…not the sauce or the building material, but the software company. It seems as if I spend more time updating their software than actually using it.
What really stunk about Adobe’s upgrade system is the multiple nags I would get. I would get some nag about whether it was ok to run the updated updater, then another nag to run the updated installer that the updater ran. It should have been just a one click process.
I finally got smart with my latest box and refused to install it at all. I’m using Chrome, so Chrome handles Flash and PDF content. For all I know they may be using Adobe under the hood, but I don’t get the annoying nags anymore to upgrade. Once in a while I use IE and navigate to some Flash content, and then I’m SOL, but that’s the price I’m willing to pay. If I need to display PDF off the hard drive, I installed SumatraPDF. If you don’t want to do that, you can always start Chrome and use the URL: “file:///c:/” as a starting point to navigate to where you want.