Adobe Adds Premium Services to Acrobat.com - for a Price

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tugboat_2

1st off, with Foxit there is NO limit to opening PDF's  (except for NOT wasting your comp's resources). Since I read MPC's Foxit reviews, I dumped ALL Adobe products, except required browser add ins, and gained a bunch of disk space, and lost a couple of annoying ''running services". The latest Adobe readers came with 2 or 3 extra programs that I had a heck of a time with.

 Add in Foxit's FREE editor and you get a virtual printer installed that lets you save "print friendly" articles/pages as pdf docs into any file (no limit on the number of files or docs). Other free addins alow you to edit pdf docs also. I have used them to edit existing advertising flyers for a friend's start up buisness, and I'm an idiot so that tells you how easy it is. The only caveat is that created docs have a watermark in the top rt corner. I checked for kicks Adobe's site and these to features cost several hundred $. If you want to get rid of the watermarks in Foxit their programs only cost about $70 I think it was. I could get the whole schmeare for less than a third the cost of Adobe.

As for those add on online services, why would anyone in their right mind want their stuff laying arround on some strange server just waiting to get hacked. Yeah tell me how Adobe's servers arre much more secure than Bank or national defense servers. NOT. We all know Adobe NEVER has security issues don't we?

 After loooking into Foxit, Open Office and Gimp and others, I have resolved that as soon as I build my new computer and get Win 7 loaded up M$, Adobe, and other mainstream cash cows won't be on my computer again.

Just my two cents

If you can't dazzel em with Brilliance, baffle em with bull puckey. (From the tome; Murphy's Law, Annex 5, Smooth Recoveries)

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nekollx

So your going to go Linux?

 

Cause you know if your not going to paid for anything from MS/Adobe/etc you can't have win 7, it does have a built in kill timer in the RC.

 

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Digital-Storm

PDF's are just another proprietary format that needs to die.

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teh 1337 haxxor

no...I have no problem with the PDF file format. Adobe acrobat reader needs to die...and then be reborn using less memory and much faster.

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nekollx

wil you settle for its Foxy daughter? She does all that, (and has a bag of chips!)

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nekollx

 can you really call it propriitary when FoxIt reader and Samba can open a PDF with ness resource hogging and no loss of functionality?

 

the same with DOC and Open Office, is it really Propritary?

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Trooper_One

I hate how companies name their bottom (or near bottom) of the barrel services as being "Premium", as in this Adobe "Premium-Baisc".  Just call it what it is "Basic" and don't flower it!

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teh 1337 haxxor

As far as i'm concerned, adobe products just plain suck (with the exception of photoshop) and are way the hell overpriced. Adobe can suck my balls...Seriously...should acrobat reader have to dl 20mb worth of updates 2-3 times a month? And why does acrobat reader waste 100-200mb of my memory to open a PDF? And why does it talke 10-15seconds to open a PDF???

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jtrpop

Zzzzzzzz.  Not at the article, but at Adobe.  Microsoft Office Live Workspace http://workspace.officelive.com is a much better solution.  I used it plan and organize my last major event and it worked like a charm, and didn't cost me a dime.  That combined with Microsoft SharedView made for wonderful event planning collaboration.  (I have no affiliation with Microsoft)

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