the corner office

a blog, by Colin Pretorius


Hey ho, I hadn't noticed that there's a new Pdf viewer for Gnome, called Evince. I gather it has become the One True Viewer. This is a Good Thing, because none of the existing PDF viewers for Gnome were particularly good, in my experience. Acrobat Reader was proprietary and bloated, gpdf lacked even basic features like searching and text selection... ironically, the venerable and dated xpdf was probably the best of the lot, which wasn't saying much. GUI design has come a long way since Motif was state of the art. Evince seems to get it right. If you're using Gnome and not (yet) using Evince, give it a try.

{2006.04.18 21:11}

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