My brother brought me a scanner – Epson Perfection 1250. I will be scanning lots of pictures from my (and Olga’s for that matter) college years. It is time to digitize all those numerous photo albums.
I was surprised how easy it was to install and configure the scanner. It is a USB device, so I just had to plug it in and it was working. My Fedora Linux Core 1 machine had a number of applications to work with the scanner straight away – Kooka (from KDE guys), XSane, and Gimp (via XSane).