In my previous post in this series (Linux Application: MyPaint), I talked about an application of special purpose. This post, however, concentrated on an application, one may need very often. Are you having a scanner? Do you prefer Linux over Windows? If your answer is YES for both questions, this post is for you. Even of your answers are NO you are also welcome to teast a bite of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).

I was using Ubuntu 11.10 with KDE desktop for few months. Recently, I decided to go with pure KDE, so I run the script suggested in Psychocats. Now I am having Kubuntu 11.10. During the process, I lost few software useful to me, and I was not aware that it includes the scanning application I was using untill today. Today when I was trying to scan few documents, I found there is no default application for scanning documents. I searched the net for an application, specifically for KDE. Here what my search leading me to...complete article

Posted by Suman Kundu

Founder of TheUnspokenWords.net.

He is a Software Engineer pursuing research work leading to PhD degree in Indian Statistical Institute. Apart from research his hobby includes writting (articles and blogs), photography, gardening and reading.

on January 06, 2012

Today, after a crash, I suddenly found all fonts are looking ugly. I had similar experience earlier, but that was with Fedora with Gnome desktop. There, I was unable to solve the problem properly. I got some workaround and compromised with the semi-ugly looking fonts until the further release of Fedora. Here, I won't want to carry the same pain for next few months. So, I search vigorously to get some solid solution but fail to do. Finally, in a forum discussion, I got a comment, which lead me to the solution. complete article

Posted by Suman Kundu

Founder of TheUnspokenWords.net.

He is a Software Engineer pursuing research work leading to PhD degree in Indian Statistical Institute. Apart from research his hobby includes writting (articles and blogs), photography, gardening and reading.

on December 27, 2011

In my previous post I had described the different desktop options with different Linux distributions. The readers surely got a clue about the desktop I might be using. To inform others, I mostly use the KDE desktop, in my workplace as well as in my home. When using KDE desktop one may find a common problem of setting the Path variable for KDE applications. Let me tell you one of those problems when I feel to set the environment variable.complete article

Posted by Suman Kundu

Founder of TheUnspokenWords.net.

He is a Software Engineer pursuing research work leading to PhD degree in Indian Statistical Institute. Apart from research his hobby includes writting (articles and blogs), photography, gardening and reading.

on September 08, 2011

Friends, this is the first post of the series of post on "moving to Linux from Windows". I was a Windows user since early 2002; Windows 98, Millennium then XP and finally 7, it was more than 10 years. My first encounter with Linux was during my masters. I had to use a simulator for my project, which recommended Linux host. It was in 2008-09, first time I used Linux for working rather for visiting for demo. However, I used it within vmware and as per my best knowledge, it was Fedora Core 10 or 8 maybe. Last year, when I joined ISI, I was given a server account with Sun Solaris. Then I decided to switch my lab system to fedora and installed Fedora core 13. After few days, I liked it. I liked it a lot. Linux has come a long way, and it is now competing with Windows for desktop PCs. My regular follower knows that recently I bring home a laptop. And I decided for Linux. In this post, I will talk about few distribution and desktop, I am familiar with, or I tried for my laptop. complete article

Posted by Suman Kundu

Founder of TheUnspokenWords.net.

He is a Software Engineer pursuing research work leading to PhD degree in Indian Statistical Institute. Apart from research his hobby includes writting (articles and blogs), photography, gardening and reading.

on August 14, 2011