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Powered by a blogging system that's not as good as WordPress but still tries really hard "Powered by a blogging system that's not as good as WordPress but still tries really hard", where the "tries really hard" part links to Sixapart's Movable Type. This trollicious caption can be found on Penguin.SWF, the Adobe blog that tracks development status of the Linux flavor of Adobe’s Flash Player.

Being the biased WP user I am, I find this quite funny. I found this via xavisys.com where Movable Type's Anil Dash throws in a few politically correct comments.

Now, what is even funnier, is that this Adobe's blog is not new in this "MT sucks" thinking. At first I thought that it was a reminiscence of the recent MT vs WP "debate" initiated by Anil Dash and Matt Mullenweg, but it seems that the guys running Penguin.SWF have been MT dislikers since the beginning. The blog went live in May 2006 claming that it was "Powered (hindered?) by an embarrassingly unintuitive CMS".

The real question now is: why the hell are they using MT if they think it sucks? It seems that Adobe Blogs are all running (a fairly old version of) Movable Type and they might be stuck with it. Note that a few other bloggers left their MT platform for (of course) WordPress.

So… Not sure if this is the feeling of just one person, of a whole team, or Adobe employees' thoughts in general, but this is definitely amusing :)
(And If I were an Automattic employee, I'd definitely try to seal a deal with Adobe to help them migrate from PerlType 3.2.deprecated.old to WordPress)

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  2. Crisis says:

    Adobe preferisce WordPress…

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  4. igre says:

    I do prefers WordPress. Kinda used to it.
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  7. rwbronco says:

    been getting a ton of adobe spam on wordpress blog…unfortunately this page is not what I was looking for on Google but found it to be a good read anyway. WordPress ftw!

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    Simpatici i tipi di Adobe, che sul blog Penguin.SWF, dedicato a seguire lo stato dello sviluppo della versione GNU/Linux del player Flash omonimo, indica come piattaforma utilizzata per la gestione dei contenuti qualcosa che “non è così buono c…

  9. tvci says:

    I do prefers WordPress. Kinda used to it.
    Regards,
    tvci

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