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Windows 7: pdf files

13 Nov 2010   #21
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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Patti, everyone has their favorite. But if you are looking to just open and read a PDF, Adobe is the LAST program I would install. It's the first one I deleted on the desktop I recently bought.
I've always used Adobe readers and never had a problem (the founder of Adobe invented pdfs!). Adobe reader supports the latest developments in pdfs including multimedia.
Adobe make the Photoshop products that the poster & I use.

If you are going to make sweeping statements then give sound justification.
I don't recommend of use Adobe Acrobat Reader.

My reasons for not doing so
#1). It's too big of a download and too big of an install
#2). It takes too longer to launch and thus I am waiting for my PDF's to open
#3). It has a history of having major security holes and Adobe takes a long time to patch them.

For me, PDF files need to just open as fast as possible and show me the contents.

Years ago, when Acrobat Reader came out it was quick and lightweight. Over the years, it has grown pretty bloated, includes numerous other features that I don't need and it just takes far too long for PDF files to open.

If you haven't tried something like FoxIt or Sumatra you probably aren't even aware of how slow adobe acrobat reader really is.

I use FoxIt. And people often remark at work....about how they wished their computer was as fast as mine as it takes them a lot longer to open a PDF. Well, our specs are the same..I'm just using FoxIt and they are using Adobe.
Looks like good sound advice.
Just 2 questions:
(1) FoxIt looks good. Is it sound from a security point of view (regular updates etc.). Also, is it easily integrated into common Browsers like Firefox and IE ? If so then I'll be considering it myself.
(2) Given that Adobe is the industry standard in the photographic editing world, do these apps (eg. Photoshop CS5) present a security risk?


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14 Nov 2010   #22
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
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I've always used Adobe readers and never had a problem (the founder of Adobe invented pdfs!). Adobe reader supports the latest developments in pdfs including multimedia.
Adobe make the Photoshop products that the poster & I use.

If you are going to make sweeping statements then give sound justification.
I don't recommend of use Adobe Acrobat Reader.

My reasons for not doing so
#1). It's too big of a download and too big of an install
#2). It takes too longer to launch and thus I am waiting for my PDF's to open
#3). It has a history of having major security holes and Adobe takes a long time to patch them.

For me, PDF files need to just open as fast as possible and show me the contents.

Years ago, when Acrobat Reader came out it was quick and lightweight. Over the years, it has grown pretty bloated, includes numerous other features that I don't need and it just takes far too long for PDF files to open.

If you haven't tried something like FoxIt or Sumatra you probably aren't even aware of how slow adobe acrobat reader really is.

I use FoxIt. And people often remark at work....about how they wished their computer was as fast as mine as it takes them a lot longer to open a PDF. Well, our specs are the same..I'm just using FoxIt and they are using Adobe.
Looks like good sound advice.
Just 2 questions:
(1) FoxIt looks good. Is it sound from a security point of view (regular updates etc.). Also, is it easily integrated into common Browsers like Firefox and IE ? If so then I'll be considering it myself.
(2) Given that Adobe is the industry standard in the photographic editing world, do these apps (eg. Photoshop CS5) present a security risk?
Here is a link to Foxit security page. They are a very large corporation and have the resources to keep Foxit secure. It also has a Safe Reading Mode which stops the execution of any included links within the PDF file. You can also turn off Active-X within Foxit. It also has plugins for your browser.

Foxit Software - Foxit Reader for Windows

Jim
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15 Nov 2010   #23
Imperfect1

 
 

Everyone's talked about which PDF app they like best, but I just wanted to mention that when you choose the one you want, make that app your default so that your system always opens PDFs to that app, and you can read them easily.
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15 Nov 2010   #24
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Nitro

No one mentioned my favorite, Nitro PDF reader. I use a couple of secure sites and when you want a PDF to open they have their software set for Adobe which I consider stupid but they do not seem in a hurry to change.
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15 Nov 2010   #25
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
No one mentioned my favorite, Nitro PDF reader.
yowanvista mentioned it, and even included a link to their site:

I use Foxit on PC and Nitro on my laptop


Nitro PDF Reader


Maybe he doesn't count.
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15 Nov 2010   #26
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

There has been no answer to one of my questions:

"(2) Given that Adobe is the industry standard in the photographic editing world, do these apps (eg. Photoshop CS5) present a security risk?"

Any takers?
Photoshop Element+Organizer is the baby and it's closer to 1GB. No substitute comes near it.
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15 Nov 2010   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
There has been no answer to one of my questions:

"(2) Given that Adobe is the industry standard in the photographic editing world, do these apps (eg. Photoshop CS5) present a security risk?"

Any takers?
Photoshop Element+Organizer is the baby and it's closer to 1GB. No substitute comes near it.
Corrine would know. Maybe you send her a PM.
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15 Nov 2010   #28
minimeister

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Foxit for sure - Adobe reader 200MB bloated | Foxit Reader 10MB
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15 Nov 2010   #29
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
There has been no answer to one of my questions:

"(2) Given that Adobe is the industry standard in the photographic editing world, do these apps (eg. Photoshop CS5) present a security risk?"

Any takers?
Photoshop Element+Organizer is the baby and it's closer to 1GB. No substitute comes near it.
Sorry, I'm not answering this question as I don't use this software. I've got no experience with it based on it's cost. So, I'm unable to say for sure whether these apps are safe. My gut feel would be to say it's probably alright, since the whole world seems to use them as the de facto standard.
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15 Nov 2010   #30
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My gut feel would be to say it's probably alright, since the whole world seems to use them as the de facto standard.
The whole world uses Acrobat as a de facto standard too. But "apparently" there are security issues with it. So logic would tell me the gut feeling should go the other way. If they can't secure one, can they secure the others?
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