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Re: Can do, but why?
Authored by: ChuckEye on Feb 15, '03 09:57:01PM

As far as I know, PDF rendering is built into the Quartz engine. That's why Preview, a 1.6 MB app, can render them, and Safari too. So it's not really bloatware if the functionality is system-wide, and not an inflated app.

Then again, Jamie Zawinski's Law of Software Development states ``Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.''



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Re: Can do, but why?
Authored by: red30 on Feb 17, '03 07:02:46AM

let's see here, on my system, Safari comes in at ~7 MB. Acrobat Reader, on the other hand, tips the scales at 77.4 MB (wait, that can't be right... ...holy sh**, Acrobat READER is 77 MB, and I'm not even talking about the full Acrobat). Now that's B L O A T W A R E. Thanks, but anything that takes 77 MB, and is that slow, I'm gonna replace with Safari. Good tip, thanks.



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