One of the big problems with Google Chrome is the lack of inline PDF support on most platforms. Google has added preliminary support for PDF to Chromium but so far it has not come to Linux. It may come tomorrow, but until then, users who would like to avoid using acroread may use the following hack, at least on Ubuntu Lucid. As always, your mileage may vary.
This is a pretty simple one: Printing on Linux sucks. Adobe knows more about printing than anybody. Printing PDFs on Linux with Adobe Reader is wonderful. Conclusion: See title. For further discussion, see below.
The US DOE (Department of Energy) released this report (PDF) on how it should be economically feasible to produce biodiesel from algae by the time US diesel fuel prices reached $3 per gallon.
Below are some choice excerpts from the report.
As you may or may not know, I am something of a Mac hater. I think Apple blew it so badly with this whole OSX thing that the whole company should just be shot into space and forgotten. But I do use one on a daily basis at my place of employment for graphic arts work before the former graphic artist was a Mac person, and I ended up in their position (in addition to my other work. Whee!)
Recently, I wanted to print a document across multiple pages. Not a big deal, of course. A little quick googling turned up an excellent Freeware (as-in-beer) program called MindCAD Tiler. This is a snazzy little application for printing PDFs across multiple sheets. It's smart enough to know your printable area/margin (from the PPD) so it can properly break the print at the edge of the printable area.
A recent discussion on Slashdot outlines the issue of photographers' rights. The short form is that if you are not violating privacy, you have the right to publish pretty much any photograph you like. The long form? Download the PDF.
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