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Review: Linux Mint Essentials by Jay LaCroix

Linux Mint Essentials by Jay LaCroix.
Packt Publishing 2014

Linux Mint Essentials

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Posted by on June 6, 2014 in eBooks, Mint OS

 

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Calibre eBook management software

Calibre is a free open-source eBook management system. It was originally developed in 2006 as a way of allowing Linux users to read files from the Sony PRS-500 reading device. Since then the main developer, Kovid Goyal, and his team have continued to add improvements and extra capabilities at an amazing rate, putting out new releases every fortnight or so, and Calibre has developed into an extremely powerful tool for maintaining eBook collections in a wide range of formats. Calibre is not (yet) included in the standard Mint distros, but can be installed with the Synaptic Package Manager. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in eBooks, Linux Applications

 

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Why I don’t have a Kindle

I have been pushing and shouting and struggling for eBooks for a long time now — well over ten years — but now that the Kindle has caught on and eBook sales are going through the roof, I find myself in a rather embarrassing position. Because I don’t have a Kindle. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2011 in eBooks

 

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Book scanning for dummies, part five

2. Post-scan processing with Acrobat

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Posted by on April 9, 2011 in eBooks, Scanners, Windows Applications

 

Linux Bash script for combining scanned PDF files into a book

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Posted by on April 9, 2011 in Bash scripts, eBooks, Scripts and macros

 

Book scanning for dummies, part four

Are you ready to scan some books? Here we go! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2011 in eBooks, Hardware

 

Book scanning for dummies, part three

The third magic technology for scanning is Optical Character Recognition — OCR for short. This is the application which converts your pictures of pages into a word processing document that — hopefully — contains more or less the same words in approximately the same order. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in eBooks, Graphics, Hardware, Windows Applications

 

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