AcrobatReader: A bug or intentionally?
art.alexion at verizon.net
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.
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