Adobe Reader 7.0 for Solaris on SPARC

Adobe has updated their Adobe Reader software for Solaris on SPARC to the latest version, version 7.0.

Now, if we can just get them to recompile it for Solaris on x86. That's all that it should take.

You could still get version 4.0.5 of Adobe Reader for Solaris on x86 from their FTP server last I checked. They had pulled it from the main download page due to a security bug in it that they didn't want to fix. At the time, not updating the Solaris on x86 binary probably made sense to them because I think it was around the same time that Sun had announced that Solaris 9 on x86 wasn't going to happen. Still, the 4.0.5 version was on their FTP server the last that I checked, but for some reason I can't seem to find where that is at the moment.

Maybe OpenSolaris will encourage them to put up 7.0 for Solaris on x86.

Comments:

Is Sun completely powerless here? Could the CEO of Sun not contact the CEO of Adobe and have them support Solaris x86 or something that effect?

Posted by Anonymous on December 21, 2005 at 07:34 AM CST #

Having an outdated acrobat reader is one of the few things that keep my Solaris 10 laptop from being a perfect environment. The open source versions all have issues and the 4.0.x version from Adobe won't open some of the newer files. I'd be willing to contribute to a fund if that would convince Adobe to do a port.

Posted by William Hathaway on December 21, 2005 at 12:05 PM CST #

Ftp site is: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/

Posted by cinntonic on October 24, 2007 at 04:58 PM CDT #

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