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Post Posted July 1st, 2008, 4:00 pm

Today Adobe released Acrobat 9 bundled with AdobeAIR.(How long until Mozilla says something about that too?)

But I find it rather odd that it asks you to install an extension when you download. It doesn't explain much about why it wants to install an extension unless its a remote install option like Java does.
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Post Posted July 1st, 2008, 4:33 pm

Another reason to use Foxit, perhaps.... :)
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Post Posted July 1st, 2008, 9:41 pm

Do they have Acrobat 9 for Linux? The latest I saw today was still version 8...
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Post Posted July 2nd, 2008, 5:32 am

I don't want or need Adobe.com or AdobeAir - can the reader be installed without that?

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Post Posted July 2nd, 2008, 9:31 am

From the extension's install.rdf:
<em:name>Adobe DLM (powered by getPlus(R))</em:name>
<em:description>The getPlus(R) Download-, Upload- and Installation Manager is a sophisticated tool for an efficient distribution of digital goods.</em:description>
<em:creator>NOS Microsystems Ltd.</em:creator>
<em:homepageURL>http://www.nosltd.com/</em:homepageURL>

http://www.nosltd.com/index.php?option= ... &Itemid=26

@Littlemutt: Just install the whole package (it's going to anyway - no choice given) then remove both Acrobat.com and Adobe AIR from Add/Remove Programs.
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Post Posted July 2nd, 2008, 11:11 am

http://www.f-secure.com/

alerted me midway though installing adobe reader 9 and asked if i wanted to let it launch the installer for adobe air i choose no

and now i have adobe reader 9 without adobe air

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Post Posted July 2nd, 2008, 7:17 pm

^ Same goes for Comodo Firewall when the installer tried to stealthy connect to the AdobeAIR server.
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Post Posted September 18th, 2008, 9:18 am

Littlemutt wrote:I don't want or need Adobe.com or AdobeAir - can the reader be installed without that?


You can get the Adobe Reader 9 without AIR or adobe.com at ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.0/enu/AdbeRdr90_en_US_Std.exe

Cheers!

(I know this is a really late response, but I figured others may like to have an unbundled installer. :)

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Post Posted September 18th, 2008, 10:52 am

daihard wrote:Do they have Acrobat 9 for Linux? The latest I saw today was still version 8...


On there ftp, the latest i see is 8.1.2. So nope.
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