In my previous Twitter postings I’ve voiced my support for Steve Job and his open letter about Adobe (before Macromedia) Flash. I was mildly happy to see Microsoft joining the camp (though they have a hidden agenda of getting rid of Flash and pushing Silverlight). But today I have to start questioning another Adobe product – Acrobat Reader. Just a few days ago I’ve installed my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC and installed the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat reader (it was on Friday, I think). Today, on Monday, I see a balloon saying that an update is available. I happily click, agreeing to get up to speed with Adobe fixing holes in their cheesy software. It takes a few minutes to decompress (this is on Core 2 Quad 3.86Ghz) and it installs. What do I see next?
A prompt to reboot my computer!
WHAT? Just a small file viewer now requires me to reboot my computer? Starting that point on I’m beginning to question quality of Adobe software engineers and if they are capable of writing any remotely good piece of code. Just amazing how this company is still able to produce Photoshop and Illustrator. Time to find alternative to Acrobat Reader on Windows real soon: on my Linux I’m already happily using the great Okular and on my Mac I’m using Preview.