Adobe has released the latest version of it’s popular PDF reading program Adobe Reader X.
Adobe had announced the upcoming version of their Acrobat Family of Products last month with a new feature that provides better security via “Protected mode.” This feature is enabled by default in Adobe Reader X.
Protected Mode is a sandboxing technology based on Microsoft’s Practical Windows Sandboxing technique. It is similar to the Google Chrome sandbox and Microsoft Office 2010 Protected Viewing Mode.
With Protected Mode enabled, all PDF file operations will run in a restricted manner inside a confined environment, the “sandbox”. So, if you open a PDF document which has scripts include that may try to change your computer’s file system or registry settings the “Protected Mode” will protect you against it.
Reader X is also tightly integrated with Adobe SendNow, an online file sharing service. Using this service you will be able to send the PDF document you are reading to anyone without having to launch an email client. Other than PDF this service also allows you to send images and other office documents.
Adobe Reader X Features:
- View and interact PDF files with that contain even wider variety of content types, including drawings, email messages, spreadsheets,videos and other multimedia elements
- Make note and share with others by making PDF documents using the sticky notes and highlighter tools.
- Choose reading mode to fit more content on the screen or two-up mode to view page spreads. Use keyboard shortcuts like print, zoom, and find with tin the browser.
- Take advantage of added security of protected mode in reader, which helps ensure safer viewing of PDF files.
- Directly access online services at acrobat.com from with in Reader X. perform common tasks such as creating PDF files, securely sharing and storing document, and screen-sharing.
- Expand PDF access via mobile devices with free Adobe Reader for Android Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Adobe Reader X is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. You can get it here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ or use the direct links provided below:
Update: Adobe Reader X for Linux is not available, but you can download previous versions of Adobe Reader for Linux from here.