When you are ready to purchase the most recent release of your graphic design or desktop publishing application to get the latest and greatest tools, make sure you know what you're paying for. We've taken a look at some of the most popular titles and provided a list of reviews from around the Web. Before you head off to the computer store, find out if the upgrade is worth the price or whether you might want to wait until the next version.
Adobe Illustrator CS4 (cnet.com)
While Adobe Illustrator CS4's most compelling new feature--pseudo-multipage support--can be frustrating to use, overall it makes CS4 a worthwhile upgrade for current users.
Macromedia Freehand MX (macworld.com)
Powerful new illustration tools and enhanced integration with other MX programs have earned FreeHand its MX moniker.
Microsoft Office 11.0 (cnet.com)
Microsoft has enhanced some of Office 2003's applications... but most Office enhancements benefit large-scale setups.
Microsoft Office X for Mac (cnet.com)
If you've been waiting for a good reason to purchase Mac OS X, Office X is it.
QuarkXPress 8 (macworld.com)
Major interface overhaul brings more simplicity and ease of use, but few new features.