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    Adobe Reader 8

    Ok Folks, well its now launched the Adobe Acrobat Reader that was has now launched in V8 format

    I have put it on my PC at home to see what bloat-ware they have come up with this time and its annoying! On download it goes on about Google Toolbar (yuck!) then once its installed which seemed slower than V7, forget the usual first open licence agreement you now have "Download the beyond Adobe Reader" wafflely rubbish about getting more from it (probably a marketing ploy to get you to pay for Adobe Acrobat!) and it uses near enough 80mb of ram (40 physical & 40 virtual) to live without any document in it.

    Anyone thing Adobe and Sophos share the same programming team :twisted:

    Have not bothered looking to see if the re-distributable version has been updated yet as I have no plans to do so as Fox-it still does everything I need.

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    Re: Adobe Reader 8

    Wow, your experience is 100% opposite to mine John. I got the direct download without the Google toolbar from here - it is 20Mb though
    ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader...dr80_en_US.exe

    Nice new look. Once you've accepted the EULA, all future PDFs open almost instantly - which is a huge improvement on version 8. I use Foxit too, and I would imagine that Foxit's success must have concentrated the minds at Adobe. Adobe Reader 8 is a good product shock.

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    Re: Adobe Reader 8

    PS for vista I had to pay attention to where it extracted the exe (You can't manually unRAR it for some reason). I then copied the files out of the temp folder and ran the msi manually - installed fine that way.

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    Re: Adobe Reader 8

    I suspect your ultra quick opening is it now has 2 programs that auto load with windows start up so AR is actullay 90% running before you have opened it so its a bit of a swizz really as you near enough have it all open anyway.

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    Re: Adobe Reader 8

    Seems we have a good reason for upgrading now..

    http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/815960

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    Re: Adobe Reader 8

    I must admit the school that I support that uses Adobe was updated over the festive period, shame the adobe updater seems to pop up sometimes but seemed to go fine.

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