Re: PDFs on Unix

Subject: Re: PDFs on Unix
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 11:36:37 -0700

Emily Berk wrote:



> What have your experiences been with Unix users (apparently some are pretty militantly anti-GUI, even MORE anti-GUI than I am!) and PDFs.

> Are there many developers for whom it would be impossible (or nearly so) to read PDFs on their systems?

My experience has been that, even though many UNIX/Linux users may prefer the shell, most have at least X-Windows and a window manager installed on their systems nowadays. Often, they don't start them on bootup, but they have them.

Ghostview, psviewer, xpdf and Acrobat Reader all widely available and can be downloaded at no cost, so there should be no trouble viewing them.

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PDFs on Unix: From: Emily Berk

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