Another awful security fix from Adobe!
After trying this I ended up reinstalling the whole CS4 package!!
The critical patches for Adobe Systems software keep coming. This time, they fix serious security bugs in the company's Shockwave Player. Adobe on Wednesday pushed out updates for Shockwave 22.214.171.1242 and earlier on Windows and Mac operating systems. The patches fix multiple integer overflow and buffer overflow flaws that can …
With software awfulness second only to MS, Adobe has been frustrating users for two decades now. Like MS, its only claim to fame was being first in line with photoshop and .pdf and no anti-trust regulations being in place to stop them from out-marketing (taking over and burying) everyone else. It's a pity that marketing aggression doesn't correlate with software competence.
So the previous version had its filthy mitts on core OS files? And with a track record like that they still expect me to install the next version?
Actually, I'm just trolling. I don't have Adobe crap on my system at all, so I couldn't care less what pain they inflict on the suckers who insist that they need schlock-flash-crobat or else "most of the web doesn't work". (Word to the wise: you don't.)
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For a company that is really on the ball in the way it hikes prices for its repackaged products... sorry, I meant "new products", it sure doesn't know how to write its updates. The new Acrobat 8.2 updater for the Mac, and for all I know or care, for the PC too, can't see its way past version 8.17, the previous update.
To install the 8.2 update one has to uninstall Acrobat and begin again from v. 8.0. Now wtf is that all about? Did 8.17 introduce something rotten that has to be got rid of by ditching the original installation in its entirety, or is Adobe employing monkeys who aren't terribly clever when it comes to this kind of thing?
I think we should be told.
...when I seriously miss Aldus Photostyler, Macromedia Corporation, and every other corporation Adobe has swallowed.
Most of Adobe's products are 60% of a great thing. The rest is compounded by a miserable patch process, different for almost every product, with a fifty-fifty chance of breaking something during the patch or making things worse. Adobe has only gotten into semi-unified patching as of CS3, and it's still clunky. We're required to use Flash and Shockwave because we're an educational institution and web-based educational software often uses both --and Adobe's support for enterprise-level patching is non-existent. (i.e., hope they release your patch in an .MSI you can deploy via GPO, otherwise you're stuck).
The day when we can tell Adobe that the world no longer needs Shockwave or Flash because someone else does it better will be a good day indeed.
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