I thanked him for the information. I also explained that since I'm running Linux, and read all my PDF files with KPDF, It's very unlikely that my system would be infected. Linux is immune from Windows viruses. But still, it's always a good idea to never download a file, PDF or otherwise, from an unknown/untrusted source.
And KPDF is a terrific PDF reader! It's integrated very nicely into the KDE desktop environment. It has a good number of features for searching, adding bookmarks, capturing image shots off the page, , etc. You can capture an image, text, or both right off the page of the PDF by drawing a rectangle around the area and then making your selection for a drop down menu.
KPDF is very easy to use and quite intuitive. It comes pre-installed with most Linux KDE distributions. If KPDF isn't already installed, it can be added from the repository with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Get KPDF and Get Linux. (And Linux won't get clogged and slow down like my kitchen sink!)
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Kiowa Linux Kiowa is a terrific Linux operating system. I use it on my laptop. The folks at Kiowa have taken the very best of Mandriva, tailored it to their own specs, and made it even easier to use.