Thing that don’t need to be shared

April 10, 2009 at 8:55 PM 1 comment

Adobe produces truly wonderful products.

However, they leave terrible first impressions when you’re trying to install them, and they leave terrible last impressions as well when you’re trying to uninstall them.

I was trying to install Adobe’s Master Collection CS3, thinking to complement the Photoshop and Dreamweaver I already had on my computer.

Unfortunately, the Setup kept failing, and telling me to see the Setup Log for details, and thoughtfully forgetting to mention where I might find that Setup Log.

So I decided to uninstall Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Each time, it took about ten minutes (ridiculously long considering their file sizes). What’s extremely annoying was that these Shared Applications, Adobe Bridge and Stock Photos and more, took up 90% of the uninstall time. I believe that they have the potential to be extremely useful, but I do not use them AT ALL. Nor do most amateurs, I suspect, and so I have no idea why Adobe decided that they have to be MANDATORY with each installation.

Why I also had to uninstall it twice (once with PS, once with DW), is beyond me.

When I installed Master Collection, you might think that the Shared Apps wouldn’t take that long compared to the rest of the software.

Think again. It still took up 90% of the install time. Adobe must install it once for each program you select to install, which is redundant and a waste of time.

But nevertheless, despite this silly goof-up that Adobe has made, their software is too good to do without. Maybe they’ll have rethought that in CS4.


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  • 1. Adobe Customer Service  |  April 11, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    The setup CD should allow you to install the application of your choice.

    Unless this CD was not the original or is a copy, you should not have any problems

    Beware of the conficker virus.


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