[CentOS] Burning data cd in CentOS?
heller at deepsoft.com
Mon Mar 15 02:04:39 UTC 2010
At Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:36:08 -0700 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> > Neither does Adobe Reader! Â I've envountered PDF files that have been
> > simply malformed on some level. Â Otherwise it is a matter of how
> > bleeding edge the PDF file is, along with issues like non-embeded
> > non-standard font references (and this includes PDF files supposedly
> > created by Adobe Distiller!). Â *I* find Adobe Reader's GUI horrible -- I
> > just plain do not like it.
> I only have two complaints about AR:
> 1) It takes forever to get going - a minute or two at startup - seriously.
> 2) I have a pdf that contains savable fill-in form information, and AR
> on CentOS refuses to work with it (it start to read the file and
> quits). eVince can read it, but I can't fill in the form with it. I
The (free!) pdftk package can fill in a PDF file-in form. Not point and
click and you need to create a file to drive the fill-in process,
generally by 'reverse engineering' the form, but it is doable.
> have to use AR on Windoze to work with it. I have complained to Adobe
> about this, along with the fact that they don't have any decent
> support for their "free" products, but so far no response (duh - they
> think that community forums to which I cannot post are sufficient).
> Yes, I realize that AR is a free product, but that's no excuse. So
> are OOo, Mozilla and a whole slew of other, much larger scale products
> (e.g., CentOS), and yet they all have methods for obtaining support
> and reporting bugs.
> No, it's not worth $600 (or whatever Acrobat costs these days) for me,
> a broke, individual user trying to scrape by on next to no income (I
> can't afford the $300 scanner that comes with a free copy of Acrobat,
> or did, either), but that's no excuse. A good product deserves good
> support, and ANY software product should have a mechanism for
> reporting bugs. Period.
Adobe has a niche market of sorts and as long as they can keep that
market, they are not really going to change. Of all of the major
closed-source 'comodity' software vendors, they are possibly the least
obnoxious, but that is not really saying much.
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