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How to share a scanner on your network

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After hours of research and tweaking, all your computers are connected to each other and the Internet, and you can print your documents on a printer connected to another system -- but you still must take a break when someone else wants to use the scanner connected to your system. Save the money additional scanners would cost by sharing your scanner on your LAN.

GPLv3: What the Hackers Said (Update)

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When I wrote about the wrangling over the GNU GPLv3 licence a month back, it provoked a lively conversation in the comments. Given this evident passion among readers, I thought it would be interesting to ask the top hackers - the ones actually involved in the discussions - for their thoughts on the matter. So I contacted Richard Stallman for the FSF angle, and a bunch of the top kernel hackers - Linus, Alan Cox, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Andrew Morton and Dave Miller - for their view.

Oracle has yet to prove Linux cred

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Linux

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison fired a broadside at Red Hat on Wednesday. But now that some of the smoke has cleared, it appears some cannonballs went wide of the mark. Red Hat's business is under new pressure, but it won't be simple for Oracle to walk off with all its customers.

Ubuntu 6.10 Upgrade First Impressions

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I took the plunge yesterday and upgraded my machine from Ubuntu 6.06 to 6.10. The upgrade instructions were very simple. I was extremely impressed with the upgrade. Absolutely no problems whatsoever.

Open source can be more profitable than proprietary

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HP claims it has started to make higher margins from open source than proprietary software in some instances, due to the support costs associated with migration.

Fedora Core 6 Review

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Fedora Core 6 was released on the 24th, not the 24th of December, but the 24th of October. I can't remember who said that on the Fedora IRC channel, but for him a new Fedora release was a bit like Christmas. So I was there at 2pm GMT that day, and as soon as the mirrors started to make Zod available I started downloading it.

Zotero: A seriously useful research tool

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Software

If you spend most of your time doing research on the Web, you need Zotero, a Firefox extension that helps you manage research sources. With Zotero installed, Firefox is not confined to the Web, and you can use it as a standalone application for all sorts of online and offline research.

Sun drops hints on Java open source licence

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Oracle OpenWorld: Sun has pledged to release open source Java components by the end of the year, but so far has remained mum about which licence it would use

Weekly Debian News #2

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And once more the glory of the Weekly Debian Nudes bursts onto your screens, like a particularly colorful pimp, resplendent in its purple sports coat and orange suede shoes. I manage to write a second issue. Of course this is the really big, and no doubt entirely unexpected, news.

MANDRIVA 2007 PowerPack

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Reviews

Not many years ago, Linux users were pretty much computer geeks. The amount of software available was limited and most installs were from source code. It was from this simple premise that Mandrake was born.

Using Compiz in KDE on Fedora Core 6

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Well, as I already said, Fedora Core 6 is out - and it is pretty amazing! Ok, I have to admit that the install (I normally reinstall which is no problem since my home has its own partition) wasn’t easy at all. But I have to admit, the new system works great.

'Grand Theft Auto' maker loses round in lawsuit

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Legal

A federal judge refused a request from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. to immediately dismiss some claims in a lawsuit accusing it of selling "Grand Theft Auto" video games containing sexually explicit images under the wrong content label.

First SBC in new military/aerospace form-factor runs Linux

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The first SBC (single-board computer) based on a new military/aerospace form-factor standard is now shipping, and runs Linux 2.6, according to distributor Mistral Solutions.

AIX 5L Version 5.3: What’s in it for you?

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Learn what new features you can benefit from in AIX 5L Version 5.3. With guaranteed binary compatibility with the previous releases on the one hand and support for advanced technologies such as Virtual SCSI, Virtual Ethernet, Micro-Partitioning, and Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) on the other, AIX 5L continues to empower users and developers with flexible, reliable, and powerful tools to interoperate smoothly across different IT environments.

Fedora Core 6 - A Cursory Glance (At What Looks Like A Great Distro)

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I downloaded Fedora Core 6 yesterday, and had a good couple of hours today (I’m on holiday) to test it out - so here’s what I think of it.

Reports of Red Hat's death at Oracle's hand are premature

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Is it just me, or is Oracle biting off more than it can chew with its foray into the land of Linux support services? In one corner, we have a finely-coiffed prince with a rapper's ego, Larry Ellison, and his database empire. In the other, we have Red Hat: almost synonymous with Linux, especially in the business world, and long a pillar of the free/open source community.

CLI tricks: Creating image thumbnails

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If you publish content on the web you need to create thumbnails of published images every now and then. GIMP is useful for that, but why use such a heavy tool for such a simple task? It always took me about a minute to actually launch GIMP, do all the clicking to get a small version of the image and save it to another file. I have been doing it this way for ages, until I have heard of ImageMagick for the first time.

Firefox 2.0: More Than Just a Surfboard

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Rob Reilly files his review of Firefox 2.0: "The two big things I liked in the edition include enhancements to tabbed browsing and an embedded spell checker. Version 2.0 also has an updated add-on manager that consolidates the add-on extension and theme functions..."

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