Sick of Adobe/Acrobat Reader? 8 replies

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#1 14 years ago

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

Here's a solution- Foxit reader. It's got a memory footprint of 1MB, and loads almost instantly. Awesome.




marvinmatthew

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#2 14 years ago

Does it really read PDFs? I can't believe that a non-adobe product could.

Plus, what's wrong with Acrobat?




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#3 14 years ago

It's been around for a while. Acrobat takes a long time to load up as it hauls a tonne of useless crap into memory. It's like Photoshop, only the stuff it loads is actually completely useless.




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#4 14 years ago

I like Xpdf the best. Its only for Linux though but man is it fast. Loads up in like 2 seconds.




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#5 14 years ago

looks like its worth trying, i do seem to read a lot of pdf's. as Reven says, acrobat seems to take forever to load up and usues a lot of memory


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#6 14 years ago

Yes I do find it long to load up...I'll try it.




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#7 14 years ago

I'm trying out Opera for the first time and I was wondering if this prog integrates itself with this browser.

It doesn't really say on their website.

That's one thing I did like about IE and Acrobat reader, being able to click a pdf and have it open in the webpage as opposed to downloading and saving and then opening it.

Acrobat is freakin' slow and bloated to be sure.


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#8 14 years ago

I doubt that it works with Opera. Opera isn't all that great to begin with. Stick with FireFox.




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#9 14 years ago

omg sounds like windows ME ! loading crap thats uneeded.....