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How to install Foxit Reader PDF Reader on Linux

Today we are going to learn how to easily install Foxit Reader PDF document reader on Linux, check it out.

Foxit Reader on Linux

Foxit Reader Installation Tutorial on Linux

Linux distributions already have great options for reading documents, Gnome based ones bring Evince and KDE based ones usually bring Okular, but for those who prefer another interesting alternative we have the popular Foxit Reader.

Foxit Reader is a closed-source program that has a free and a paid version, very popular with Windows users, especially those who don't want to use Adobe Reader.

How to install on Linux

Very simple installation, the first clear step, to download, do it tothrough this page. You need to fill in a small registration to download, but nothing much, choose the version you want and download, you download a compressed file, after the download finishes extract it to a folder of your choice. Foxit Reader on Linux

The files you extract will be a simple Setup that you can run with two clicks, but one caveat:

– If an error occurs while double clicking it may be that the file is not with the correct permissions, right click on it, see properties and the read and write access permissions tab for your user and mark the option to run the file as a program.

By double clicking you will see a simple installer:

Installing Foxit Reader on Linux

In this first step you can set Foxit as your system's default PDF reader, if you don't want it to replace Evince or Okular as the default software, just uncheck the box.

Installing Foxit Reader on Ubuntu

At this stage you must read and accept the license terms to proceed.

Foxit Reader Linux

Wait for the installation to complete.

Foxit Reader Linux

After the installation is complete just click the "Finish" button.

Ready! Now you can use the programs on your system without any problems.

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