Apple Adds Anti-Hacker Features to QuickTime

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  1. ronjor

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    Well, this is nice and all, but it only works on Vista, and QT still sucks. IMO Win/Real Media and QT should all be put to sleep, Flash video is the future! :argh:
     
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    ASLR isn't available in XP.
    Adobe Flash was the weapon used to crack a Vista machine in a recent hacker contest.
     
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    Yes I know, but I wasn´t trying to say that it´s safer, I´m just saying that it´s way better, I really hate the slow loading Win/Real/QT media controls, Flash Video works a lot more smoothly. :)
     
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    For me, they're all equally ugly.
     
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    I lack knowlege on these tools.

    As an XP user I would like to know what is "safest" and "works" only.

    What are the alternatives for us? If I block/remove Adobe what should I replace it with. I have lots of pdf files I want to use from time to time.

    When I want to read a news video with pictures I have to use some software?

    I'm confused again, :oops: What is the advice?
     
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    Free PDF readers/viewers:
    - PDF-XChange Viewer (my favourite)
    - Foxit Reader
    - Sumatra PDF (Open Source)
    - Cool PDF Reader
    There are tons of video players (Media Player Classic, VLC, KMPlayer, Zoom Player, GOM Player, WMP, etc)
     
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    Merci lucas1985!

    I only need one of each type or is that wrong?:doubt:
     
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    Yup, choose a PDF reader and a media/video player. You may have to install some codecs (FFDShow and this one)
     
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    Foxit is your answer for handling pdf files. It's what I use and it works 100% better then Adobe.

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
     
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