I know very little about Linux. In fact I have some bash shell books and just now got finished installing a unix shell interpreter on my Windows Vista 64-bit machine.
But given the 32-bit situation on my machine most of my programs are running in 32-bit mode on the 64-bit platform. I am wondering if Linux allows the same flexibility, being able to run 32-bit Adobe products in some sort of emulation mode on 64-bit machines?
Thnx for responding.
I have two 64 bit Windows machines (Vista, w7), and they run Adobe
Reader well. On ubuntuforums.org, there are various suggestions for
running Adobe Reader as 32 bit on 64 bit Ubuntu. However, my download of
32 bit AR for Ubuntu halted just before installation, with message about
wrong architecture. I'm not the only one asking this question re: AR 64
in Ubuntu - and some of the previously offered work-arounds are already
What happens on Ubuntu forums is that inevitably various people suggest
Evince, which I've tried, but which doesn't have some of the features in
AR - eg, the ability to copy from within one column on a page that has
two columns. Until Adobe catches up with 64 bit AR, I'll probably have
to do some tasks on my w7 machines (and the Vista becomes w7 tomorrow or
Please post questions about Linux version in the forum for Adobe Reader for Unix.