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Old 04-08-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Best pdf reader for Linux

I recently opened one not so large pdf document (~44 Mb) with Okular, and it behaved really slow. I saw in top that it was leaking 99.9% of my CPU so i had to shut it down, and i came to idea to start a topic like this.

What in your opinion is the best pdf reader for linux - the fastest, the most advanced, the most user friendly, the most "hardware friendly", etc. etc.
Old 04-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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I used Document Viewer or xpf for a while. Adobe released acrobat reader for linux, so I'm using it now. You can download it here:
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I used Evince before, now I mostly use Okular.

I don't see any point for using crappy proprietary software (Acrobat Reader) if a great Linux alternative exists.
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Okular works just fine for me, but I do not use kde. Instead I use lxde and use the apps that work for me.

I only have a few kde apps installed, k3b, okular, k9copy, smplayer, and a few kde games. Same goes for gnome apps, gdm, gparted, gedit, gnome-mplayer, gvim.
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I used Adobe reader for huge documents but found it to be slow !

Then I used Evince , it's much faster !
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I use evince as it is the only pdf reader I have seen so far that on Linux that automatically remembers the last page you were on for a pdf document. That is really important if you read long documents. (Use evince-gtk to have envice without gnome dependencies) It is fairly lightweight too.
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Okular remembers where you last were, too.


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