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Linux OCR: A review of free optical character recognition software

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Software

Austin Acton: I've used Linux as my full-time desktop for seven years now. I have almost no reason to use Windows (other than stupid ExamSoft), and even when I do, I don't have much Windows software available. The one "hole" in my workflow has been OCR.

Microsoft, Novell Defend Linux Deal

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Microsoft

Red Herring: Officials from Microsoft and Novell took to the stage at the Open Source Business Conference on Wednesday to insist their recent cooperation agreement was good for the open source software community, but they were unable to convince everyone of their altruism.

Also: Microsft too busy to name Linux patents

Remembering Stormix

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Linux

Linux Journal: Through that summer, I happily submerged myself in learning GNU/Linux and putting the rudiments of a manual together as the company grew. Having just come off a two year stint documenting ever-changing human resources software, I couldn't believe that I was getting paid to enjoy myself so much.

Mandriva and XFCE

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MDV

saispo weblog: We are proud to announce the creation of a user community dealing with XFCE in Mandriva Linux. It's not a fork or stuff like that, the purpose is only improving the support and the integration of XFCE in Mandriva Linux.

Beryl an Easy Graphical Howto & Others

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HowTos

Pimp your linux: Beryl is amazing. If you haven’t been hiding under a rock for the past year or so, you’ve heard of Compiz or Beryl. It’s Linux’s answer to Windows Vista’s Aero, Mac OS X’s Quartz Extreme, and Sun’s Looking Glass.

Review: PCLinuxOS 2007 Final release

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PCLOS
Reviews

Seopher: I've lost count how many times I've been here; sitting infront of Kwrite as I review the latest and greatest release from the PCLinuxOS team: PCLOS2007. It's been a long time coming and I've been getting increasingly anxious to see how this highly anticipated release performs. Let's see shall we!

Novell joins EFF for patent reform

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SUSE

CNet: Facing criticism for its patent pact with Microsoft, Novell on Wednesday said it's supporting the Electronic Frontier Foundation's effort to challenge what it believes are bogus patents.

Jokosher 0.9 released

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Software

Jono Bacon: Jokosher 0.9 is out! Go and download it! If you are running Ubuntu it is as simple as installing two packages. Even easier on Gutsy, it is available in the repositories.

Tone-mapping HDR photos with Qtpfsgui

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HowTos

Linux.com: A lot of photos tagged with "HDR" turn up on Flickr and similar photo sharing sites these days. They're unnatural, surreal, sometimes crazy-looking images with the bright areas darkened, the dark areas brightened, and lots of saturation. You can get in on the craze under Linux using Qtpfsgui.

Linux users often have a very skewed opinion on what “easy” is

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Linux

Thursday Night: While wasting time on teh Intarnets today, I came across this article on Linux Mint, an “improved” version of Ubuntu. However, the author of the article says, "Linux Mint comes preinstalled with is mintDisk that allows easy mounting of various partitions." This dialog is by no means “easy”.

What is the Ubuntu W2L edition about?

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Ubuntu

opensourcelearning: We are working on a book about Ubuntu Linux that aims at Windows users who want to migrate to Linux or are considering it. The book is a step-by-step migration guide, but also want to provide a wide overview of what Linux has to offer.

More Fun With Printing

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Software

linux devcenter blogs (Carla Schroder): Printing on any platform is part voodoo, part high blood pressure and hair loss, and part yay-it-works-it-works! Printing in Linux gets better all the time, especially when you find the right drivers.

We're all Linux users

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Linux

DesktopLinux: Ever since I wrote "Why people really don't switch to Linux," I've been getting email and forum messages about why I'm right or why I'm wrong. One thing I didn't mention, though, was that really, in 2007, we're all already Linux users.

Share files with friends while chatting using Qnext

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Software

Linux.com: Two of the most popular open source instant messaging clients, Pidgin (formerly Gaim) and Kopete, can work with multiple protocols, but neither is a great option when it comes to sharing files with friends. For that, try Qnext.

X.Org-ATI driver news

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Software

liquidat: In a recent blog entry the developer airlied gave an update about the current development state of the X.Org drivers for ATI cards. After the next vesion 6.7 randr-1.2 support will be integrated.

Three more things that the Linux community doesn’t get

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Linux

ZDNet Blogs: The response to the Five crucial things the Linux community doesn’t understand about the average computer user post I made the other day was, well overwhelming. After wading through some of the comments I’ve realized that I missed three more points about regular PC users that some in the Linux community just don’t get.

How to use Thunar Bulk Rename

Raiden's Realm: Everyone at some point in their life has found themselves in need of renaming a lot of files in the quickest and simplest way possible. Originally designed for the XFCE window manager, Thunar Bulk Renamer (aka Bulk Rename) also works well under other window managers such as KDE and Gnome.

The Road to KDE 4: Konsole Gets an Overhaul

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Konsole has been a staple of KDE since KDE 2.0, as has been showing signs of a little bit of clutter and wear. So, Robert Knight has stepped in to clean up the program's code, and more than anything else, fix a cluttered and difficult interface.

Dell's Ubuntu Offering Shows Why Linux Is Its Own Worst Enemy

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Linux

InformationWeek: Unfortunately, we're seeing in action why Linux, which is the best operating system money can buy--because it's free--is also its own worst enemy. The big problem is that the availability of Linux drivers, though nowhere near the crisis levels it was several years ago, is still spotty.

How to set up a dual-boot or multi-boot with *Ubuntu using Lubi

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HowTos

suseforums: Ever wanted to test the new K/X/Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty, but don't have a spare partition, and don't want to jeopardize your production environment by resizing partitions, dist-updating, or tinkering with its bootloader? Now you can leave your existing Linux distro untouched, while being able to use Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty in a full-fledged install on a loopmounted partition, no partitioning required!

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