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    Smile Meet Linux

    I wonder if these will be shown on Dell's website when they start selling Linux boxes?

    http://www.novell.com/linux/meetlinux/
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    *Moved to OSs*

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    Hehehe...
    If Linux really looked like that I'd definitely play with it a lot more
    Last edited by SirDice; March 29th, 2007 at 06:03 PM.
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    He He

    I'm using Suse and Ubuntu, I hope Ubuntu makes a commercial.
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    Hey folks,

    Remember it wasn't that long ago that MS and Novell signed a deal for MS to provide enterprise support for SuSE?

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    I have been messing with a perl and printing script for HOURS! F__K linux!

    Just kidding. It does piss me off though, it would be easier to share a WINDOWS printer with SAMBA than to get this to work strictly on Linux.
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    Printers seem to always be a pain in the ass. One thing I was doing which works and is now part of what my college does:

    I was sitting in my class one day in Linux + and the teacher was talkign and knew that I knew enough about Linux that if I wasn't listening or paying attention that I'd generally mess with my laptop and not disturb the rest of class.

    Well, I told him I'd installed some new stuff and was thinking about doing a port scan of the whole college. He thought this was a cool idea because I could output the results into a text file which he could use in not only Security+ but also the networking classes so on I went.

    After a little while I realised I had a weird result:

    I found a printer running quite a few services, and after some chatting with TheHorse13 he said give it a go on FTP.

    Next thing you know, the printer is spitting out firewall logs. Well that was odd so when it was time for a break, before I went to smoke I told him about it and we sat for a minute or two messing with it and got the thing to print pretty much whatever we wanted over FTP, so now in the Linux + class, they use FTP to make the printer work.

    Last I heard it was still in use and I was actually thanked for it. The printers they had didn't like working with Linux for some reason and I haven't ever used a printer on anything but Windows and have no idea how to set one up so I'm not sure if the people just didn't know how like me or just didn't really want to mess with it.

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    Alot of printers come with a full TCP/IP compliment. That is FTP/Telnet/Ping etc. I am printing direct to a printer over TCP/IP so I just have to pull my head out and get the correct protocol and codes right.
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    I disabled a printer with telnet once.

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    Well I agree that connecting a printer strainght away with Linux make you feel the pain it carried with its FREE tag. I had encountered (rather watched) a case wherein the person had to create a Windows system (on a nice powerful hardware) with Windows running on it to get the peripherals connected to it to work with the all other computers on the network all of which RAN Linux.
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