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Ubuntu App Pricing

Here is an interesting blog post about how Ubuntu prices their apps. App developer Marcos Costales recently tried to upload his app to the Ubuntu Software Center, but when trying to set a simply low price, Ubuntu requires either $0.00 USD or at least $2.99 USD as a minimum price for a paid app.

What do you think about this? Should Ubuntu offer apps for under the $2.99 price? As a prime example, both the Android Play Store and Apples iTunes Store offer low priced apps... many for an easy price of $1 USD. There would be a lot more purchases of apps in the one dollar range then say an app for $25. If you support the idea of lower priced apps in the Ubuntu Software Center, consider creating a bug report!

Ubuntu Open Week Day 2

On Thursday, May 3rd, we hosted our second day of Ubuntu Open Week sessions where we had the following sessions (click topic for link to full sessions logs):
There were more great sessions today. Please check them out, especially our Ubuntu Hour session.

Ubuntu Open Week continues Friday, May 4th, at 13:00 UTC with: How to use Ask Ubuntu, How to contribute translating Ubuntu, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Users and Ubuntu Women Project.

Ubuntu Software Center - The Manual

The Ubuntu Software Center is the simplest and easiest way to find, read about, add and remove software on your Ubuntu computer. There is now a manual available for it called "Ubuntu Software Center - Streamline Your Software Experience" and you can find it here:

Make sure you thank the writers & developers. So much hard work and efforts go into these projects, your kindness is always appreciated!

UBUNTU APP: gscan2pdf

A number of times now Ive needed some OCR software. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. A document I need to have transcribed into Open Office, a magazine article, whatever it is, Ive need OCR software in Ubuntu a few times now. Theres command line programs like "gocr", but for those of us that have used the command line for years now, but still cant figure it out completely, in comes gscan2pdf. Its a GUI mainly for scanning in documents and converting those images to PDF. There website says this:

"gscan2pdf - A GUI to produce a multipage PDF or DjVu from a scan."

But it has a clever feature that allows you to import an image (or to scan it in) and then run the OCR software. gscan2pdf makes the OCR process very easy. 

- Open gscan2pdf
- Scan in your image or import it
- go to "tools" and than select OCR 
- pick GOCR or Tesseract as your OCR engine
- click the "Start OCR" button and let it do its thing

The output will be in the lower half of the gscan2pdf program. Click the image below to see gscan2pdf full size. I have better luck using the Tesseract OCR engine. Your mileage may vary of course!