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Difference between Adobe Reader and Acrobat Reader

Mar 17, 2009 10:24 AM

This morning I tried to open a PDF file (through Firefox) and a message came up asking to update the Reader because the pdf file might not display properly. I went to the Adobe/Acrobat website and downloaded & installed Adobe Reader 9.

Now I have both "Acrobat Reader 5.0" and "Adobe Reader 9" icons on my desktop. I also checked under "Start/All Programs" and under Control Panel's "Add/Remove Programs" and I have both programs. I'm afraid to delete what I think is the older version of the program (Acrobat Reader 5.0) because I don't know if the two programs differ in scope or whatever.

Is Adobe Reader 9 the new version of Acrobat Reader 5.0? If so, how come the new version didn't delete the older version?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

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    Mar 17, 2009 11:36 AM   in reply to (Luis_García)
    Yes, they are both the same product although version 5 is super old. I don't know why it wasn't uninstalled by Reader 9.

    You might get away with just uninstalling version 5 but I'd be inclined to uninstall both and then re-install 9 just to be safe.

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    Mar 20, 2009 4:59 AM   in reply to (Luis_García)
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    Mar 20, 2009 11:30 AM   in reply to (Luis_García)
    I need to Install Adobe Reader in INTEL SOLARIS 10
    What file I will Donload?

    Tank You
    Please send answer for
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