Acrobat reader 7.0 is out

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Tue Mar 15 08:26:34 UTC 2005

> I think you just lost me: given that acroread is free (as in beer),
> fast, and effective, why would we even consider using XPDF or
> Evince???

Desktop integration, to start with ! Acrobat looks uglier than ever with
these WinXP/KDE like icons, and inconsistant colors and widgets.
If it were open source, we could make it a proper Gnome application.
We could also modify it as we see fit, and improve or fix whatever
doesn't work as we expect.
Closed source is a "take it or leave it" black box, like Windows.
If like it 100%, fine, if you don't, welcome to frustration land !


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