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Old 08-08-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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No more Adobe Reader for Linux


I just noticed that Adobe no longer lists any downloads of Adobe Reader at all for Linux or Unix. Apparently, within the last month, they dropped all support for Reader 9.x, and a side effect of this is to discontinue listing all Linux versions (since they never went past 9.5.5 on Linux).

(Yes, I do use other PDF viewers such as xpdf and evince... I'm not trying to start another 'you should be using ... instead' thread. There are people out there who keep a copy of Adobe Reader on their Linux systems, for those PDFs that cause problems in other viewers, of for cases where other viewers lack features.)

http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ - "Select an operating system" no longer lists Linux or Unix.

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...&platform=Unix "Adobe Reader for Unix" page now has no Reader for Unix listings.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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firefox does a good job at reading pdf files too which is what I use now since adobe reader isn't available for linux anymore. You can even make firefox the default application when opening pdf files.

Makes you wonder if adobe is being bias to linux since they stop support for flash as well.

But who cares, firefox reads pdf files just fine and some sites are using amd/or moving to html5.

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Old 08-08-2014, 01:02 PM   #3
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Thank you
I'll pay some more attention to Adobe upgrades.
Perhaps it's time Linus communicated the finger?
 
Old 08-08-2014, 01:12 PM   #4
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seeing as i do not use it ...
i never liked the program and there ARE alternatives
 
Old 08-08-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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Perhaps it's time Linus communicated the finger?
Yes!

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Old 08-08-2014, 01:37 PM   #6
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The fact that Adobe is doing the DRM subsystem for HTML5 in Linux is worrying to me. Adobe's track record for supporting their Linux projects is awful, and this is the latest example.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 01:42 PM   #7
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seeing as i do not use it ...
i never liked the program and there ARE alternatives
Sadly there are not. Unless you've revived the old BBC iplayer archive or paid other broadcasters.
Sorry, there are alternatives but they are largely redundant.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 03:01 PM   #8
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Not that I know uch about what I saying here, but I keep my XP system around just run the adobe reader. I use it to "sign" documents rather than having to print out, sign and re-scan documents.

Is there a Linux app that will let me do that?

P.S. my Canon scanner only works on XP too
 
Old 08-08-2014, 03:14 PM   #9
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Not that I know uch about what I saying here, but I keep my XP system around just run the adobe reader. I use it to "sign" documents rather than having to print out, sign and re-scan documents.

Is there a Linux app that will let me do that?
I'm not sure about the details of the procedure you're referring to but if it involves putting in your scanned signature onto a pdf form then you can do it with Xournal.
jdk
 
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The Linux PDF applications I have used all seem very good -- well. Let's face it, better than the rubbish Adobe makes. Sadly, there are files and ways of editing them that are only available using the most recent versions from Adobe.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 03:35 PM   #11
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I like okular, it seems it can work with editable pdf forms, nice
 
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I like okular, it seems it can work with editable pdf forms, nice
Yes, it does, right up until you find a case it doesn't.
Sorry, I press this a little, but there are some large concerns still using Adobe's software in day to day use.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 08:00 PM   #13
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It's kind of strange that I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else... I would think Adobe dropping Linux and Unix for Reader would make some news sites at least. Maybe it just happened? Or maybe it's just a web site error? I'm going to feel dumb if it's a web site error.
 
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It's kind of strange that I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else... I would think Adobe dropping Linux and Unix for Reader would make some news sites at least. Maybe it just happened? Or maybe it's just a web site error? I'm going to feel dumb if it's a web site error.
What's funny is adobe reader is available for android which is using a linux kernel and the application can allow you to sign pdf files as well.

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Old 08-09-2014, 07:24 AM   #15
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What's funny is adobe reader is available for android which is using a linux kernel and the application can allow you to sign pdf files as well.
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