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I have been rebuilding my PC with Ubuntu Hardy Heron over the past two days. I’ve been running Linux of one flavour or another on it for just over 12 months.

I’ve been checking and watching the Linux world from time-to-time to see how photographers are faring with this OS. The one thing I found in the past that was a real bug-bear was colour management in Linux. It was one of the reasons I went to OS X over Linux 12 months ago. The other being no photoshop for linux. (Yes there is The Gimp but...)

I have a ColorVision Spyder II that I use on my MacBook for colour management and it does a rather good job. Today I decided to do a search to see if there had been any developments.

I came across this site:

http://jcornuz.wordpress.com

This site is full of excellent information on how to get your Linux machines up to scratch with colour managment, along with lots of other usefull information.

Joel Cornuz has done an excellent job putting it all together.
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