"I found a seat in view of the people with whom I was just
speaking (on purpose) and set about accomplishing my goal of
delivering to them a pdf of my business card design. Here's what I
"I retrieved my laptop from its bag, placed it upon the table in
front of me and opened the lid. Since I had it suspended it almost
instantly showed me my desktop. Next up I opened wicd and connected
to one of the networks around me. Then I fired-up a terminal and
installed glabels. Now, to be totally honest I had already designed
a card a while back and I only had to perform minor changes on it
now. In a moment I finished my modifications and saved my design,
then I printed it to a pdf file. Wicked. If you can print with it
in Linux, you can print to pdf. How cool is that?
"After I had the pdf file I whipped out a blank disc and burned
the file to it. I ejected the disc, suspended my laptop and put it
back in its bag, and brought the disc up to the counter to amazed
looks. The man that said pdf files would be best approached the
counter behind the pleasant woman and said "Holy shit! Did you just
make a card, a pdf file and burn it to a disc that fast?""
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