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Sumatra PDF

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Hey,

I was reading the security thread and I was reading how Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader are huge security risks. I was thinking of getting another PDF reader instead.

Is Sumatra PDF more secure then ADOBE PDF? Is this the recommended PDF viewer? I also heard of Foxit but apparently that has taken a downturn lately?


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    FodderFodder Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sumatra is basically what foxit was before it turned terrible. It's really lightweight and a bit feature-bare compared to the other two, but I definitely prefer it. I can't really speak to its safety, but I've not really ever had an issue with a pdf.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ehh Foxit's not horrible as far as I'm concerned. Launches instantly, tabbed document viewing, what else do you need?

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    ImpersonatorImpersonator Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yeah, Foxit's pretty good.

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    Rigor MortisRigor Mortis Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I prefer Sumatra by a long shot. Foxit is tolerable. Adobe is binary schiesse.

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    Dark ShroudDark Shroud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    As long as it's not a flaw in the pdf spec most other programs will be more secure than Adobe Reader.

    I use Foxit.

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    RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I used Foxit until it continued to offer me updates even after I told it not to. Randomly browsing a pdf and bam! Parts of Foxit want to update. Much gnashing of teeth, followed by uninstalling Foxit and installing Sumatra.

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    Dark ShroudDark Shroud Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Another free Adobe alternative is PDF-XChange Viewer.

    http://www.docu-track.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    FOXIT SOLD OUT MAN
    they were much cooler before they signed with a major

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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ehh Foxit's not horrible as far as I'm concerned. Launches instantly, tabbed document viewing, what else do you need?

    not to be asked to install toolbars on installation and update

    it just gives it a crapware vibe

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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I use Sumatra as opposed to Acrobat because for some reason Adobe thinks it's entitled to 400MB of hard disk space and a twenty second startup time just to read fucking .pdfs

    Than there is Sumatra, which starts up instantly and can fit on a floppy disc.

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    SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    my major criticism of sumatra is that the icon and site color scheme are something only an open source programmer could love

    red on bright yellow is just eye-bleeding

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