It was a long time since I installed debian on my laptop. Unsupported hardware issues dogged it the last time I tried it on this (which seems years back). But this time, it was really worth giving a shot. I found Debian sleek, more nostalgic than any other present distribution. It is probably the best distribution to work with.
Upgraded Ubuntu on my laptop to the latest - 7.04, Feisty Fawn. The upgrade was smooth and easy. For me, upgrading to a newer version is to just have the latest of applications, especially GNOME and Evolution. Looks like there is a bunch of [:http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/704tour|very nice features] on 7.04. If your Firefox rendering of Indic characters (especially Kannada characters) go bonkers yet again, add your default locale back again on /usr/bin/firefox. Look for this section to do that:
Found this on a forum. Very useful in converting Tiffs to PDF.
tiff2ps -h 8.5 -w 11 *.tif > tiffs.ps ps2pdfwr -g7920x6120 tiffs.psOR
$ for f in *.tiff; do convert [options] $f $f.ps; done $ convert *.ps merged.ps $ ps2pdf merged.pdfFor the first method, you'll need Ghostscript Utilities installed. For the second, you'll need imagemagick installed.