[linux-elitists] What's wrong with PDF

Michael Still mikal@stillhq.com
Tue Nov 11 02:49:34 PST 2003

On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Tilghman Lesher wrote:

> Also, it's worth noting that the PDF format is far more platform
> independent than the format it is generally used to replace, Microsoft
> Word.  Given the choice between the two, I'm sure most elitists would
> pick TeX.  However, like Microsoft Word, there is a serious lack of free
> TeX readers on most platforms.

And sure XML / SGML might be a better format for archival, but PDF is the 
solution that most people are going for. It sure beats the pants off MS 
Word there too.



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