Feedback wanted on programming introduction (Python in Windows)

Pascal J. Bourguignon pjb at
Mon Nov 2 03:59:19 CET 2009

Thad Smith <ThadSmith at> writes:

> Richard Heathfield wrote:
>> ... so I cheerfully installed it on the user's desktop machine
>> (Windows ME, would you believe), and then set about configuring the
>> reader, when... ouch! No PDF reader on the machine. Not even an
>> ancient Adobe version. Oh dear. Program suddenly rendered completely
>> useless for that person.
> There is a Catch 22 for installing Adobe Reader from the Adobe site (
> ) for the first time, without making a
> blind promise: "By clicking the Download button you agree to the
> License Agreements and Privacy Policies for the software included."
> Guess what format the license agreement is in.  ;-)

Use xpdf to read it!

Then use xpdf to read the other pdf documents, and forget about
proprietary software?

__Pascal Bourguignon__

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