Many things

From: Vassilis Prevelakis <>
Date: Fri Jan 28 18:22:25 2005

"Randy McLaughlin" <> wrote:

> [...] PostScript is useless in this
> case since the documents are stored as graphical images and cannot be used
> on the classic computers.


What makes you think that "classic computers" are character based?
I don't want to start a "my machine supported graphics earlier than
yours", but as a datapoint, I used a PERQ for my undergrad project in
the early 80s. Since this was running Unix V7 (or smth close), I am
sure you can get a postscript viewer running on it (or a tiff viewer
for that matter), while you'd have no chance in hell of getting
Acrobat Reader for it.

Which gives me a nice excuse to repeat my favorite line: I use open
source software not because it is free, but because I get to keep the
code (so I do not depend on the code author to port the software to
newer/different/stranger platforms).

Received on Fri Jan 28 2005 - 18:22:25 GMT

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