One of the main reasons people don't like using Acrobat Reader for viewing PDFs is that it has historically been a popular target for hackers (and the updates that might prevent attacks are often slow and intrusive). However, according to Adobe itself, since the release of version 10 last year the number of vulnerabilities identified and exploited has dropped dramatically. The bad news? Those hackers are now looking towards Flash.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Acrobat Reader can often be a source of annoyance, and one challenge is getting it to work on 64-bit systems -- but you can get the job done with a simple registry fix.
Windows only: PDF Download, the previously mentioned Firefox extension that improves web-page-to-PDF saving, is out with a version for Internet Explorer. Along with the features offered in the Firefox extension, the newest version for both browsers adds control over the margins of any PDFs you create from your browser. A screenshot at the developers' page shows Evernote functionality, but I couldn't find the option in my installation. Firefox users have a wider range of PDF tools than Internet Explorer through the add-on community, of course, so the Internet Explorer extension is a valuable tool for anyone who feels chained to a slow-loading, multi-nagging Adobe Acrobat installation. PDF Download is a free download for Firefox (all platforms) and Internet Explorer (Windows only).PDF Download 2.1