.
We're all familiar with Adobe's path to market domination: purchasing Aldus and Macromedia, killing off the perceived weaker product where they see overlap. But what specifically can be pointed to as supporting the above statement? Have they demonstrated any tactics where, through a restricted file type or other aggressive behavior, they were able to edge out their closest competitor in a given category?
Examples, please. This could be very useful to our cause. And, thanks in advance.