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Free Adobe Reader v9 app now available

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.

by MacNN Staff




  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969


    digital editions still NG

    Just to read pdfs I have to download on AIR and the flash-based digital editions which will still not open any purchased e-books, even with my proper Adobe ID.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    bloated app

    Gah. Reader 9 has bloated up to 190 Mb, just to read PDF's now. And, as a way to sneak Adobe AIR onto your system, you can't run Reader 9 without installing AIR, even though Reader doesn't actually use AIR. It's just so Adobe can force AIR onto more computers than those that want it. h***, even the uninstaller for Adobe AIR is horribly bloated at 45 Mb.

  1. 64stang06

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Still using Skim. I don't want to view flash in my PDF files....just how long will it be before we see flash ads in documents now?

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no thanks

    "can now include flash"...

    Great. Now PDF files will have annoying flash Ads. No thanks.

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