Posted by Loran T. Hughes (184.108.40.206) on October 06, 2001 at 08:03:56:
In Reply to: where can I see Linux in Rogue Valley? posted by Meno on October 04, 2001 at 18:16:27:
I'm not aware of a showroom where you'll see Linux running, but if you drop me a line at [email protected], perhaps we can set a day/time and you can come see my system. I've used Mac's, so know where you're coming from.
As for a point & click system, you can pretty much isolate yourself from the command line via one of the many desktop environments available under Linux. However, the command line is available if you need it.
Scanning is quite functional under Linux. I run an old scsi HP ScanJet IIcx. Newer USB scanners are supported under Linux.
There are a couple of free OCR packages out there, but I haven't tried them. My impression is that they are not far along in development. Your best bet might be a commercial package called OCR Shop ($99 for a personal license), which uses the OmniPage OCR Engine. They have a 30-day download trial, so if you want to take a look, we can download & run it. http://www.vividata.com/ocrshop.html