This week both Corel and Adobe announced that they were adding support for
Macromedia Flash to some of their flagship products. Adobe will be adding
support for Flash to their popular web development tool GoLive, which means
that Adobe users should be able to easily integrate Flash animation into
their existing GoLive projects. Corel also announced that it would be
adding support for Flash to Corel LINUX and CorelDRAW 9. Corel LINUX will
be the first Linux OS to include the Macromedia Flash Player as a standard
component. With the inclusion of the Flash Player in Corel's Linux
distribution, users will automatically be able to view Flash content on the
Web without having to download a player. Corel will also develop a
CorelDRAW exporter for Flash so that users can make use of their existing
CorelDRAW work and bring it into Flash to add animation and interactivity.
With two major players in the computer graphics industry embracing Flash
technology, Macromedia must be very proud to see their baby becoming a
standard in Web interactivity.