Martyn Shaw <email@example.com> said
on Aug 27, 2007 20:07 -0400 (in part):
What version of Adobe Acrobat reader are you AR-haters :-) using? My
WinXP machine has 2 GB RAM, 2.2 GHz and I've got Acrobat Reader 8.1.0.
so granted its not terribly underpowered but still ...
Vaughan Johnson wrote:
James Crook wrote:
Gale Andrews wrote:
My only grouse about PDF is that Acrobat Reader is such bloatware and
takes so long to start up.
Me too! I won't click on them, unless I can't get the information any
I just tested - it opened the 21 MB Gimp 2.4 manual (PDF format) in
about 10 seconds, and then immediately following that a 2 MB PDF file
in two seconds.
Closing the Gimp manual and reopening it only took about 3 seconds.
I remember back in the day (Acrobat 4.x, 5.x) using FoxIt and the other
programs/techniques to remove all the bloat that came with Acrobat but
either they've cleaned up their act or my machine is a lot more
powerful than the ones I was using back with Win9x / Win2k ( used to be
233 Mhz / 733Mhz respectively - or both?) I've got no problem at all
with Acrobat Reader these days. The ver 8 UI is nice and the search
functions are a treat.
Even opening fairly substantial PDF files from browser links (in either
Firefox 2 or IE-7) isn't a big time waster any more.
Just my $0.02
Regards ... Alec -- buralex-gmail