updated 10:35 pm EDT, Wed July 2, 2008
Free Adobe Reader v9 app
Just as PDF became an ISO standard, Adobe on Wednesday quietly released Adobe Reader 9, a new version of its free software for viewing and working with PDF files. Following the release of Acrobat 9 last week, the software includes native support for Adobe Flash, enabling users to include Adobe Flash Player compatible video and application files in PDF documents. The new Reader 9 application also enables users to review and comment on compatible PDFs. In addition, Adobe said that the software is expected to launch up to twice as fast as earlier versions and also includes the ability to unify a wide range of content in PDF Portfolios, which assemble multiple media types into one, compressed PDF file that can be customized with several professional layouts and specific branding.
System requirements include a PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor and Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later. Adobe also said it requires Safari 2.0.4 or later.
The software is available for free online from Adobe's website.