Even Granny Has Linux Installed!
Even Granny Has Linux Installed
list of favorite Linux programs. This week, Granny tells all
about Gimp and KSnapshot.
Hello my dear. I am so thankful you stopped
at my page to learn a little about my favorite Linux programs and
for some of my fresh apple pie.
While the pie is cooling, let me
introduce you to two I have enjoyed using. These two programs
nearly knocked my dentures out!
Looking for a
great Graphics Package? Use Gimp!
GNU's Image Manipulation Program offers so many features usually
found in professional desktop applications for the customary
Linux price of $0.00. Gimp comes with most versions of Linux and
I know for sure in Mandrake and RedHat. Just be sure to install
this graphics package when given the option during setup. If you
have Linux installed, GIMP usually is found under Graphics.
I'm no artist, but the GIMP allowed me to
do some clever artwork in seconds. I'm not
making this up. Here I have created a pretty sphere with a single
click of my mouse key:
I'm so thankful for the wonderful folks who
helped make the GIMP possible. Thank you Spencer Kimball and
Peter Mattis and the other gang of fine folks at Gimp.org. Just so you can be sure of the power of GIMP, our
well known TUX image (now known as the Linux logo) by Larry Ewing
was designed in GIMP!
How to make screen
captures in Linux? KSnapshot!
This very handy screen capture tool, by the folks who bring us
interface, has made screen capture
too easy! Yes, even an old grannie can make quality images appear
on websites! If you have Linux installed then you will usually
find it under either KDE Tools or KDE Graphics
KSnapshot, written by Richard Moore,
ensures that even beginners get quality screen shots in Linux
without a hitch. All of the screen captures I used for my
articles are made using KSnapshot. Below is a snapshot of
KSnapshot on my RedHat Linux machine.
Using both KSnapshot and the GIMP allows
even an old grandmother to get real power from Linux!
Next article, I hope to review a few of my all time favorite programs available exclusively for Linux at the usual Linux
price of $0. Until then, God bless you and hope you have a real
Special Ed writer