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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2005, 07:13:33 PM »
Thanks for the warning Kamulko !
But I must admit that I never use adobe reader since it freezes on almost every linux-box, no mather if used with Deb., Mandr. or SuSE.
Ghostview is much faster and easy to use so I guess not much linux-users will use it.
But it's a good thing you've warned for this scam.

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2005, 07:19:24 PM »
After the disasters of MS Word (remember the Tony Blair gaffes?) in Public Admninistrations and Governments, USA and Europeans Governments Administrations prefer the PDF format. Using the old version 5 there are no dangers. Is no good, 'cause the 7 is faster in starting, not like the old versions. I work in a PA and I'm sensible to this problem.
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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2005, 07:36:14 PM »
Is it okay to keep working with Acrobat Reader, just not accessing it through the internet?   :-\

Sheesh Acrobat Reader 7.0 now?  I'm way out of date cause I got 5.0  ;D

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2005, 07:45:30 PM »
Sheesh Acrobat Reader 7.0 now?  I'm way out of date cause I got 5.0  ;D

Today I've mine updated to 7.0.1  ;D

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2005, 07:58:34 PM »
Hmm, oh well I don't really use Acrobat anyway.  I'll keep the 5.0 just to be on the safe side.   ;)

I'm surprise that the 5.0 still works.  ;D

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2005, 11:42:38 AM »
I haven't updated from version 6.  I've been using the free Foxit pdf reader.  Works well with Mozilla, too -- opens almost instantly.

OT, this is the first time I've seen the avast gem site.  I like it very much.  Seeing the link to Amnesty International there made me feel really good.

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2005, 02:00:48 PM »
Thanks for the link, I've just downloaded it now and will give it a test run. Acrobat is getting rather large and unwieldy for a program just to read pdf files. I can understand it being a large program for the pdf writer but not just to read.
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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2005, 03:33:49 PM »
Very welcome.  It's a bit minimalist compared to Adobe, but I think its speed makes up for that, especially when browsing ...

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2005, 03:46:08 PM »
Thanks DavidR for the Foxit link.

Yes, Inconnu, is a little program... and there's no installer! A light standalone exe... :D

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2005, 03:49:31 PM »
Kamulko, the link was provided by 'Inconnu' I like the fact that it doesn't need to be installed and have the associated registry entries.
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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2005, 03:55:29 PM »
Sorry for my mistake Inconnu, and thanks again to DavidR...  :-[ surfing through a lot of websites make me blind... ;D

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2005, 04:39:04 PM »
No problem,  Kamulko.  We both provided a link, and I appreciate yours to the G.E.M. Project. 8)

I just updated to the new 1.3beta Foxit.  Nice.   I absolutely agree about the zipped version.  I always prefer that to an installer.  Just extract it where you want it, make a shortcut, and you're set. 8) 8)

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2005, 05:02:27 PM »
Cheers inconnu just got it removed adobe (huge and slow) run foxit like a dream fast and small.. ;D

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Re: Adobe Acrobat 7 and his "spyware" features.
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2005, 06:48:54 PM »
@inconnu
Although you said it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of acrobat reader, it does have some acrobat doesn't allow you to do, such as selective text selection to copy.

However, it certainly does the business, I have had it crash a couple of times testing the Typewriter function, I typed some text into the document and on selecting print, it crashed (both times I tried it). I'm not sure if this function requires you to be on line, etc. as I noticed there is an Advertisement element in the View menu item.
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