i went way off topic, but it just occured to me. can i still ask for advice about an Adobe Suite or did i blow it with this angry-sounding post?
xpdf handles adobe pdfs remarkably well. you'll find it with every standard install of fedora core 4 and most of the older redhat installs. redhat is a very popular distro of linux, however it is often put down because it is difficult to install additional software without downloading tons of other software that make the original software work. I believe adobe makes acrobat reader for linux anyway, look around their site, if they do at least the reader will be free.
why not just try linux before you go on ranting about how difficult it seems? at the end of this post is a link to the live cd version of the distro knoppix, burn it as an iso image using nero or the free cdburnerxp and boot it over your windows installation. it does not install anything and has everything that a normal linux distro will offer you, including openoffice, which handles microsoft word and office files and is also available as a windows version.
and research is what people who use linux do. it's no good making a post every time you find something difficult, google is your friend.
and warriorscot, I don't think windows is 'slow'. I think that it lacks functionality. you can do so much in linux just by using the command line that you can't even dream of doing in windows, at least not without downloading more programs. linux is exceptionally powerful and the partition system makes it unlikely for viruses to get into the main filesystem. for this reason, I think linux is superior to windows. windows has exploits because of its popularity, but even if linux were to become popular, I think the damage that people could inflict upon a system is much less than they can inflict on someone running windows.
here are the links:
download knoppix: http://knopper.net/k...s/index-en.html
free cdburnerxp pro that has become my only dvd/cd burning program because its brillianthttp://www.cdburnerxp.se/
remember to burn it as an iso, there's an option to do that. if you don't, its the wrong format and knoppix won't boot.
Edited by Thef0rce, 15 November 2005 - 08:32 AM.