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Add info for Windows Visa? Adobe Reader XI is not "officially" suported but can still be installed.

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    Copied from my post here: /forums/contributors/709947?#post-58251


    Gingerbread Man said

    Here's an actual example where I posted direct links. Mozilla's plug-in checker complains that Adobe Reader is insecure and outdated. Adobe.com doesn't make the latest version available to Vista users, despite the fact that it seems to work fine under that OS. So what choice is there besides posting the direct links?

    Here is what I found on Adobe's forum:

    I've added information on that to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Adobe_Reader#Installing_Adobe_Reader ...which now includes the following:


    <snip>
    The full, offline installer is available from the Adobe Reader Distribution page.
    <snip>
    Alternately, review the Adobe Reader system requirements, go to the Adobe Reader FTP site and download the installer for your operating system and language. For example, to download the Adobe Reader XI (version 11.0.06) English-US installer for Windows, go to ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.06/en_US/ and save the file "AdbeRdr11006_en_US.exe" to your computer.

    Note: Adobe Reader XI is not officially supported on Windows Vista but can still be installed. See the Adobe forum thread Reader XI not available for Windows Vista. Why? for more information.


    In your case, I would have linked to both of the Adobe forum threads above and then linked to the FTP site that INCLUDES the exe link.

    Copied from my post here: [/forums/contributors/709947?#post-58251] ----- ''Gingerbread Man said'' <blockquote> Here's an actual example where I posted direct links. Mozilla's plug-in checker complains that Adobe Reader is insecure and outdated. Adobe.com doesn't make the latest version available to Vista users, despite the fact that it seems to work fine under that OS. So what choice is there besides posting the direct links? * https://support.mozilla.org/questions/988948 </blockquote> Here is what I found on Adobe's forum: * http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1336141 Offline installer for Adobe Reader * http://forums.adobe.com/message/4822684 Reader XI not available for Windows Vista. Why? I've added information on that to http://kb.mozillazine.org/Adobe_Reader#Installing_Adobe_Reader ...which now includes the following: ----- <snip> <br> The full, offline installer is available from the [http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/ Adobe Reader Distribution] page. <br> <snip> <br> Alternately, review the [http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/tech-specs.html Adobe Reader system requirements], go to the [ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/ Adobe Reader FTP site] and download the installer for your operating system and language. For example, to download the Adobe Reader XI (version 11.0.06) English-US installer for Windows, go to ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.06/en_US/ and save the file "AdbeRdr11006_en_US.exe" to your computer. '''Note:''' Adobe Reader XI is not officially supported on Windows Vista but can still be installed. See the Adobe forum thread [http://forums.adobe.com/message/4822684 Reader XI not available for Windows Vista. Why?] for more information. ----- In your case, I would have linked to both of the Adobe forum threads above and then linked to the FTP site that INCLUDES the exe link.
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