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Adobe is clueless sometimes.

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    blowdart

    So I went off to update flash because of the new security exploit.

    And as I was in firefox it downloaded a wrapped MSI.

    Which doesn't update the ActiveX plugin for IE.

    Nice. Very nice guys.

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    Ray6

    blowdart wrote:
    So I went off to update flash because of the new security exploit.

    And as I was in firefox it downloaded a wrapped MSI.

    Which doesn't update the ActiveX plugin for IE.

    Nice. Very nice guys.


    If you want 'clueless', take a look at their prices.

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    alwaysmc2

    Ray6 wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    So I went off to update flash because of the new security exploit.

    And as I was in firefox it downloaded a wrapped MSI.

    Which doesn't update the ActiveX plugin for IE.

    Nice. Very nice guys.


    If you want 'clueless', take a look at their prices.


    Are you crazy?!  I, for one, don't want my eyes burned out of their sockets.

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    Randolpho

    Ray6 wrote:
    If you want 'clueless', take a look at their prices.


    Not just their prices.

    Whenever I try to decide what the worst piece of crapware on the planet is, I am hard-pressed to decide between Acrobat Reader and Quicktime for Windows.

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    codan

    My general rule of thumb is that if a given product includes the choice to install a third party browser toolbar, said product is a piece of crap.

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    esoteric

    I'll agree that Adobe Reader can be a somewhat cluttered. But it's extremely succesful.

    Aside from that, I've never seen any application that can compete with their flagship products Photoshop and Illustrator, amongst others.

    In my oppinion they do create superb software. Of course I don't like high prices (not with Adobe, not with Microsoft, not with anyone), but I'm lovin their software. It's just quality. Period.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    One thing I can credit Adobe with, though, is their academic pricing...  actually (almost) brings their prices down to sane levels.

    As for Adobe Reader, it's been slow and bloated for the last several versions (it used to be a little better, back in the Version 3 range or so).  I need to track down Foxit again...

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    codan

    The only issue I have with FoxIt is that for websites that look for a specific version of Adobe Reader the site has issues because FoxIt reports its true version and not the version of Reader it's compatible with.

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    Harlequin

    I lost a lot of faith in Adobe when they put out "zero" patches for PhotoShop/Illustrator CS1. Had to wait over a year for CS2, which I guess is an expensive patch....in which they have only put out one small patch for CS2 as well....thus making CS3 a paid patch for CS2.

    Perplexed:s:s:s:s:s

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Harlequin wrote:
    I lost a lot of faith in Adobe when they put out "zero" patches for PhotoShop/Illustrator CS1. Had to wait over a year for CS2, which I guess is an expensive patch....in which they have only put out one small patch for CS2 as well....thus making CS3 a paid patch for CS2.



    If Lightroom's any indication, they might be turning around on that point...  the Lightroom 1.1 update is a huge one in terms of features added and bugs fixed.  Can't say anything about CS3, though (as I don't use it).

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    glebd

    blowdart wrote:
    And as I was in firefox it downloaded a wrapped MSI.

    Which doesn't update the ActiveX plugin for IE.


    Why exactly do you expect a Firefox-specific installer to update your MSIE components as well? This is not a Windows system-level update, right? Seems to me it's not Adobe who is being clueless.

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    jellowjacket

    Randolpho wrote:
    
    Ray6 wrote:
    If you want 'clueless', take a look at their prices.


    Not just their prices.

    Whenever I try to decide what the worst piece of crapware on the planet is, I am hard-pressed to decide between Acrobat Reader and Quicktime for Windows.



    Amen brother...say no more Smiley

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