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  • 5.0 stars

    "Much better than Adobe PDF Reader"

    January 21, 2006  |   By CableguyTK


    Its free.

    It is MUCH lighter on RAM usage than Adobe.

    Loads MUCH faster than Adobe.

    Works fine in Internet Explorer, just like Adobe.

    Requires no install. Can be copied to a USB flash drive and used anywhere.


    Doesn't work in any other browser except Internet Explorer. Sure you can download the PDF's and read them in the program, but you can't assoicate the PDF filetype with Foxit and then have Foxit open WITHIN FireFox or Opera. It only does that for Internet Explorer.

    No installation. The program comes in a file. I would prefer there to be an installer to copy the file to the Program Files folder for me, and associate the PDF filetype with the program.

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