Linux Application: Simple Scan

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

Dont Panic! KDE font looks ugly suddenly

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

KDE Environment Variable Configuration for Configuring Kile with TexLive 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

Move On: Windows to Linux

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