Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

Blogging about Windows since before Vista became a bad word

Adobe.com and IE7

Why the hell does Adobe.com always take F O R E V E R to load in IE7? WTF, man? Every single version for as long as I can remember. I don't know if it is Microsoft or Adobe causing the problem... but whoever it is, needs to fix it. I can't ever download Adobe Reader off the website the first time... UGH!!!

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  • dtmunir said:

    Hey Robert,

    I think you should definitely try FoxIt Pdf reader. Its blazing fast. I started using it about 2 months back, and theres been NO looking back at all. I dont even have Adobe Reader installed on my machines any more. In fact I even carry Foxit Pdf reader on my usb stick so I can avoid Adobe Reader (or more like Crap-Reader) wherever I go.

    Hope you enjoy it.

    Keep up the good work. Loving Windows-Now :)

    October 12, 2006 12:05 AM
  • Radeldudel said:

    Same here, the moment I found Foxit PDF reader I uninstalled Adobe's bloated Acrobat Reader from all my comps.

    Happy me, no more sloooooooow Acrobat Reader for me!

    October 12, 2006 4:28 AM
  • Jason Cox said:

    It's not just IE7, sitting on a fiber backbone at work running IE6/SP2 Adobe.com takes just as long to load (on days that it doesnt time out).

    October 12, 2006 5:13 AM
  • stubear said:

    At work the site takes forever in Safari and Firefox on OSX.4.  Not only that but the page builds on in wierd ways, loading the style sheets after the content has already begun to load.

    October 12, 2006 6:16 PM
  • jporter said:

    Running Vista 5744 with IE7. adobe site is fast as lightning and I can download first time straight away, never had this problem before...  :S

    October 13, 2006 1:30 PM
  • List244 said:

    Adobe is definitely slow for me as well. I avoid Adobe whenever possible. I agree with the others about using FoxIt PDF reader. Adobe's site loads extremely slow, and on my laptop, my computer almost freezes trying to load Acrobat Reader for a good minute.

    October 13, 2006 2:57 PM
  • stubear said:

    First of all, it appeared that Robert was having trouble loading Adobe.com not the Adobe Acrobat Reader.  It seems he was trying to download the reader and I think that's where most of you lost track.  Since the merger between Macromedia and Adobe the site has been "updated" for the worst.  They appear to have mashed the Adobe and Macromedia sites in an extremely poor fashion, from a design, technical and UI perspective.

    Second, Adobe is a company, not an app or site.  Adobe doesn't load slow or fast, period.  If you're going to refer to one of their products, do so.  I hate hearing people say my dumb things like "Adobe won't let me draw" or "Where's the text tool in my Adobe?"

    Third, since version 7, Acrobat has been extremely fast, both the Reader and full Professional edition (I use it all the time as a graphic designer).  It was a real eye opener to the difference between Acrobat 6 and 7.  I loathed opening .pdfs and actually altered my workflow to only open them as a last resort.  Vista seems to have done nothing to alter Acorbat's performance either.

    October 15, 2006 10:52 PM