Can I install LibreOffice, VLC and PDF reader on Kali Linux?
Kali was not designed to be used as a desktop system. Due to exceptionally dangerous default security settings youll probably shoot your foot off pretty quickly. Install a regular Linux distribution and stop pretending youre a hacker.
What is the best Pdf reader in Linux supporting multi-tab like in Foxit Reader?
For the ones that are not worried about annotating the document in the same way that Foxit does qpdfview is a more lightweight solution. However another great solution I came across recently is Master PDF s . It is designed to edit PDFs but has tabs like Foxit and is great for highlighting and annotating the document as well. Hope this helps.
What difficulties are involved with developing a PDF reader with a highlight annotation function in Linux?
You might look at Pdfium (the PDF viewer that Chrome uses) ( pdfium - PDFium - Google Project Hosting s ) which was recently open sourced and is based on Foxit's PDF software. This should remove a lot of the issues in writing a PDF reader (like reading the several thousand pages of the PDF specification spec.
Where can I find the Linux version of Adobe PDF reader?
There are excellent PDF readers editors and writers native to Linux Adobe no longer supports Adobe Reader for Linux. Most Linux desktop distros include Atril which is the default reader ed to the file manager (Caja is the one included with Ubuntu). Inkscape the vector graphics editor LibreOffice Draw and The GIMP will all load PDF files and even allow editing the content. PDF was developed by Adobe and is the core feature of their product lines but the PDF standard is totally open so there are many open-source solutions for reading writing and editing PDF documents.
Why are PDF forms broken on Linux PDF readers if PDF is an open standard?
Although PDF is an open standard it is also pretty vast resulting in some files that are at the edge of the standard. The PDF readers are only as good as the PDF data they can handle. The readers have to grow to handle the different kinds of data placed in the PDF file. If they don't they generally break on these edge cases. Generally the ones for Windows are the best because they have the largest user base and the developers of the readers are always keeping it up to date. The linux readers are probably slower in getting up to date to handle newer data and maintained by a smaller group that any updates take longer to address. Browser based viewers are also pretty well updated and maintained but again since the user base for Linux is not as mercial' as the Windows based group this might result in breaks. We use for GoldFynch and see this problem a lot. Sometimes the browser based viewer works fine for a PDF but our in app viewer (built on top of ) fails miserably. We try to stay active and update the munity as much as we can but it seems like PDF files can break it faster than we can fix it!
In Linux, how do I put a PDF reader on the bottom and a transparent terminal on top of it?
I don't think you can do quite that but I suggest you try Guake or Yakuake s (depending on your environment). Then configure opacity so you can read the document through it. I like Yakuake more but currently I don't feel it's worth installing the entire KDE system just for it. The idea is that you can open the entire terminal with a single keypress (F12 in my case) so you can happily code and when you need to change pages close the terminal swap the page and re-open the terminal. Just two extra key presses.