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Software Briefs: Red Flag Linux, Adobe

Software Briefs: Red Flag Linux, Adobe

English version of Red Flag Linux due soon

China’s Red Flag Linux Software is preparing to release an English-language version of its Red Flag Desktop 4.0 operating system. It would be the first non-Chinese commercial product offered by the company and should help it expand into international markets, a long-standing goal. The Chinese-language version of the desktop operating system was released in July. Red Flag’s international expansion plans received a boost last month when the company announced a pact with HP. The two have agreed to work together to market Red Flag Linux to enterprise customers, first in China and then in markets around the world. Under the terms of that agreement, HP will provide Red Flag with help in sales and marketing, technology development, training and support services.

Adobe to take Creative Suite bundles global

After a trial in Italy, Adobe Systems is planning to announce it will sell its Creative Suite collections of professional graphics software worldwide. The suites should be available in October, sources familiar with the software vendor’s plans said. Creative Suite Standard Edition includes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Premium Edition adds GoLive and Acrobat 6.0 Professional. Both bundles offer enhancements for users working in teams such as version control for documents, as well as a PDF workflow feature and training information. In Italy, the full price for Standard Edition is $US2543 and Premium Edition costs $US3052, including its Premiere video editing application. Pricing for the worldwide bundles is expected to be similar. Adobe is also expected to offer discounted upgrade pricing for current customers. Adobe officials declined to comment on this story.


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