That8217;s a broad title. Building your own hardware can mean a lot of different things. To narrow thescope a bit, this article talks about embedded Single Board Computers (SBCs) and microcontrollersfrom birds eye view. An embedded SBC is anything that is complex enough to comfortably host astandard operating system, while a microcontroller is too small for that.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a popular format to publish formatted text and documents. There are several different versions of it, some qualifying as an Open Standard, some certified by ISO and some encumbered by software patents. You might want to promote the versions that are Open Standards, because Open Standards guarantee interoperability, competition and choice. Read more8230;
There are many programs to read and write PDF documents. All of the PDF readers in the following list are Free Software, respecting your basic four freedoms to use, study, share and improve them. This gives you control over your computer and helps protect your privacy. Read more8230;
A green background indicates that the reader is recommended for your operating system. The recommendations are based on ease of use and install and do not reflect the technical merits of the software itself.
Other proprietary alternatives to Adobe8217;s PDF reader also exist, but like it, their internal working is a trade secret and these programs do not respect your right to control your own privacy and data.
 Note that most Free Operating Systems provide package management systems and do not require you to download any files manually from project pages. You will find instructions on how to install these packages on the website of your distributor. The download pages referred to will provide source code, should you desire to build the software.
A few friends have only recently become Mac-converts! I know! What took them so long?!?! Anyway, they always come with the same questions about 3rd party software etc- so here is a list of what I personally consider to be the must-have applications when you first get on your mac from another, strange operating system.