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Opening large PDF files in GNU/Linux: muPDF comes to the rescue

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I was recently given an ebook by a friend. It was a photography book, with tons of hi-res images and very little text. When I opened it with Ubuntu, Evince (the default PDF viewer that comes with Ubuntu) gave in: after a few pages, it slowed to a crawl. I did a bit of research, and found the program that rescued my viewing needs: MuPDF. The good news was that I could finally read my book. The bad news was that I found out that the company behind it has in the past misunderstood the terms of the GPL and started a (later dismissed) litigation against Palm.

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/articles/opening_large_pdf_files_mupdf_comes_rescue