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 (www.samba.org).
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 (www.mostang.com/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.
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