AcrobatReader: A bug or intentionally?

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Mon Apr 23 19:25:17 UTC 2007

On Monday 23 April 2007 08:04, Mark Wallace wrote:
> I was under the impression that there was a policy within Ubuntu to give
> preferences to pure bred Linux programs over proprietary Windows programs
> with Linux editions.

Acrobat was always intended to be multi-platform.  That was the point.  
Acrobat documents were supposed to display identically on Unix, Mac and 
Windows.  The business plan was to give away the reader so as to boost 
potential readers of Acrobat "publishers'.  The PDF creation software is 
where the money is made.  There have always been Acrobat "Distillers" 
and "Editor" for Mac and Windows.  There used to be a Unix Distiller/Editor 
which was discontinued with Acrobat version 3.  There may still be a large 
scale publishing application for Unix.

The people at Adobe used to hate it when people called Acrobat, simply Adobe, 
it being only one of many Adobe products.  A couple of years ago, they 
surrendered and renamed The Acrobat Reader, The Adobe Reader.  

Some like chocolate, others vanilla.  I like Synaptic better than Adept, and I 
like Acrobat better than kpdf.

Art Alexion

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