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    What do I need to view PDF documents in Linux?

    Also...how do I view my IP in LInux? Like there is ipconfig /all in Windows what about Linux?

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    Kpdf or Xpdf work pretty well.
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    Thanks I got it all through urpm

    I also figured out iFconfig not iPconfig

    Thanks

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    Hi envirocbr,
    Adobe Acrobat Reader can also be used for viewing .PDF files.

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    yeah I like kpdf for viewing downloaded pdfs but use acroread for embedded pdf on webpages. You can use kpdf to view embedded pdf's but you need to use mozplugger program which for me at least screws with mplayerplug-in which I don't like so I just use acrobat for web stuff.

    The reason I like kpdf is it is light years faster at loading then adobe.
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    I use XPDF works just fine for me. Even for web applications...I use Mplayer alot!!!

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    Yes, Xpdf works pretty well in most cases. I'd like acroread as suggested by the others but it's so big and bloated these days.
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    If you prefer gtk apps, evince is also a very nice tool for viewing pdf files.
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    I use xpdf a lot too for two reasons:
    1) It's noticeably faster than Adobe Reader
    2) When you press up or down arrow or up or down page, it's the DOCUMENT, not the index that gets scrolled, which is ALWAYS what I want.

    But I still dislike it because it has a bug when I try to widen it so that it shows more without scrolling horizontally. It widens, but the data to the right of the original width stays in place and doesn't scroll.

    Adobe Reader displays things perfectly, but it tends to get slow and there the obnoxious tendancy to scroll the wrong thing when I use the keys after using the mouse.

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