Isn't that ironic: Distiller on Linux


— 12:23 PM on December 15, 1999

LinuxWorld had this news link today announcing Adobe System's port of "Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Distiller(R) software" to Linux. Don't get me wrong--Adobe makes some cool stuff. Just the idea that one of the more prominent non-Open Source document technologies, PDF, is going to be available in all of its grandeur on an Open Source OS is just... well... ironic. Of course, PDF viewing has been available on Linux for a while, but now you can convert files in mass to Adobe's proprietary format on Linux. The article also announces support for Adobe FrameMaker for Linux; you can download a beta version from Adobe's Web site:

Adobe Acrobat Distiller Server software for Linux, Sun SPARC Solaris and Windows NT is expected to be available in Q1 2000. The beta version of Adobe FrameMaker for Linux is available now from the Adobe.com Web site. http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker/fmlinux.html
I'm glad there is further corporate software support Linux, but this one cracks me up.
 
   
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