to user oriented problems (printing PDF and deep-sixing evolution

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Mon Feb 4 23:29:18 UTC 2008

1) in a recent encounter with a large number of government forms, I discovered 
that Linux PDF viewers as a world, don't measure up.  (Hint, check out Social 
Security disability forms).  Finally we found a viewer that might work most of 
the time "PDF viewer 0.1.6" it says in the help menu.

Problem is, you can't print from it.  Who ever thought of putting up a PDF 
viewer you can't print from!?  I am about a half a day away from making the time 
to install wine and Adobe's PDF viewer/printer.  Before I go down the dark 
route, are there any other alternatives that are bug for bug compatible with Adobe?

2) it took me God knows how many years to break my wife of using mutt.  I think 
what did it was her friends sending pictures and her not being able to see 
anything except base 64 encoded text.  Anyway, she found evolution unusable and 
greatly prefers Thunderbird.  Unfortunately, all the convenience functions 
sending a link from a browser don't work correctly.  Sending a link brings up 
evolution instead of Thunderbird.  is there anything to do to fix these 
problems?  Maybe if I remove evolution and reinstall Thunderbird?

Thank you for whatever advice you can give me on these matters.


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