Solved

reliable pdf site?

Posted on 2013-06-04
4
167 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-05
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?
0
Comment
Question by:25112
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 54

Assisted Solution

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 166 total points
ID: 39219611
> 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
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:Paul Sauvé
Paul Sauvé earned 167 total points
ID: 39219630
IMHO, this is crapware. I would search elsewhere:DO NOT DOWNLOADONLY download if file type is PDF!
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
tliotta earned 167 total points
ID: 39221755
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
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:25112
ID: 39223108
good advice- thanks.
0

Featured Post

Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring Vs. Real User Monitoring: When To Use Each Approach? In this article, we will discuss two major monitoring approaches: Synthetic Transaction and Real User Monitoring.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Auditing domain password hashes is a commonly overlooked but critical requirement to ensuring secure passwords practices are followed. Methods exist to extract hashes directly for a live domain however this article describes a process to extract u…
Many of you may be aware of the recent Google Docs scam emails that have been floating around coming from various people that you know. Here's a guide on identifying How To Identify the Scam Email You will see an email from someone you’ve had co…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question