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Authored by: TheSpoonman on Jan 20, '05 10:29:59AM

Is 7 any faster than 6? I still use 5 on all of my machines because I can't be bothered to wait the 30-45 seconds it takes 6 to load everytime I accidently click a PDF link (even on my brand-new Powerbook!). 5 loads instantaneously.

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Authored by: robg on Jan 20, '05 11:09:30AM

Loading Reader 7 on either my PowerBook or my G5 is quite speedy; I downloaded and opened a 25+ page PDF on the PowerBook, and Reader 7 opened, ready to browse the document, in something under three seconds, maybe less (didn't time it; just eyeballed it and counted :) ).

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Authored by: maddys_daddy on Jan 20, '05 12:07:23PM

Yeah, but how much RAM do you have? For those of us who've been unable ($$) to upgrade our RAM from the factory 256MB (in my case, in an 867MHz PB G4), the loading is painfully slow. XRG shows that it's not the processor that's laboring away, ruling out processor speed as the issue, but HD activity and memory usage goes way up. Fortunately for me, my new RAM upgrade is in the mail. :D



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Authored by: robg on Jan 20, '05 01:00:14PM

That's definitely the major factor; both my machines are loaded with RAM (all third-party, none Apple-provided beyond the stock amount). 256MB is borderline unusable for even typical OS X usage, let alone browser plug-ins.

Apple really shouldn't sell machines with 256MB. OS X works best with 512MB or more...

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Authored by: prodok on Jan 21, '05 05:07:18PM

The first time Reader 7 (and also Acrobat 7) is loaded, it takes its time. The next time it is loaded, it is pretty fast.

Overall operating speed of Acrobat (Reader) 7 is about twice the one of Acrobat (Reader) 6.02. These numbers are tested with complex forms, something Acrobat (Reader) 6.02 is known to be extremely slow.



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Authored by: masjones on Jan 20, '05 12:47:53PM

I just installed on my PB G4 867 and it opened significantly faster than version 6. I have 384M RAM. I stopped uisng Reader because it was so slow. I like Preview but maybe this one will change my mind...

Also the Safari plugin is faster and more reliable (in limited uses so far) than the Schubert plug in.



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Authored by: Chris Haynes on Jan 20, '05 05:47:29PM

Have you tried to disable unwanted plugins in the Adobe Reader.app? Just get info on it, expand the "Plug-ins" section and un-tick the polug-ins you don't think you'll use. Seems to speed it up. I think this was a hint some time ago...?

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Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 24, '05 05:36:21PM

Where do you see this? I get info on the Reader app, and I see nothing about plug-ins. Could you be more specific?

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Authored by: tooki on Feb 16, '05 06:10:14PM

In my experience, Reader 7 launches and runs as fast as Preview. The speed increase over version 6 could hardly be larger. Adobe did a really good job making 7's speed up to par with both Preview and Reader on Windows.



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