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Re: [SLE] Convert a Windows XP Prof to Linux
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:18:24 -0400
  • Message-id: <1145531904.5362.21.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 15:15 +0800, Ronald Wiplinger wrote:
> I have an AMD 64 processor and many programs are not working with the
> x.64 editions, like scanners, correct printers, cameras, ...
> I want therefore move also my desktop over to Linux (SuSE 10), since all
> my servers are running SuSE anyway.
> I list below programs I am using right now on Windows and hope you can
> help me to complete the list with Linux programs:

> Photoscanner (basically it is a camera, which can make pictures and put
> them together into one pdf files, whereby it even turns the page and
> merge the pages into. You scan in 1,3,5,7, ... and flip the book, scan
> 8,6,4,2 and finish it to one pdf file)
> ?

xsane can now do multipage scans and save to one pdf file. I use the
feature all the time to save copies of my multipage bills.

> Maybe I can use also Wine for the missing parts? There is another
> program (not free) to overcome this.
> I have three partition and now only used one for Windows. I can install
> on the second partition Linux and try, ... but if successful, I would
> like to shrink the old Windows partition ...
> Any thoughts? Experience?

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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