Adobe Systems Inc.
released Monday the Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader 2.0 for Mac, a beta version of its freeware software for reading PDF-based eBook content. English and Japanese versions are available.
The Reader displays the pages of an electronic book in full color much like printed material. The eBook Reader can rotate the single or two-page display to match the traditional reading experience on a laptop computer. Features include full-text search capability, text highlights and annotation. Sub-pixel font rendering improves clarity of on-screen text for LCD displays. With eBooks, users can buy books online through retailers such as Barnes&Noble.com
The beta Reader for Mac requires users to be running a PowerPC-based Mac, Mac OS 9 or newer, QuickTime version 4 or newer, Netscape Communicator 4.x or later, or Internet Explorer version 4 or 5 or later.
In addition to the release of Reader, Adobe also has made available its Content Server that secures and sells Adobe PDF-based eBooks. For online book publishers, retailers or distributors, the Adobe Content Server features packaging, protection, distribution, and sale of Adobe PDF-based eBooks. The Adobe Content Server 2.0 will be available in English for the Windows platform only.
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