Flash CS 4 is a bit buggy for one but you sound like you have font issues.
And Illustrator CS4 comes with Critical Bugs. Specially with fonts issues.
You should know by now that Adobe does not provide updates. Adobe does not care about its quality any more.
But do not worry, shortly we are going to have HTML 5 and Flash will be obsolete. (that is why iPad came without Flash)
Adobe will be happy to sell you CS5 instead of giving you an update for its Unstable Software.
Almost 4 years without any update!
can you provide any tips that may be helpful in reproducing the crashes?
I do that every time it crashes, with the log that gets sent to Adobe.
So your purpose of bringing it up on this forum is just to complain?
To see if it was just me, and to complain, yes.
David the thread and the participants are really an on going comedy skit. Once Hans (Skullmaker) gets involved no one takes it serious.
Hans is simply too cheap to upgrade and the OP is not really discussing the real issues with his computer because they probably do not want to take the condition of the system and hardware and so like many they blame Adobe. Sure there are things that are not perfect but most users agree that CS 4 works pretty well.
Almost all the time we find in the end that the user had software conflicts, font corruption, plug in issues hardware problems and they usually hold back the relevant information because of this commitment of not be responsible for screwing things up themselves.
I would pay more attention to this thread if it smacked of any real issue but it does not so I have for the most part ignore it after an intial attempt to see if it were real.
I think if they want to whine about their problems so be it.
I think people who cheerlead for software companies are particularly annoying.
How many updates have there been for Illustrator 14? Huh? None? Oh, so that means this software is perfect and has no issues at all? Right.
OS X 10.6.2
Mac Pro 8x Intel
12 gigs RAM
I selected text and then I changed the font to another font that is a standard font that has no issues, according to Font Book.
But some how, some way, this is my fault, right?
Thank you for insulting me Wade.
Could please let us know where can we download CS4 update? or are you going to tell us to buy CS5 instead?
I am sorry that I cannot insult you back.
A professional victim?