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reliable pdf site?

before buying an old book, i always look if there are free to use pdf version of them online..

this one points to a website:
http://www.pdfebooksd.com/healing-gifts-of-the-spirit-the-PDF2-366232/
where it asks me to download a download tool to download the pdf..

should that be fishy? (that they would not allow to download, inspite of saying it is free)..

can you give your review on the above link & site  please?
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> should that be fishy?

Yes! I don't know that particular site, but in my opinion, you should be able to download a PDF without installing software. If I were in your shoes, I would not install that tool. Just my opinion, of course. Regards, Joe
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
IMHO, this is crapware. I would search elsewhere:DO NOT DOWNLOADONLY download if file type is PDF!
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tliottaCommented:
It's little different from many sites, including, e.g., C/Net which wants you to use its special download function and it's as reliable a site as large download sites get. (However, C/Net usually has a minimally visible link that lets you do a direct download.)

The practice of using a site-specific download function is usually a way for "free services" sites to supply ads while downloading.

I'd like to avoid such sites out of principle, but it's hard to fault "free services" sites for having an income when I'm paying nothing for what they give me.

Tom
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25112Author Commented:
good advice- thanks.
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