There are 4 words that immediately come to mind when reflecting on my just-finished installation of Adobe’s CS3 Creative Suite.
PAIN IN THE ASS!!!
My God! What happened to simple installations of their products? It took me only a mere minute to uninstall Flash 9 Public Alpha. Another minute to uninstall the various versions of the Flash Player. So why did it take nearly an hour to install this beast?
And the time spent is really not what pisses me off the most. As a vigilant developer, I have partitioned my hard drive on my laptop into 3 sections for ease of organization, security, sharing and defragging:
- C: Operating System – 10GB
- D: Program Files – 20GB
- E: Files – 50GB
So normally when installing software I install on my D drive. Its a simple half-second procedure to swap the C: for the D: in destination installation folder. Then things proceed normally. CS3 however does not give you the option to install everything the way you, the consumer, should be able to. I was still able to install a good gig of crap on D: however Adobe insists on putting shit called “shared components” on the C: drive. Am I not capable of directing future installs to the shared component directory if need be? Does Adobe lack faith in its consumers to install their software in a place other than the default C: drive? What the hell is the point of having separate partitions if they still insist on adding, well … more crap to a drive I have specified as “off-limits” to all but the most necessary applications and drivers?
WTF!!! I am royally pissed at Adobe by this experience. This is the same shit Apple pulls on its iTunes & iPod users regarding files, updates, libraries. Let’s hope the few time I actually use Flash or Fireworks is worth the hassle of their stupid installer.