Installing Adobe PDF Reader on Linux (Ubuntu)

Though the default (Evince) in Ubuntu is very good PDF reader, but still if you miss the good ol’ Acrobat PDF reader then here it goes !
Though Adobe has officially stopped Acrobat Reader Updates / Support for Linux (link here -> http://linuxg.net/adobe-will-no-longer-release-adobe-reader-for-linux-however-adobe-reader-is-still-installable-on-ubuntu-and-debian/ )
One can still install Acrobat PDF Reader (version 9.x) on Linux (here on Ubuntu)

  • Via Ubuntu Advanced Packaging Tool (APT)
    (Ctrl+Shift+T) to open a Terminal window
  • sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner”
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install acroread
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    ….
    Preparing to unpack …/acroread_9.5.5-1precise1_i386.deb …
    Unpacking acroread (9.5.5-1precise1) …
    Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) …
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) …
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index…
    Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) …
    Setting up acroread-bin (9.5.5-1precise1) …
    Setting up acroread (9.5.5-1precise1) …
    No LSB modules are available.
    No LSB modules are available.
  • A DOS like window will appear asking to assign Acrobat as the default PDF reader, select YES to open PDF files in Acrobat 9.5.5 by default when double clicked in GNOME Explorer.

Enjoy !   Screenshot 2015-04-01 23:31:40

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