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[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Sumatra PDF – Free Lightweight PDF Viewer

Features Overview

Small, simple and fast.
It is intended to be a fully portable program.
Light memory footprint.

Review
Sumatra PDF is a tiny open source PDF viewer, fast, portable and with a small memory footprint. I guess most of you are looking to replace the Adobe PDF Reader with a free program that wouldn’t take forever to load a document. Well, you can’t even compare Sumatra PDF’s speed with Adobe Reader’s speed, the open source program is way faster and that’s a big plus. Even compared with the fastest freeware PDF readers like Foxit …

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[12 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
GoOo – Faster Open Office

Features Overview

Faster than OpenOffice.org
Good functionality in a nice user interface
Can import Microsoft Works files and Word Perfect graphics.

Review
GoOo is a free open source office suite, providing all the functionality that Microsoft Office does, but for free! GoOo is based on the OpenOffice.org source code but it claims to be a lot faster. There are also a few other additional features in GoOo compared to OpenOffice.org. When Harmon recommended GoOo to me he said something like this: “It’s OpenOffice on steroids” 🙂
I’ve been using OpenOffice.org for more than a year now, …