You could spend umpteen skillion hours dealing with Adobe, or you could give this a shot.
I have all the system requirements in place. Mac OSX.4.11 or later. Plenty of RAM. Dual core fast box, even if it’s not Intel, but the Motorola chipset.
So when I try to run the Flash CS4 installer, it just hangs. I get a blank window saying “Installer Alert”, but no controls, no message, nothing.
What to do?
Well, after 30 minutes listening to on-hold music from Adobe’s tech support, and another fifteen minutes telling the rep I will not create a new user account just for CS4, and will absolutely not format my hard drive for their damn asinine vector animation engine, I found out what it was, sort of.
Flash CS4 doesn’t play nice with Safari 4+.
Their suggestion? Roll back to Safari 3.*
I think I mentioned before that Adobe is really starting to piss me off in re upgrade cycles and system compatibility issues.
Anyway, it’s not just Safari. It’s also Firefox, and probably any app you might have running that uses Adobe AIR, such as TweetDeck. Might involve Opera too.
Quit them all, then run the Adobe Flash CS4 installer. Probably it’ll work then.
On the downside, my work Mac (G5 PPC dual core, 4.5 GB RAM) now no longer handles PDF links appropriately in any browser.
Is Flash really that important to have? I think not.
* And this arrogance is precisely why Adobe is really starting to make me hate them. Have they learned nothing from Quark, or do they just not care?
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