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ChairWalker



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: WHY Adobe reader for eBook ? Reply with quote

I feel this is such a silly question but, currently running Tiger, I never had to download a reader to read a PDF document. Why can't I buy the eBook and just read it without Tiger's default reader (Preview) ?

I found your site/book 3 hours ago and I went to every section of this site (and spent my whole evening on osxbook.com). One thing is sure: I'm getting a copy of the book, either an electronic or paper copy.

Just can't wait.
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xorandor



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: WHY Adobe reader for eBook ? Reply with quote

ChairWalker wrote:
I feel this is such a silly question but, currently running Tiger, I never had to download a reader to read a PDF document. Why can't I buy the eBook and just read it without Tiger's default reader (Preview) ?


The eBook is encrypted and cannot be read using Preview.
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danchr



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:52 am    Post subject: Re: WHY Adobe reader for eBook ? Reply with quote

xorandor wrote:
The eBook is encrypted and cannot be read using Preview.

I have no idea how PDF encryption works, but no DRM scheme is unbreakable, so if you can view it, you should be able to convert it to a format suitable for Preview.
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xorandor



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:42 am    Post subject: Re: WHY Adobe reader for eBook ? Reply with quote

danchr wrote:
xorandor wrote:
The eBook is encrypted and cannot be read using Preview.

I have no idea how PDF encryption works, but no DRM scheme is unbreakable, so if you can view it, you should be able to convert it to a format suitable for Preview.


Not that I support DRM (I wish the eBook is just sold as a plain PDF), but doesn't that converted copy become illegal to even own?
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