OCR in Linux is alive and well.
Lios is a free and open source software for converting print in to text using a scanner. It can also produce text out of scanned images from other sources. Program is given total accessibility for visually impaired.

Features

1 Single scan & Repeated Scanning, 2 Scan images from folder or Pdf, 3 Full GUI environment, 4 Brightness optimizer, 5 Audio converter, 6 Easily Accessible Preference Window, 7 5 OCR Engines (OCROPUS,CUNEIFORM,TESSERACT,GOCR,OCRAD), 8 Good text manipulation with Find, Go-To-Page, Append file, Punch File. 9 Low vision support in the tools menu, 10 Dictionary Support for english(Artha) 11 And more features are in the preferences.
http://code.google.com/p/linux-intel...-ocr-solution/