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multi-page scan to PDF using HP all-in-one on a Linux machine

Switched Mom and Dad's computer to Linux some time back. All has gone well save a couple little things. One of these is the HP all-in-one printer (Officejet 6700). On Windows, Dad used to be able to ...
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Can a freely available add-in to a proprietary softare be considered open source? [closed]

In a paper that I read recently, the authors promote their software as open source because it was released on GitHub under the Apache License 2.0. However, the software is an add-in to a proprietary (...
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Are there hard drives that require additional software in order to function as a storage device?

Hard drives (both internal and external) are commonly advertised with catchphrases such as: No additional software or drivers required NTFS-formatted for Windows Can be used on both ...
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unable to manually change hdmi resolution when using a tv as a monitor

Recently i hooked up an old tv for use in my home studio. It is a 32" JVC LCD screen...pretty old: http://www.cnet.com/products/jvc-lt-32g80su-32-lcd-tv/specs/ What I want to do is to connect this TV ...
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Instead of VTP , what protocol can be used for non Cisco switches?

I got to know that VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol) is a Cisco proprietary protocol. So VTP can be used only on CISCO switches. So if there is a non-Cisco switch in a network, what kind of protocol can ...
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What actually is “Cedar Trail drm driver in DKMS format”?

I know that it is somehow related to the video driver and hardware acceleration, but what exactly this driver is? It seems it is not the video driver itself. So, what actually it is and how exactly is ...
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Remote Desktop software: Why is Teamviewer so much faster than the open source competitors?

TeamViewer is faster compared to FLOSS alternatives concerning 2 aspects: The whole configuration process before the actual session: Determine IP, traverse through NAT & firewall, etc whereas in ...
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Are there non-GPL alternatives to Busybox? [closed]

Busybox seems to be sort stumbling block for vendors that want little embedded linux. There are even lawsuits regarding Busybox. Are there more liberally licensed (BSD, MIT or at least LGPL) analogue ...
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Proprietary vs open-source encryption/security software

I just had an argument with colleagues about the usefulness of Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption for keeping representatives of the state (FBI etc.) out of data. They were convinced that vendors of ...
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Alternatives to Proprietary USB wireless LAN Adapters

Hope So I've picked up a Sony BDP-S270 Blu-ray player advertised as being "wireless LAN ready". I figure this is no problem for a guy that hooked up his second PC to the wireless LAN in the house. I ...
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How can I convert a .msdvd file to … well, *any* video file that isn't .msdvd (Haven

I've used Windows Media Center to create several .msdvd files. I just want to convert them to something else, preferably .avi but any common format will do. I don't want to burn it straight to DVD and ...