Microsoft offers beta of Adobe rival
"Microsoft has released a test version of a new professional graphics tool code-named Acrylic.
Microsoft describes the software--currently available as a 77MB free download--as bringing together pixel-based painting and vector graphics features. These capabilities will put the product squarely in the market currently dominated by software maker Adobe Systems with its pixel-focused Photoshop and vector-driven Illustrator products. "
Microsoft Acrylic Technology Preview - Home: "About Acrylic
'Acrylic' is the codename for an innovative illustration, painting and graphics tool that provides exciting creative capabilities for designers working in print, web, video, and interactive media."