Adobe Reader is afree cross-platform software that allows users to view/read PDF files and to search and print them. Adobe Reader also allows users to edit PDF documents or send them via emails.

It is supported by many Linux operating systems and is compatible with GNOME and KDE desktop environments. In this tutorial, we will see how to install Adobe Reader 9.5.5 in the follwing Linux-based systems:

1. Debian-based systems

You can install Adobe Reader on Debian 8/7 or any other Debian-based system using these commands:

su - 
wget -c http://goo.gl/QJLu77 -O AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386.deb 
dpkg --add-architecture i386 
apt-get update 
apt-get install libxml2:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386  libstdc++6:i386 
dpkg -i AdbeRdr9*.deb 
apt-get -f install

2. RPM-based systems

To install Adobe Reader on an RPM-based system (Fedora 21/20, OpenSUSE 13.2, Mageia, etc.), run these commands:

wget -c http://goo.gl/xuGrMn -O AdbeRdr9.5.5_linux_enu.rpm 
rpm -ivh AdbeRdr9.5.5_linux_enu.rpm

3. Other Linux Platforms

For other Linux platforms (RHEL-based --> CentOS, Oracle Linux, etc.), you may install Adobe Reader using these commands:

wget -c http://goo.gl/0MXyU7 -O adobe-reader.bin 
chmod +x adobe-reader.bin 

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  1. the option 2 fail for dependencies in OPesSuse 13.2 but using zypper the the dependencies are resolved,,,
    zypper in AdbeRdr9.5.5_linux_enu.rpm