Ubuntu – How to install Adobe Reader X in Ubuntu


I want to install Adobe Reader X (10 or 11) in my system. But there is no native application available for Linux. After doing Google I have seen that Adobe Reader 10.1.14 is given gold rating with Wine 1.5.19. But when I have tried, the installation is going fine without any error, but I could not find the Adobe Reader in menu. So I have tried it through PlayOnLinux and getting error that "wine crashed". I really need the Adobe Reader x as Adobe Reader 9 does not support lots of commenting and writing tools of Adobe Reader x. Please help me to install it.

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. I have tried to install Adobe Reader 10.1.14 and 11.0.01 with Wine 1.4 and 1.5.19 through PlayOnLinux.

Best Answer

I'm not sure if you can accept this as a valid answer, but since what you want is a feature-rich PDF viewer program with "lots of commenting and writing tools of Adobe Reader x" I think you would be very happy with PDF-XChange Viewer.

It actually offers more features than Acrobat Reader using a much smaller disk space and memory!

You can either install it under Wine or - if you encounter any installation problems -simply download the Portable version and then create your own Launcher manually.

I've been using it with various versions of Ubuntu and Wine for a long-time, including the current Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit and the latest Wine version.


The new PDF-XChange Editor (which supersedes the PDF-XChange Viewer) works better under Wine with more or less the same features in the Free version.

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