Hello, I'm an air ambulance pilot and I'm donating several desktop pcs to a rural school in a mountainous province in the Philippines. I bought them by bulk in Hong Kong and some of them are low end. I was wondering what version of adobe reader works well with low end pcs? The latest versions make the low end pcs crawl in performance. The pcs are using windows xp os.
I have no problems with Reader 8 (8.1.7) on one of my low-end systems. If your machines can run Windows XP, then I'd say Reader 8 is fine.
I use Reader 9 only on newer systems.
Consider other PDF readers. I recommend the free Foxit Reader for old computers it's small and fast and doesn't carry all the garbage and vulnerabilities of the Adobe software.