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Florian Weimer 12-01-2008 04:16 PM

Why is acroread so popular?
 
* Petter Reinholdtsen:

> [Gunnar Wolf]
>> But anyway, and knowing this is not an Ubuntu list... Does anybody
>> know why on Earth is Acroread popular? Why isn't a PDF regularly
>> handled in a saner way with Evince (or kde-based lookalike) in some
>> distributions?
>
> It is also popular in Debian. I asked the same question over at
> debian-edu@, and got a lot of replies. I recommend looking at
> <URL:http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-edu@lists.debian.org/msg13528.html>
> for that thread.

For the record, I don't want Debian to be associated with Adobe
Reader, even if it's only through non-free. It's very hard to provide
any security support for Adobe software whatsoever because of their
absurd distribution policy (which may not be directly their fault
because they might have patent licenses with per-copy royalties, but
still).


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Scott Kitterman 12-01-2008 08:07 PM

Why is acroread so popular?
 
On Mon, 01 Dec 2008 18:16:03 +0100 Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

>For the record, I don't want Debian to be associated with Adobe
>Reader, even if it's only through non-free. It's very hard to provide
>any security support for Adobe software whatsoever because of their
>absurd distribution policy (which may not be directly their fault
>because they might have patent licenses with per-copy royalties, but
>still).


This is why it was removed from Ubuntu several releases ago.

Scott K


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