Creative Block

As with any recent update to a new operating system, there’s always bound to be issues, and macOS Big Sur is no different. Combine this with an upgrade to my Kaspersky Internet Security and Adobe Creative Suite not being ready for the new OS just yet, and it’s an interesting melange.

Yesterday, one of my working from home days, I fired up the Mac to continue working on a visual for a presentation using Adobe illustrator. CRASH. CRASH. CRASH. It was not having a bar of it, nothing i could do would get Illustrator to run, and I’d already updated to the latest release via the Adobe Creative Cloud app. I really didn’t have time to muck about, so begrudgingly I headed to my room and grabbed the work laptop that I try to use sparingly, it runs Windows 10 and slowly at that.

This morning, up particularly early, I decided I’d try fix my Adobe issue and try a re-install of Creative Suite, or perhaps just ensure it wasn’t an issue with servers as might occasionally occur. I opened my Adobe account, downloaded the current release installer and fired it up. Install failed, cannot reach Adobe servers – error 201. Well I know my internet is working as it happily just downloaded this file. Kaspersky – it must be this latest release causing issues. It has been a little bit more aggressive in its approach, which I might say has been a tad annoying as it interfered with my ability to use my camera with Microsoft Teams and gave no means to override, not a good user experience.

So, having settled upon the likelihood Kaspersky may be my culprit I disabled its protection. This allowed me to begin installing an update, but again things stopped. Next, I killed Kaspersky and re-attempted and this time the install succeeded. I don’t mind having security software on my Mac, however when it interferes with legitimate software running it does annoy me.

Next pondering, wondering how long till Adobe supports Apple Silicon chips natively?

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