Adobe recently updated its Web site with new info about
Acrobat Reader 5.0. The software can now be downloaded from Adobe’s Web site. Although the installer runs in Classic, the application is Carbonized to run natively in OS X.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 makes it possible for Mac user to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files created using the full, commercial version of Adobe Acrobat 5.0. Although the Reader software will not allow you to edit files, it does enable you to fill in and submit PDF forms created with Acrobat.
News first began to circulate late yesterday that Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader 5.0 software was available for download — it was available from Adobe’s FTP servers, initially. The link above takes to you Adobe’s Web site, where more general information about Reader.
The first download itself consists of a small installer application. When configured, the application then performs an installation of the complete (and considerably larger) Acrobat Reader 5.0 software.
System requirements for Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 call for a PowerPC-equipped Mac; Mac OS 8.6 or better (including Mac OS X); 64MB RAM; 24MB available HD space (70MB more needed for Asian font support). Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 is free to download and use.