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I've installed a dual boot of Mandrake 10.1 and XP on my C drive. I have a number of PDF documents about learning Linux and thought if I burn them onto a CD would I be able to view them in Linux? I only installed CD #1 of Mandrake because I didn't want to load up a bunch of software I didn't need right now like Apache. Thanks.
You don't have to burn them to CD, you can mount your windows drive in linux and open them that way. There are plenty of threads on how to do that so I won't repeat it here, just search for 'view win partition' or 'fat partition' or 'mount windows' or similar.
the only reason I use adobe instead of xpdf is that it doesn't let you scroll down the pages continuously, you have to click next page every time. oh, and it doesn't let you copy and paste text, which seems kind of stupid - I'd think that would be one of the main features you'd want in a pdf viewer.
Originally posted by reddazz You need to justify your claims.
I have the Wheel of Time collection up through book ten in pdf as one big file. Somewhere around 4k pages. The chapters are all bookmarked. With Adobe all I do is open the bookmarks panel then click on the chapter I want to read.
Xpdf may be able to that but when I opened the file it shows thumbnail images for all 4k pages, something that does not make for good navigation. I am sure there is a way to change the settings, I just haven't bothered since Adobe already does what I need.
The size of the program doesn't matter to me, I have a 30Gb Hd , so far I am only using 9 Gigs. (I have a lot of books)
1.8Mhz Athlon 1Gig 400mhz DDRram so programs open pretty quick.