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Adobe Reader Is A Hog


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#1 Alchemist

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:04 PM

I am getting VERY sick and tired of Adobe Reader 8 freezing my system every time I run it with that 'updater' thing. If I want an update I'll go to the Adobe website and download it. But I haven't found any way to disable it. Can this be done? Or is there a decent third-party PDF reader available? I tried a few found in random searching, but they seemed clunky and unreliable.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 03:00 PM

Have you tried Foxit Reader?
Light, fast opening, and does all I need it to do.
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 03:21 PM

I have to add my support for Foxit Reader as well - it's GREAT!! It's a small program, opens quickly, doesn't take near the space Adobe does, and also gives you the ability to annotate your documents. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:16 PM

Yep,

I give Foxit Reader a :thumbsup: , too.


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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:24 PM

Make that 4 for Foxit-Reader :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 11:55 PM

Also use it as alternative :flowers:
Correction...5 :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:24 AM

6 so far! I love it and won't allow the Adobe stuff on my system! I even have it on my flash drive!
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:25 AM

Make that 7! I came across foxit recently and I love it! It boots super fast and is very easy to use.
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:43 AM

8!
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 08:55 PM

I like em foxy, #10 Fox it :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 09:03 PM

I'm detecting a pattern here.


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Posted 10 June 2007 - 07:35 PM

But it is a trend i'd follow any day.




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