I had a little look last night, I had an email from Adobe which basically sang the praises of the new CC Ecosystem.
Anyhows, I went ahead and setup a Windows 7 virtual machine on my mac, signed up a new 'trial' CC account and started to download trial editions of the software. My observations were not as I expected them to be;
- The Adobe Application Manager installed blisteringly fast but they would not authenticate my trial CC account.
I went back and tried again after dinner and it worked fine though.
- I selected the applications that I would actually use and downloaded / installed them. (PS, ID, AI, AE, BR, AA)
Now I connect on average between 16-20Mbs and can download / stream HD films via Netflix / LoveFilm etc with no issue and often download CAD/PSD files that run into GB's of size so I was not expecting to have to leave the installer going over night.
Now I dont know how long it actually took, I started downloading / installing at 2100 BST and when I went to bed at 0100 it was still downloading......
- This morning, when I opened up PS, it had issues authenticating my Trial CC account and then proceeded to download 676MB's of updates........
Now I dont know if these issues were due to me having a trial account or not. IMO though, allot of people are going to be trying this the same way I have, therefore I would have through that Adobe would have pulled out all the stop's to ensure a smooth and trouble free ride.
I will report back anything further that I find.
P.S. On a lighter note, the applications, once authenticated seem to work very well as you would expect.