Re: [R] Adobe Reader V7.0 for Unix/Linux Available

From: Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz_at_medanalytics.com>
Date: Fri 18 Mar 2005 - 01:39:00 EST

All,

A couple of updates here:

  1. According to a post on the Fedora lists this morning and an article at:

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/57616

the version 7.0 Adobe Reader that I referenced in my original post is still a _Pre-Release_ version, NOT the final version.

If accurate, it would seem that there was some special arrangement made for a particular Adobe customer and the link for the RPM and binary installer managed to become public. This would help to explain why there was no information on the Adobe site about this (notwithstanding the various other online articles characterizing this as a release version).

2. In checking the Adobe site this morning, the Pre-Release Linux version 7.0 is indeed now listed in the pull-down menu on the Reader download page. Both the RPM and the binary installer are listed as options.

So it would seem that perhaps Adobe has reacted to the inevitability of the publicity of this version and now made it generally available.

So far, I have been using this version without problems. However, since it is a Pre-Release version, there may be as yet other unidentified issues.

My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.

Marc Schwartz



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