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

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation:
    • installer used: AdbeRdr811_en_US.exe, Oct 11  2007, md5sum b988581964ac4f5343cd0bb27c8d98b3
    • Command:
      wine AdbeRdr811_en_US.exe
    • Comment:
      Near the start of the installation, a window popped up complaining of a missing component (which one!?), offered to install it, successfully installed it (that is why I don't remember what it was) and proceeded with the Adobe Reader installation.
  • zoom (fit width/height, fit visible, %),
  • copy (both Select tool and Snapshot tool),
  • rotation,
  • sending to printer,
  • Full Screen Mode,
  • opening default browser app when a hyperlink in the document is clicked,
  • send filled form (HTML Form URLENCODED, POST method) to the URL defined by button in the form,
  • calculations (use Form fields, print out result in a field),
  • bookmarks,
  • Find (Ctrl F) and Search (Shift Ctrl F).

What does not


What was not tested

Whatever is not mentioned in "What works" was not tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Installation created two links on the desktop: Adobe Reader 8.lnk Adobe Reader 8.desktop

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian 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
6775 Sony CD Architect 5.2 crashes on startup (msxml domdoc_createTextNode should access/treat input BSTR data as wide-character string) CLOSED FIXED View
9519 Adobe Reader 8.1 (and Acrobat Pro 8): Unable to accept License (window.external object) CLOSED FIXED View
9520 Adobe Reader 8.1: License not visible (html-page) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
9994 mshtml: No icons visible in the Adobe Reader 8.1 "First Run" - Advertisement CLOSED FIXED View
11849 Adobe Acrobat Pro 6 & 7 / Adobe Reader 6 & 7 -- Updates fail CLOSED FIXED View
13359 Adobe Reader 8 plugin crashes on EULA in Firefox 3 [dogfood] CLOSED FIXED View
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
15609 Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 crashes with mouse over embedded comments CLOSED ABANDONED View
16373 Adobe Reader 8.1 can't open "Beyond Adobe Reader" CLOSED FIXED View
16805 Adobe Acrobat can't connect to password server CLOSED DUPLICATE View
18958 Adobe Reader 9 has a divide by zero error during install CLOSED FIXED View
36024 Adobe Reader 8.1.1 fails to install CLOSED FIXED View

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