Glad I don't need to use Adobe Reader 9

I’ve been installing Adobe Reader 8.1.2 for our computers at work. Then, I found out there was a new version: Adobe Reader 9.

No thanks. If there’s no security holes, stick to the earlier version because it won’t:

  • Shove Adobe Air down your throat. (No way to uncheck this.)
  • Add to your computer, but not provide a way to cleanly uninstall it.
  • Weigh over 200MB after its finished installing (Still, Adobe Reader 8.1.2 takes 170MB of space. Ack.)

Head over to microBlog’s sarcastic post, “Thank you, Adobe Reader 9!” Then, download and use Foxit PDF or Sumatra PDF. They’re both free.

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan works at Automattic. Cat whisperer. Sometimes, a photographer and card magician.

One thought on “Glad I don't need to use Adobe Reader 9”

  1. Of course, Reader 8.1.2 is SLOWER than Reader 9 while taking up more RAM than necessary. In addition, it doesn’t support the various ISO PDF standards such as PDF/X, PDF/A and the new ISO 32000.

    Of course – the choice is yours, but I’d rather have something fast, light and powerful…

    Leonard Rosenthol
    Adobe Systems


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