From Adobe, order box copies if you can

Wow. I just bought Adobe’s Creative Suite 3. The “Design – Standard” edition comes in several downloadable pieces, some of which use Adobe’s Java-based “Download Manager” and some which just download via HTTP. Altogether, there’s nearly five gigabytes of data to download, which is going to take a very, very long time. Over many business internet connections, it is almost certainly faster to overnight the box. Or even better, visit your local software store and buy it off the shelf.

I regret purchasing Adobe software online. I may well regret buying it at all, if this brain-vise of download managers and installers and bundled software and other various lumps in this river of shit that constitutes Adobe’s online store is any indication.

Just go to a local store, and just buy the box!

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