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CS6, crashing and the blue warning screen.

MarkBroughton 10 286 1 England
9 Apr 2012 12:30PM
Here you go Bren, the preview of windows 8

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Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
9 Apr 2012 12:30PM
Hi Chris!
Where have you been?
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
9 Apr 2012 12:31PM
Thanks Mark.
Saved for the moment.
Pat_Stones 5 129 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 12:33PM

Quote:You installed a beta test version of some heavyweight software on an old machine with a nearly full disk and the machine crashed. Wow, that must have come as a huge surprise Thanks for posting

Even on a new machine it wouldn't be a surprise, betas are betas
User_Removed 13 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 12:34PM
User_Removed 7 4.6k 1 Scotland
9 Apr 2012 1:49PM


Even on a new machine it wouldn't be a surprise, betas are betas

Once upon a time, Pat, that would have been true.

But my cynical view (shared, I believe by millions of others) is that Adobe no longer use Beta releases of software for genuine testing purposes but, rather, as a blatant attempt to hook unsuspecting users in, pre-release, as a cheap marketing ploy. A lot of the ironing-out of bugs and issues is left until after the Release Candidate versions and even v1.0 of the "for sale" edition have been released on a gullible public (of which, I admit, I am a fully paid-up members! )
Just Jas Plus
15 26.1k 1 England
9 Apr 2012 2:03PM
If Adobe, or any other software mfr, were to attempt to iron out all the bugs in a new piece of software it would never get on the market. Also the cost would be phenomenal!

Several 1000+ people using the software are more likely to find the few bugs remaining than a couple of software writers or engineers scanning the software.

Leaving the software guys free to issue the few patches that may be required.

There is an economical break point.
Pat_Stones 5 129 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 8:12PM
Exactly. But some people expect even the betas to work without bugs!
seahawk 10 1.1k United Kingdom
11 Apr 2012 2:01PM
I tend to agree with Leftforum. Lightroom 4 was released with loads of bugs (rumours of 800 known bugs are floating around), I reported some myself. Now LR 4.1 is already out to address some of them. The original version 4 should never have been released for sale in that condition, indeed I suggested on Adobe's own feedback forum that here in the UK I would not consider it 'of saleable quality'. This has damaged Adobe's reputation IMO.
Beta versions are expected to have bugs but 800 in a retail version was a disgrace! I'm using LR 4.1 and it is much better but still disappointing in performance speed compared to LR 3. It's a great piece of software but this latest version has been embarassing.
I get the impression that much software today is released without adequate checking - Adobe are not the only culprits. Despite being a devoted Apple user I have not installed Lion because of the huge number of concerns about it. Too many companies seem to want to be in too much of a hurry to get new software versions out.
User_Removed 8 1.4k England
11 Apr 2012 4:21PM
Dont worry guys the mac g4 would have handled it fine.

Are you shitting me? Software is HEAVILY tested. - It is mostly USERs machines that make it not work.

You can upgrade windows DOS all the way to Windows 8 without issue; and STILL retain your background and icons! LOL

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