| By Fred Langa |
Over the years, Adobe Reader has grown from a 2.5MB program to a massive, 109MB installation.
Many competing PDF tools weigh in at a fraction of that size, suggesting that the Adobe product’s bulk is unnecessary.
Adobe Reader X causes trouble for another app
Reader Ron Ostrow joins the ranks of users frustrated by Adobe’s large, clunky, and sometimes buggy software.
- “After reading your Nov.10 Windows Secrets Top Story, ‘Putting Registry-/System-cleanup apps to the test’ (a very good article, by the way), I thought you might be interested in a problem I discovered concerning the newest version of Adobe Reader X.
“I was checking out a program that lets you take snapshots of your Registry and then display any differences between two saved snapshots. This program creates an .xml file and uses Internet Explorer to display its contents.
“I used it to take a snapshot of my system before installing Adobe Reader X and another after the installation was complete. I then told the program to show me the differences between these two snapshots in Internet Explorer 9. To my surprise, IE displayed only a blank page. I’ve made many other snapshots previously and never had this problem.