Adobe: We're Fixing the Acrobat Reader Issue

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hellwig

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Why does it take a 100MB download to read PDF files anyway? What is in Acrobat Reader and why does Adobe think it needs to be there?
 

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"Hypponen even suggested that Adobe get into an update schedule much like Microsoft,"

All companies should be doing this. Anything less is disappointing the customers.

That being said, I DO NOT want any ads on my computer, so FoxIt is not a choice either. It's my own computer, I shouldn't have to deal with ads just to see the damn PDF.
 

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For me its too late. Got Foxit and I'm loving it. Tiny memory footprint, no bloatware and much faster. Sorry Adobe.
 

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[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]"Hypponen even suggested that Adobe get into an update schedule much like Microsoft,"All companies should be doing this. Anything less is disappointing the customers.That being said, I DO NOT want any ads on my computer, so FoxIt is not a choice either. It's my own computer, I shouldn't have to deal with ads just to see the damn PDF.[/citation]

Theres an option not to install any ad-related stuff with FoxIt.
 

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The only ad I saw in Foxit was the coloured bar in the top right. Not that noticeable after a few seconds of reading. It irritated me like crazy when I first installed the program though.
 

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I think adobe has become a trusted brand, much like having a windows, or starbucks logo. People see it enough, and then they want it. I know before i started getting into computers, thats all i wanted because thats all i knew, and all i saw. It would be very hard to get everyone to switch from adobe, almost every computer has it.
 

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[citation][nom]randomizer[/nom]The only ad I saw in Foxit was the coloured bar in the top right. Not that noticeable after a few seconds of reading. It irritated me like crazy when I first installed the program though.[/citation]


We can always hide it every session, just need 2 clicks anyway...
 

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great so the solution is to have advertisement laden foxit, crap crap crap. being advertised to death here, be damned if im going to click and hide ads every time I open a program.
 
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