Many things

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Sat Jan 29 20:48:42 2005

On Sat, 29 Jan 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:

> Actually the problem with Ghostscript is that it's slow as hell compared
> to Acrobat under Linux, at least the versions I've seen :-(
> Forget about xpdf too - several seconds for each page render on a modern
> PC compared to instant for Acrobat.

Wow. My 500MHz laptop renders postscript just fine. There's a
"noticable" render time (eg. it's not instantaneous) but it's
hardly an impediment to reading.

(I've got a Sony VX89, 512M RAM, 500/900MHz CPU (acpi) nice screen
etc, I put up with it for its 6 - 9 hr battery life.)

freeBSD now, SuSE linux then. Haven't tried a DOS/Win port of it
in a long time though.

> Oh how I hate PDF :-(

It's still useful, but it's being perverted as a "read only"
no-fair-use medium for DRM purposes, on Windows anyways. It's
misused a lot too.

Tom Jennings <>
Received on Sat Jan 29 2005 - 20:48:42 GMT

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