In his Prepress Pilgrim blog, DJ Dunkerley gives Quark a pat on the back for the quick upgrade process for QuarkXPress. Here’s my favorite part:
“How long did it take to upgrade Quark? It asked for the serial number (on the box) and then the serial number of the last upgrade (found by checking the “about Quark” menu). Once those numbers were typed in, it did the installation. Then it activated itself on-line. Total time: 15 minutes.
“Contrast that with the freaking nightmare of a CS3 upgrade. Wants the serial number of the upgrade package. Wants the serial number of the last upgrade package. No wait, that’s not enough, then it wants the serial number of the upgrade before the last frickin’ upgrade.
“Then after all is said and done, it barfs on activation and I have to reformat the hard drive according to Adobe technical support. Thanks guys, I hope Quark 8 can cure cancer when it’s released and the whole franchise comes back from the dead to kick you guys in the nuts because a little competition is needed here.”
I had to chuckle.
You can read his entire post here, A Nice Thing to Say About Quark…
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.