Tuesday, 24 June 2008 19:00
With optical character recognition (OCR), you can scan the contents of a document into a single file of editable text. This article, which focuses on scanning books, describes the steps you need to take to prepare pages for optimal OCR results, and compares various free OCR tools to determine which is the best at extracting the text.
Sunday, 15 June 2008 14:00
Linux.com Editorial Staff
Recently in the Linux.com forums, readers asked about desktop effects, automounting NTFS drives, game installation, and hidden directories. We also have unanswered questions of the hardware, software, and legal variety.
Everybody who owns a computer will someday need to dispose of a disk drive. Before you do, it is a good idea to cleanse the drive, so no one can read your sensitive information. Deleting files and reformatting is not sufficient; determined effort can still reveal data from a drive even after it appears to be gone. To do a more thorough job, I suggest using wipe.