kurotsugi wrote:what did you use? in my case evince is more than enough but some people said acroread is better for them.
I do not see any other release than an outdated & unsecure downloadable file from 2009 here. Foxit is crapware for Linux.Alley Oop wrote:In the Foxit link posted above you select Linux then select Deb which is easy to install.
eanfrid wrote:I do not see any other release than an outdated & unsecure downloadable file from 2009 here. Foxit is crapware for Linux.Alley Oop wrote:In the Foxit link posted above you select Linux then select Deb which is easy to install.
eanfrid wrote:Did you seriously think that a software unmaintained since almost 5 years would be bulletproof and secure regarding pdf threats and exploits which pop up many times a year ?
nomko wrote:I had a mail conversation the last few days with Foxit and these are their statement:
- No plans yet to release a new version, in the future it might happen.
- The program didn't had any security updates the last 5 years so it's not to tell how secure the program really is.
- Foxit reader is smaller than Adobe Reader/Acroread and therefore a lesser target for any kind of breaches.
- Also Foxit reader doesn't had any major security breaches unlike Adobe reader/Acroread.
eanfrid wrote:this does really not warranty anything
eanfrid wrote:So my own opinion is still that it is closed-source crapware for Linux, /quote]
Crapware maybe not, closed-source: yes. But that doesn't make this program inferior to Adobe Reader. I find Adobe reader crapware/bloatware, it grew too big and too heavy for the regular user.eanfrid wrote:even if it is otherwise a good PDF reader in the Windows world.
Yes. This is a very good PDF reader there.nomko wrote:Did you used it under Windows? Have you even tried Foxit?
Sorry, it is a bad english translation on my side. I meant: "it does not ensure anything"nomko wrote:I never said anything about warranty.
WinterTroubles wrote:This page on the foxit website lists a version for linux desktop http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/ as available for download. However I couldn't easily find any installation instructions for linux, which would suggest they don't rate linux support very highly.