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Old 08-23-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
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I am trying the Foxit PDF Reader, instead of the usual Adobe Acrobat Reader. This company gives away the reader, which is faster to load than Adobe Acrobat, but they have other PDF creation and editing tools to sell.

As for Adobe Acrobat, I am puzzled how they seem intent on bundling Google stuff with the download for the current AA reader. Maybe there is a way to just download the reader, but I couldn't find it. Well, I have it on another computer, so I could get it going on the new one, but I will give the Foxit reader a chance.
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As for Adobe Acrobat, I am puzzled how they seem intent on bundling Google stuff with the download for the current AA reader. Maybe there is a way to just download the reader, but I couldn't find it. Well, I have it on another computer, so I could get it going on the new one, but I will give the Foxit reader a chance.
What "Google stuff"? And do you get a choice what to install?

   
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I am trying the Foxit PDF Reader, instead of the usual Adobe Acrobat Reader. .
I think the last version of Acrobat Reader is extremely nice, which motivates me to put out PDFs, except I got interrupted. However, I would try this, if it were free. It says it is, but the download page says $39. I usually don't trust products that resort to this type marketing.

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What "Google stuff"? And do you get a choice what to install?
I read about this in another group (which I can't seem to find now but here's someone's blog entry about it). Seems that Google and Adobe have combined marketing forces recently, and Adobe is pushing Google's toolbar while Google's Pack is now including Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you download Acrobat Reader from Google's Pack site, they specifically say that you can download pieces separately (it says "Choose only the software you want:"), so I'm fairly certain you don't have to get any of the other tools. If you download from Adobe's site, I'd be willing to bet you can opt out of the Google portion if you look hard enough. Google Pack does, however have its own downloader/updater that tries to keep all the pieces you've installed updated. I think you may be able to uninstall it and keep the individual pieces, though I haven't tried that.
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Seems that Google and Adobe have combined marketing forces recently, and Adobe is pushing Google's toolbar while Google's Pack is now including Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Oh, well. <shrug/>

If I go to "Google Pack" it tells me:
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Google Pack requires Windows XP or Vista
Bye!

I use Windows 2000.

Not that most of the applications they list aren't perfectly fit to run on Win2K or at least have versions that do... And I see nothing there that I either don't already have or actually want. Things I don't have are things I don't need or don't want.

   
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