Here is the last installment of my review of Adobe Reader v7.
First off, Reader v7 does indeed startup very fast thanks to that resident software - which uses 2.5MB of RAM. It goes away after Reader v7 is opened for the first time. Note that it will slow down the bootup of the computer though.
Installing Reader v7 will automatically remove Reader v6 (but it left Reader v4 and v5 installed). Obviously, I like to have all versions available for testing, so this is a problem for me.
Reader v7 is slower at rendering complex imbedded fonts, when compared with Reader v4. Everything else, including complex pictures, were rendered quickly.
You can no longer drag a PDF onto the Reader icon on the Desktop. It refuses to run/load in that scenario. Probably for security reasons.
Reader v7 had no issues opening all of the PDF files created with PDF reDirect, even if the files have "Secure Text" enabled. If the files are encrypted/locked, it will ask you for your password, and then open normally (if the correct password is given).
Reader v7 recognizes links in the PDF text, and will activate them automatically! (ie you don't have to use the "Add Web Links" of PDF reDirect Pro v2). The links must be on one line though.
Reader v7 will automatically open the correct web browser (Explorer or Firefox) depending on what you have set as the default (Reader v4 only works with IE)
Reader v7 will open Outlook Express directly for e-mail links rather than opening the browser first.
Web Links added manually using Acrobat v5 or PDF reDirect Pro v2 do not work in Reader v7 (even though they work in v4, v5 and v6). However, links setup via the Stamp tool work fine. This needs further investigation.
The PDF search tool is apparently provided by Yahoo and can search the opened PDF file, but also files on your computer, or those on the web. It will not search encrypted files.
Overall, I would give it 4 stars out of 5. I got used to the user interface quite quickly. You might want to wait until v7.0.1 comes out though to make sure that all the bugs have been ironed out.