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Briefly: Adobe plans, QuickTime 7.1.1, iWeb 1.1.1

Adobe Systems is continuing to divulge details of its future software product plans in tiny bits and pieces. Meanwhile, Apple over the last week has released several minor software updates.

GoLive gets the boot

Adobe will discontinue its GoLive web authoring application prior to the release of Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 in second quarter of 2007.

The announcement was made by Robert Raiola, the company\'s Director of European Marketing at the Adobe Live Conference in London. He said GoLive will be replaced by a new version of Dreamweaver, which Adobe picked up in its acquisition of Macromedia.

The new version will reportedly be released as part of Creative Suite 3 and will feature an updated interface to integrate with other applications in Adobe\'s Creative Suite.

Meanwhile, there are conflicting reports over the fate of Macromedia\'s Freehand illustration application, which has been regarded as a competitor to Adobe\'s Illustrator for the better part of its existence.

While one Web report claims the software will also be axed in favor of Illustrator, Alexander Hopstein, Adobe\'s PR manager for central and Eastern Europe, said the application will remain a standalone product and that the company has scheduled a maintenance release of the product for later this year.

iWeb 1.1.1

On Friday Apple released iWeb 1.1.1 (88.8MB), which includes refinements to the software\'s comment and search support for blogs and podcasts published to .Mac. It also resolves a some issues related to publishing sites to .Mac.

SuperDrive Firmware Update v2.0

On Wednesday, Apple posted SuperDrive Firmware Update v2.0 (7.3MB) to its support site. The update fixes burning speeds when writing to certain recordable DVD media. It\'s compatible with PowerBook G4 (12 -inch 1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.33GHz, 1.5GHz, or 1.67GHz), PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.67GHz), iMac G5 (17-inch 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz), iMac G5 (20-inch 1.8GHz) and Mac mini G4.

QuickTime 7.1.1

Also on Wednesday, Apple released a \"highly recommended\" QuickTime 7.1.1 (49.4MB) update, which delivers numerous bug fixes, support for iLife06, and H.264 performance improvements. The update also addresses an issue with 3rd party start-up items on Intel Macs and fixes an issue exporting to Keynote presentations to iDVD.