I just recently got a chance to review Adobe CS5 Master Collection, so I will be posting a series of blogpost for each product. But first up, the installation experience.
Clicking on the button opens up a folder, instead of the installer itself. Personally, I’d prefer a button to the installer itself, instead of opening up the folder.
Click on the “install” file to load up the installer.
It takes a couple of minutes for it to initialize. Yes, a couple of minutes. It could have been optimized a little, but that’s not a big deal.
The usual license agreement. Click to accept the license agreement.
I have my own serial number, but I’m not letting you guys know. 🙂 Just type that in, or install it as a trial version.
Not too sure what Adobe CS Live is or how it integrates to Adobe CS5, but I just added my account and went on. I’ll check it out later what kind of services are available.
By default it selects everything. I’ll just install everything and review each product along the series. Above shows all the applications available for install.
Note: I just got word that you can install Adobe CS4 and Adobe CS5 side by side without any conflicts. Even after you’ve uninstalled Adobe CS5.
If you select a product, you get a list of components that are optional for installation. Once you’re done with everything, click on Install.
Now, you wait. Take a nap, do some other work. Yes, you didn’t see the time to take at all. It isn’t over 300 minutes to install, but it does take more than 1 to 2 hours to install.
You’re done installing! I’ll write on each product in my later posts.