Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader 8.  Later versions include support for Windows Vista.

Application Details:

Version: 8.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.14

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Test Results

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What works

Installation and viewing PDF files -- after editing the EULA registry key as explained in the HowTo.

What does not

  • File menu sometimes does not show text
  • Selecting "Preferences" from the Edit menu causes a page fault (crash)
  • Adobe Help Viewer shows a blank page (likely a limitation in Wine's built-in iexplore)
  • Software updates do not work. After downloading, it asks to shut down Acrobat to install update but doesn't make it any further.
  • Clicking a link to PDF file in Wine's iexplore implementation (Wine Gecko) does not work.
  • the EULA and "Beyond Adobe Reader" dialog boxes do not render correctly. This makes it necessary to edit the registry to accept the license agreement. (see howto below)


What was not tested

I only tested the basics of the reader such viewing documents and trying a few menu items. I'm sure I could find more ways to make it seg fault :)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Adobe uses iexplore in some dialog boxes to render HTML. Many of the limitations of running this version of Acrobat Reader in Wine are related to Wine's incomplete implementation of iexplore. ** At any rate, there are native Linux/Mac/Solaris versions of Adobe Reader with plugins that work in Linux/Mac/Solaris browsers. Use them instead if possible. **

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jul 23 20161.9.14Yes Yes PlatinumDarki 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 20 20161.6.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"Nov 20 20091.0.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 20 20081.1.5Yes Yes SilverTrisan 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 26 20081.1.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View

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