Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Adobe Reader mind games

One thing really annoying about Adobe's Acrobat Reader is that it cannot be obtained anywhere else except from Adobe's website. This note on Tucows summarises the problem:

The Adobe Acrobat Reader download is just an installer. This installer will lead to a much larger download that includes the Reader as well as the Yahoo! Toolbar and Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition. These items will download, however, upon installation you can opt-out of them.

The obvious solution is not to use Adobe's product, but unfortunately, Foxit Reader doesn't work properly for me. It has a problem with properly selecting multiple columns of text.

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