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Jan 13, 2011, 09:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Scanners have long been a configuration nightmare for Linux machines, but the Simple Scan app can make routine, repetitive photo and document scanning chores much easier than apps like Xsane. Simple Scan has a smaller footprint on system resources and an uncomplicated, single-pane interface. Be prepared for some key trade-offs, however, if you decide to use Simple Scan regularly.

"One key area of frustration for newcomers to the Linux OS is using document scanners. Most hardware makers do not provide Linux drivers on discs that accompany their scanner models. So Linux users have to struggle to find solutions on distro-specific help forums.

"Linux does not support the TWAIN-compatible drivers popular in the Windows world. So the trick in obtaining scanning success is to use a scanner device that is compatible with Xsane, a scanner interface that uses the Scanner Access Now Easy driver."

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