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  •  Foxit Reader (8+ / 0-)

    It's a smaller and lighter way to read PDFs than Adobe Reader and it's free (last time I looked anyway). You want small and light on an older machine.

    There are security problems with older software, which would otherwise be just the thing. New software tends to demand other newer software in a perpetual tangle. You can mitigate these with NoScript, but that breaks several high-profile web sites and requires constant fiddling.

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    by Dogs are fuzzy on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:39:15 AM PDT

    •  I was trying to impart that this will get heavy (2+ / 0-)
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      IB JOHN, ladybug53

      Use when I said tens of thousands of pages a day. I wasn't kidding. I need something that can keep up with Spock basically. An iPad is not sufficient so I think a reader would be less so.

      •  Foxit reader is a PDF reading program that (1+ / 0-)
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        jabney

        replaces Adobe and does it with style...tiny footprint in comparison and blinding fast compared to Adobe reader....

        Any system can handle it but it works best for me in firefox.....

        I finally broke down and got a refurbished online, 1 terabyte hd, 4 gig ram exp to 16,  windows 7 and a 3 year warranty for 269........

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        by buddabelly on Tue May 07, 2013 at 11:27:54 AM PDT

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      •  One of my recommendations was going to be (0+ / 0-)

        to get/use "Foxit Reader " also.
        If I/we understand that you are having problems with your browser rendering pdf's effectively.
        The Adobe pdf reader is still a dog, Foxit Reader is way better, even better is PDF-XChange Viewer.
        All of them (and any other) 'attach' themselves into your browser(s) as a plugin/control, with your permission as to a file type association.

        Another suggestion would be to use the Opera browser, simply the best browser, and most capable and reliable. Opera originated "tabs" and many other features, and can support hundreds of them if you have the RAM.

        And of course, with all that surfing, you had better have the best firewall and anti-malware suite possible.
        That surfing is probably why your computer is hosed, it probably just needs a good cleanup, unless your hardware is failing.

        My pick is Comodo Internet Security and Microsoft Security Essentials.
        Along with a couple of other additional on demand ones like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, SpywareBlaster, and Spybot - Search & Destroy.

        Some other excellent software comes from Piriform, free apps like Defraggler, CCleaner, Recuva and Speccy.

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        by Bluefin on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:33:10 PM PDT

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        •  I like Opera, too. (0+ / 0-)

          It has its quirks, but it seems to leak less than anything else.

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          by raboof on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:39:00 AM PDT

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