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January 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm #249974
Because I’m fed up with forced and unsolicited installations. The era of Flash is over and Foxit reader is perfectly fine for pdf. Big corp, stop being malicious! And don’t just install adware into a person’s browser.January 13, 2017 at 8:44 am #249996
Yeah I dropped Adobe from my home computer for similar reasons a little while ago. GIMP and Inkscape are good replacements for Photoshop and Illustrator.
The only thing I haven’t found a suitable replacement for is InDesign, but that shouldn’t really affect you if you’re not doing print design.January 13, 2017 at 8:51 am #249999January 13, 2017 at 9:06 am #250001
@Atelierbram I’m running them on a windows machine, I just like that they’re free and open source, and pretty much as powerful as their Adobe counterparts.
I do have a machine that’s running Ubuntu, but it’s a 13-year old laptop. I pretty much only use it for playing old games on emulators.
fun stuff :DJanuary 13, 2017 at 9:09 am #250002January 13, 2017 at 9:25 am #250006Alex ZaworskiParticipant
Is this in response to the Chrome extension they tried to force install? Happened to me last round of updates. Unfortunately it’s not really feasible for me to just move away from Adobe completely.January 13, 2017 at 9:32 am #250008
in response to the Chrome extension
Indeed, but it’s more like the straw and a certain camel’s back. I’ve had a similar experience where I uninstalled Flash from Firefox and it reinstalled itself! Also, Flash software in general is the only thing that managed to crash my previous desktop.
I’m fine with PSP (last good version) and Inkscape for image design for the rest. I may need that old version of Acrobat I have around (not installed) for when I have to do more complicated manipulations on PDFs though.January 13, 2017 at 9:37 am #250009Alex ZaworskiParticipant
I’m pretty sure Acrobat was the culprit— and only the non-CC version. I have CC installed on my work laptop as well as my home laptop but not on my desktop (which is where I was having problems).January 13, 2017 at 9:47 am #250010
I haven’t heard of that project, but it looks cool. Good to see microsoft is making an effort to keep windows a viable option for developers.January 13, 2017 at 10:05 am #250012
On the other hand, I’m not choosing Windows 10 for similar reasons I got rid of the Adobe installations…
That project does look very interesting though.
If I have to, I’ll stick with the old non-cloudy Acrobat version I have and only use it offline for projects I’m sure are trustworthy. Probably wouldn’t be very smart to open random PDFs on the net with it.
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