Adobe has released version 6 of Acrobat Reader. When you launch it, you will notice a few things:
- The splash screen has a cool effect: it’s a classic rectangular box, but the swirly image on it flows off its edges. Very nice.
- There are about 47 zillion patents listed on the box. Do we really need to list all the patents specifically, in the splash screen? Am I (or my lawyer) scribbling these down while the app launches? Let’s not get ridiculous.
- You have a lot of time to notice all this stuff, because there’s a line at the bottom listing all of the plug-ins getting loaded.
I know Adobe has been positioning Acrobat as more than just a document reader, but let’s face it: for the vast majority of us, it is just a document reader.
Fortunately, Darrell Norton tells us how to make Acrobat 6 load faster. (Basically, just take away most of its plug-ins). In case you are worried that you actually want some of these plug-ins, he also follows up with descriptions of what the plug-ins do.