[ubuntu-uk] MS vs. OO - and Adobe!
pmgazz at gmx.co.uk
Thu Sep 16 13:46:13 BST 2010
I had a similar heart-searching around Adobe Air - I work with
non-profits for whom fundraising is core - most funders issue
badly-constructed pdf forms and trying to fill these in with Evince is
still a work in progress. I can manage to do it because I know Evince
fairly well and what it can and can't do and don't mind working around
it - my clients were having total nervous breakdowns.
Getting rid of Adobe's ghastly, bloated and tentacled reader was a major
plus in moving to Ubuntu for me ;) However, my clients really really
weren't coping. I now put Acroread onto Ubuntu Desktops where people
need to deal with pdf forms. Hate it, but there it is.
And, until I upgraded to 10.04 and BBC iPlayer didn't, I used to install
Air (grumbling all the way) so I can run the iPlayer on my desktop. I'm
really committed to Free Software but I'm not a hermit ;)
By the way, is there something we could (collectively) do to hassle the
BCC to sort out the iPlayer for Lucid (and Maverick - or is it fixed on
Maverick? I haven't had time to install it yet).
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