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Re: CHAT: LaTeX and Linux (was :Two questions about the IPA and

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Saturday, July 13, 2002, 17:09
Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> File sharing, using my scanner, watching movies, all this works only with > Windows. Linux is great, but still lacks some abilities in multimedia.
Well, file sharing (in both directions) is done by Samba ( I use the Samba client at work to mount all of the Windows file servers directly into my filesystem tree. In fact, I even emulate the standard drive-letter mappings, so that what my neighbors map as N:\, I mount as /mnt/n:. I could also run the Samba server and let people map to part of my system as if it were a Windows file server, but I have no need for that at present. I do however mount most of the network printers with Samba, and they look to Linux just like local printers. Linux scanner support is provided by Sane ( Of course your scanner may or may not be supported at the present time. Sane is a programming library that comes with good free user-level tools, both GUI and command-line. You can even run a server that allows (selected) people remote access to your scanner! There is lots of information at this site about supported scanners, third-party apps, and even competing programs. Watching movies? I don't know about it myself, but there are plenty of people who do thanks to the huge controversy over DeCSS. -- One art / There is John Cowan <jcowan@...> No less / No more All things / To do With sparks / Galore -- Douglas Hofstadter