Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Linux Scanning software

For the most part, many Linux users use SANE because of the lack of driver resources that prove to be a huge problem. However, if you have run into the trouble even with SANE back-ends, then maybe you should look too VueScan. This scanning program is both commercial and effective if you are having some struggles with SANE. So its not free, however VueScan is a program that works with most film scanners to produce high-quality scans. It takes advantage of the advanced hardware capabilities of almost all film scanners on the market today. It helps you do batch scanning of film, while at the same time producing color-balanced and cropped images. As of September 14, 2006, VueScan 8.3.65V supports more than 500 scanners and 209 digital camera raw files. The Standard Edition costs US$49.95 and includes one year of free upgrades. The Professional Edition costs US$89.85 and adds raw scan files, ICC profiles, IT8 color calibration and unlimited free upgrades. You can also tested for free before you purchase it.


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