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Use gImageReader to Extract Text From Images and PDFs on Linux

Brief: gImageReader is a GUI tool to utilize tesseract OCR engine for extracting texts from images and PDF files in Linux. gImageReader is a front-end for Tesseract Open Source OCR Engine. Tesseract was originally developed at HP and then was open-sourced in 2006. Basically, the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine lets you scan...

How to Install Nvidia Drivers on Linux Mint [Beginner’s Guide]

Linux Mint is a fantastic Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that aims to make it easy for newbies to experience Linux by minimizing the learning curve. Not just limited to being one of the best beginner-friendly Linux distros, it also does a few things better than Ubuntu. Of course, if you’re using Linux Mint like I do, you’re probably already...

How to Turn Off Automatic Brightness on Ubuntu [Quick Tip]

Some new laptops come with built-in integrated light sensor. Operating systems use this sensor to measure the ambient light conditions and change the screen brightness automatically. This helps in reducing eye strain. You can see that this is a useful feature. But not everyone might like it all the time. For example, while watching Netflix on...

You Can Now Install Official Evernote Client on Ubuntu and Debian-based Linux Distributions

Evernote is a popular note-taking application. It was a revolutionary product at the time of its launch. Since then, there have been several such application that allow you to save web clippings, notes etc into notebook formats. For years, the desktop client of Evernote was not available for Linux. Evernote promised a Linux application some time...

Guake Terminal: A Customizable Linux Terminal for Power Users [Inspired by an FPS Game]

Brief: Quickly access your terminal that is customizable and powerful for a variety of users with Guake Terminal emulator. Guake Terminal: Top-Down Terminal for GNOME Desktop Guake is a terminal emulator that’s tailored for GNOME desktop with a top-down design. It was originally inspired from the terminal seen in an FPS...

Meet SysMonTask: A Windows Task Manager Lookalike for Linux

Thanks to the desktop environments, almost all Linux distributions come with a task manager application. In addition to that, there are several other system monitoring applications for Linux that have additional features. But recently I came across a task manager created for Linux that looks like … wait for it … the task manager of Windows. ...

What is GNU/Linux Copypasta?

As a Linux user, you might have come across a long text that starts with “I’d like to interject for a moment. What you are referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux”. It makes some people confused about what is Linux and what is GNU/Linux. I have explained it in the article about the concept of Linux distributions. Basically, Linux...

How to Install the Latest Erlang on Ubuntu Linux

Erlang is a functional programming language for building massive scalable real-time systems. Originally created by Ericsson as a proprietary software, Erlang was later open sourced. Erlang is available in the Universe repository of Ubuntu. With that repository enabled, you can easily install it using the following command: sudo apt install...

Check Your Disk Usage Using ‘duf’ Terminal Tool [Friendly Alternative to du and df commands]

Brief: duf is a terminal tool meant as an enhancement to the traditional “df” and “du” Linux commands. It lets you easily check for free disk space, sort the output, and present it in a user-friendly manner. duf: A Cross-Platform disk usage utility written in Golang Before I knew about this utility, I preferred using a GUI program...

ESPlot: Open Source Software for Plotting Real-Time, High-Speed Signals For Embedded Systems

Confronted with the need of plotting high-speed (or high number of data) signals, typically for embedded systems applications and real-time, research engineers at the Saarland University, Germany have developed their own software called ESPlot. ESPlot communicates with microcontroller boards over a custom serial protocol. In applications where...

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