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  1. #181


    BELGIUM
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Well, I must be doing something right, then, because they've never caused me any, and I mean any, problem. The odd issues I have had, have been directly attributable to other sources.
    I'm not disputing your veracity.
    I don't think that I've ever been hit by them either.

    However on my PC:

    • Flash is blocked by NoScript in Firefox
    • Java is only installed in one of my VMs
    • I don't use:
      • Adobe Reader
      • Quicktime
      • iTunes



    I didn't get hit by Conficker or TDL4.
    Does that mean they aren't real?
    That you do not use Adobe i can understand, but what like me,i need Adobe and do not want to pay for it. Afterall one never had to pay for it. What can ik do if someone sent me a mail with an Adebe attachment.....

    Jeff

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  2. #182


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Can't understand how not having a problem with something can somehow be wrong...
    I can't speak for anyone else, but this statement, "But I have no doubt that neither Flash nor Java are anywhere near the 'threat' that some would have us believe.", seemed to suggest that you believed that Flash and Java vulnerabilities were imaginary/hype.

    If that isn't what you meant, I apologise.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    That you do not use Adobe i can understand, but what like me,i need Adobe and do not want to pay for it. Afterall one never had to pay for it. What can ik do if someone sent me a mail with an Adebe attachment.....
    That depends on what you mean by "Adobe attachment".

    W8 has built-in pdf support.

    There are multiple free pdf readers:
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  3. #183


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Lehnerus2000 wrote:
    I can't speak for anyone else, but this statement, "But I have no doubt that neither Flash nor Java are anywhere near the 'threat' that some would have us believe.", seemed to suggest that you believed that Flash and Java vulnerabilities were imaginary/hype.

    If that isn't what you meant, I apologise.
    No, I meant that they were probably over-blamed, not non-existent or imaginary.

    All good.


    Wenda.
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  4. #184


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    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    "Windows 8 has built-in pdf support."

    Well Lehnerus, i also have to convert an Excel docu to PDF since some do not use MS Office, but Open Office.


    But will try one of your suggestions

    thanks

    Jeff
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  5. #185


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    "Windows 8 has built-in pdf support."

    Well Lehnerus, i also have to convert an Excel docu to PDF since some do not use MS Office, but Open Office.
    Isn't there a MS add-on for Office that allows files to be saved in pdf format?

    I think that Foxit Reader adds "Save as pdf" to Office.
    That might only be in Word though.

    I'm in Linux Mint at the moment, so I can't check.
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  6. #186


    With Flash and Java I only had technical issues but security ones never. Just keep my system locked tight with AV etc.
    Agreed that Adobe Reader is a clunky one but there's so many other ones that are much better. Office 2013 can open and write PDF files and there's other ones that install as a printer and when you print as a file with it you can open end edit them with other programs.
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  7. #187


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    "Windows 8 has built-in pdf support."

    Well Lehnerus, i also have to convert an Excel docu to PDF since some do not use MS Office, but Open Office.
    Both Microsoft Office and Open Office support reading each others formats, Even OpenXML. Why would you need to convert to pdf?
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  8. #188


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Mystere sometimes i get mails with a PDF attachment, so i need to open that.

    Also i invoices towards my clients and they always ask a PDF document.




    Lehnerus you are right Foxit is fast and client friendly, use that now instead of Adobe.


    Jeff
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  9. #189


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Lehnerus you are right Foxit is fast and client friendly, use that now instead of Adobe.
    I've used Foxit Reader for ~5 years.

    I installed the latest version yesterday.
    It does have an option (during the installation) to add a "Save as pdf" option to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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  10. #190


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Lehnerus you are right Foxit is fast and client friendly, use that now instead of Adobe.
    I've used Foxit Reader for ~5 years.

    I installed the latest version yesterday.
    It does have an option (during the installation) to add a "Save as pdf" option to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    I have updated to the latest version of Foxit Reader weeks ago and I was quite happy of how they utilized the ribbon interface and it even lets you choose whether to display the traditional menu UI or the ribbon UI. I preferred the ribbon UI and they also did great with the clean modern design, inspired by Windows 8. I use the black skin but to me, it even looks better than how MS did their "modern" design because theirs was "too flat" for me. PDFs shown on Windows Explorer that has the latest Foxit as the default reader would show really awesome orange icons too.

    I only started using Foxit less than 2 years ago and liked it better than Adobe Reader was and recommended it to my mates because it was far more lightweight.

    I remembered that moment last year when I was having a presentation and had to open a PDF with Adobe Reader since it came preinstalled with my netbook. I accidentally clicked or pressed something and it tilted the portrait page sideways and I couldn't get it back to normal view so they tried to help me get it back, using some of our precious time. They all laughed at me instead of being angry. One of my mates speculated that I was used to Foxit and that made me dumb with Adobe Reader. That was one heck of a gloomy afternoon.
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