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Old 02-19-2009, 04:08 AM   #1
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Foxit Software Delivers Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux

The technologically-advanced PDF reader extends support to Linux

Foxit Software Company is announcing the availability of its Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux. This is Foxit’s first beta version of Foxit Reader targeted at the Linux system. Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux delivers a broad set of functionality and awe-inspiring high-performance that enables end-users to have access to PDF files on the Linux platform. The free software has been tested on Ubuntu8.10 (kernel: gtk: 2.14.4), Fedora10 (kernel: gtk: 2.14.4) and OpenSuse11 (kernel: gtk: 2.12.9).

"Foxit is committed in providing a completely and consistent cross-platform experience for end-users. We are very proud to have the opportunity to extend support to the Linux system. As one of the leaders in the PDF industry, Foxit will continue focusing on the speed, size, and details. I believe our users will enjoy this software and keep supporting our products." said Eugene Y. Xiong Chief Executive Officer of Foxit Software Company.

Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux offers a range of useful features such as Navigation Panels which helps users to navigate through PDF documents; PDF Search to find text inside a PDF, Text Viewer which enables users to preview the whole text content from a PDF file. This application is amazingly small and fast, but with major functionality and advanced features, some of which are:

• PDF Viewing
• Text Selection Tool
• Snapshot Tool
• Friendly Bookmarks and Page Thumbnails
• Full Screen Support
• Automatically Scroll
• Text View
• PDF Search
• Hyperlinks Support
• Optimized Rendering

To learn more about Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux, please click here.

"The forthcoming Foxit Reader 1.0 for Desktop Linux will introduce some fabulous features, including CJK (Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) languages support, reading history, etc. By delivering these new features and functionality enhancement, the next version will be more stable and reliable." said George Z. Gao Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Foxit Software Company.

To get this free application, please click here to download.

About Foxit Software Company

Founded in 1996, Foxit Software Company was initially a network application company. Foxit has devised many popular products, such as: Koala Terminal, Secured Koala Terminal, and Windows Access Server. Starting in 2000, Foxit Software has been focusing on the electronic publishing and documenting field. Implementation of PDF Core technology becomes the primary development task. Today, the Foxit PDF product line covers many types of PDF applications. For more information, please visit
Old 02-19-2009, 04:23 AM   #2
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Foxit reader may be faster than the Adobe product on Windows, but Evince certainly seems fast enough for me, and I'm not sure Foxit will prove faster. Besides, Evince has the panels too, and searching is as easy as typing the “/” key.

Still, it is good to have choice, and Foxit is a welcome alternative, just us Opera is a welcome alternative for web browsing. Such products help people coming to Linux.

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haha~yeah. Foxit Reader is very cool. It gave me wonderful PDF viewing experience, faster, smaller, easier to use. Now Foxit release its Reader for Desktop Linux. Anyone who is interested in it can have a trial. ^o^
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what does it do that kpdf or evince don't already do?


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