Is it possible to create linearized PDFs (optimized for "fast web view") using TeX with free software? (I don't have Acrobat available.)
The fast web view is simply a method of allowing content to be displayed as it is being downloaded.
It will not, however, be fast. As such the name fast can be deviating from its meaning.
Creating PDFs on that footing is done for example using
If you are on UNIX it should be easy to get using your package manager, for Windows I am not so sure of sites that are trusted.
PDFcrop will also do that for you, however with additional work done, i.e. cropping your PDF.