So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?
Posted Aug 16, 2012 20:32 UTC (Thu) by sfeam
In reply to: So which/how many users use Adobe Reader on Linux ?
Parent article: Google warns of using Adobe Reader - particularly on Linux (The H)
Sure - every year at tax time. The IRS provides PDF versions of all the required tax forms as, well, forms. Sure you have the option of buying some commercial tax-preparation software with copies of the forms built in, but the history of running such under linux is quite the cautionary tale - remember the TurboTax-trashed-my-boot-sector drama? Anyhow, the free PDF ones from the IRS do the job. Or they would, if you could use them reliably with anything other than Acrobat/Acroread. Other US government agencies do the same thing. For example, some (though not all) of the required NIH grant application and reporting forms are form-based PDF documents. To be fair, I've had reasonably good luck using okular for the NIH forms. Not so with the tax stuff.
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