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If you prefer to read the book off-line, you candownload a PDF edition (1.3 Mb, ZIP compressed)which youcan read with the Adobe Reader utility,available for most personal computers and Unix workstations,which may bedownloadedfree of charge directly from theAdobe Systems Web site.The PDF edition preserves all the formatting ofthe original book, and permits point-and-click navigationamong chapters and to follow cross-references in the text.
The Hacker's Diet was originally typesetusing TeX with theLaTeXmacro package. Camera-ready copy was generatedfrom PostScript created by the dvipsutility. The PostScript edition is a single monolithicfile, almost 2.7 megabytes, containing theentire book as originally typeset. You can read it on-linewith a PostScript viewing program such asGhostScript(which is free), or print it on any PostScript-compatibleprinter. Before sending thisfile to a printer, consider that the book is almost250 pages long! This is a big printjob, which will consume lots of paper, toner, and,potentially, good will of any colleagues with whomyou share the printer. The PostScript edition may bedownloaded as either a ZIPped archiveor a gzip compressed Unix tarfile; both are 702 Kb in length and uncompress to a 2.7Mb PostScript file. 153554b96e