Foxit Corporation Delivers Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux

The technologically-advanced PDF reader extends support to Linux

Fremont, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2009 - Foxit Corporation is announcing the availability of its Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux. This is Foxit’s first beta version of Foxit Reader targeted at the Linux system. Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux delivers a broad set of functionality and awe-inspiring high-performance that enables end-users to have access to PDF files on the Linux platform. The free software has been tested on Ubuntu8.10 (kernel: gtk: 2.14.4), Fedora10 (kernel: gtk: 2.14.4) and OpenSuse11 (kernel: gtk: 2.12.9).

"Foxit is committed in providing a completely and consistent cross-platform experience for end-users. We are very proud to have the opportunity to extend support to the Linux system. As one of the leaders in the PDF industry, Foxit will continue focusing on the speed, size, and details. I believe our users will enjoy this software and keep supporting our products." said Eugene Y. Xiong Chief Executive Officer of Foxit Corporation.

Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux offers a range of useful features such as Navigation Panels which helps users to navigate through PDF documents; PDF Search to find text inside a PDF, Text Viewer which enables users to preview the whole text content from a PDF file. This application is amazingly small and fast, but with major functionality and advanced features, some of which are:

  • PDF Viewing
  • Text Selection Tool
  • Snapshot Tool
  • Friendly Bookmarks and Page Thumbnails
  • Full Screen Support
  • Automatically Scroll
  • Text View
  • PDF Search
  • Hyperlinks Support
  • Optimized Rendering

To learn more about Foxit Reader 1.0 Beta for Desktop Linux, please click here.

"The forthcoming Foxit Reader 1.0 for Desktop Linux will introduce some fabulous features, including CJK (Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) languages support, reading history, etc. By delivering these new features and functionality enhancement, the next version will be more stable and reliable." said George Z. Gao Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Foxit Corporation.

To get this free application, please click here to download.

About Foxit Corporation

Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation has been working on the electronic publishing and documenting field focusing on the implementation of PDF Core technology. Today, Foxit has become an industrial leader by offering its platform independent core technology capable of supporting PDF and other standard e-documenting formats. Foxit's product line covers multiple types of PDF applications across various mobile platforms and desktop platforms. Foxit is also a pioneer in offering OnDemand CM, a service-based content management system, built on a patent pending technology. In addition to Foxit's online paperless document services, Foxit maintains its efforts to stay green with the development of its new eBook reader, "eSlick," a device that eliminates the need for textbooks and any other documents that would normally be printed onto paper. For Foxit, pursuing environmental excellence has always been the top priority. For more information, please visit