I'm in a locked down computing environment, where I have access to acrobat pro and to a snapshot of cygwin from a few months back, meaning that I have xpdf. These are my two options. LaTeX composition requires a PDF viewer that allows a PDF file to be regenerated without having to close the PDF file in the viewer. Acrobat won't permit a PDF file to be regenerated without closing it, and if one closes it, one loses one's position and zoom level upon re-opening the refreshed PDF file. On the other hand, xpdf allows this, but its anti-aliasing is nowhere near that of acrobat.
It's a tough choice. Go with acrobat and lose one's place in between PDF file refreshes, or go with PDF and the rough anti-aliasing. Both have a price in terms of heavy distraction from document composition. Can anyone suggest a clever way around these limitations? Preferably without having to resort to yet another app, but I would even consider that; I can at least resort to that at home, if not at work.