07 December, 2007

CHM woes

Having switched to linux about 3-4 months ago, there remained only one hitch -- I couldn't find a chm viewer under my suse. (chm formats are btw, a 10000 times better than PDFs in terms of usability and simplicity). So, after unsuccessfully running after xchm for more than a month (which btw, i suspect, was specially programmed for Debian distros only), I resumed search for another good chm viewer.

There were atleast two other viewers I found : kchmviewer and Gnochm
To express my unconditional love for KDE, I chose the former, even though the screenshots suggested its graphics would be nothing more than "primitive"

Although, the graphics is quite primitive (uses Qt libraries)... the overall GUI is user-friendly albeit a bit slow. An additional tabbed-browsing feature is exactly what i missed in Windows' chm viewer.

also, the executable isn't directly put in one of the PATH listed folders. So, in order to use kchmviewer like an ordinary command, you first need to put it one of those folders. (/bin or /usr/bin ... etc).

so, adios to Windows... who needs BILL and GATES when everything is FREE and OPEN !!:D

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