22 juni 2013

Ook Quark gaat een 'Adobetje' doen...

Quark komt straks met versie 10, in augustus dit jaar, zoals je hier al hebt kunnen lezen.
Nu gaat Quark niet aan 'de Cloud' wat betreft licenties zoals Adobe, maar een aantal voordelen van Quark ten opzichte van Adobe gaan straks ook verloren: compatibiliteit met oudere versies en upgraden vanaf andere versies!
Hmmm... wachten dus op Quark in de Cloud denk ik ;-)
Maar, het maakt wel heeeeeel nieuwsgierig naar de nieuwe QuarkXPress versie!

Zie hieronder de mail van Quark:

I’m personally writing to you in order to inform you about an important policy change and how this will impact you.
From 1st July 2013, Quark Software will only support upgrading from one previous version of QuarkXPress to the current version.

Impact for QuarkXPress 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 users
By now you will have seen many communications around the One Price Promotion, which enables you to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 from ANY previous version. Currently you also get QuarkXPress 10 for free when you upgrade. It is almost unprecedented in the industry to provide an upgrade path from such legacy versions of a software product. We have provided this upgrade path for the last 2 upgrade cycles and this will be the last time. The promotion is coming to end on 30th June 2013. As per the above, from 1st July 2013, your licenses will no longer be eligible to be upgraded to QuarkXPress 9 or 10.

Impact for QuarkXPress 8 users 
You may have read that QuarkXPress 10 is on the way and will ship in August. Once QuarkXPress 10 is available, QuarkXPress 8 will no longer be eligible for an upgrade. That means you have a limited window of time to upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 and stay current. If you upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 now, you’ll also receive QuarkXPress 10 for free.

Support for opening legacy QuarkXPress documents and projects 
Due to the necessary modernisation that has been undertaken for QuarkXPress 10, it will only support opening documents saved in QuarkXPress 7 and above. If you want to ensure that you have a route to opening legacy QuarkXPress files on modern operating systems and a way to migrate files to version 10, you will need at least one license of QuarkXPress 9.
I would encourage you more than ever to take a serious look at making the investment in an upgrade to QuarkXPress 9. You can continue to use your current version of QuarkXPress as long as you need to while having QuarkXPress 9 on hand to access legacy files. You’ll also get the brand new QuarkXPress 10 as soon as it’s available. Learn more.
For further information, please visit our One Price Promotion page and also check out the two tables below that provide a quick guide to upgrading and supported versions of QuarkXPress.
Thank you for your continued commitment to using QuarkXPress.

Yours sincerely,
Gavin Drake
Vice President of Marketing
Quark Software Inc.

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