You're not wrong, but pantone has never been led by folks involved in graphic production, at least not since the old Pantone by Letraset days. It's all suits driving the boat these days, right into an iceberg it would seem.I'm willing to bet good money a bean-counting suit at Pantone dreamed up this scheme. There is no way it could have been pitched by a person actually involved in graphics production.
you might be better off editing your hosts file with a dummy entry for the adobe update servers.We saved the Adobe pantone color book file before they switched, we just put it back in the folder after the update. We will probably have to do this for every update.
^looks like he did the same so I'd definitely ask him for that file.
I don't know how much longer the host file will remain useful to users in general, regardless of the use case.you might be better off editing your hosts file with a dummy entry for the adobe update servers.
this is what happens, i think, with the cracked adobe software.
then all you need to do is rem that line in hosts when you want to update (a few days AFTER everyone else, when you know there are no surprises
Something makes me think that this endless complicated work around is going only get worse and as the "fixes" get so complicated, I would be very surprised if other functionality that may actually be desired isn't lost in the process.i suppose you could use one of the other tricks the people that hack adobe use.
you could run it in a vlan that can't get to the internet, or just a subnet that sees printers, scanners, but not te router.
think of your guest network, In reverse