LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-15-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
TwoHoot
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Brady, TX, USA
Distribution: SuSE 9.1 Pro
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Application List; Network printer; PGP


I have three unrelated questions:

1) There is such a wide variety of software available for Linux that the problem becomes one of selection. Just the selection of browsers or email handlers is mind-boggling. After dinking around with it a bit, some are super applications while others are ... uh ... of limited use.

Is there a website with reviews and comparisons indexed by application function?

2) I would like to use a printer/scanner/fax that is connected to a Windows 2000 Pro machine via a hard-wired Peer-to-Peer LAN. Can someone point me toward some step by step HowTo instructions?

3) Lots of friends and family members use my office for fun, online training, research and work. There are a few files (financial records, passwords and PIN numbers, legal papers, etc.) that I want absolutely private. I have them encrypted with MIT's old free version of PGP on my Windows machines. I have no need for secure email communication or anything else, so those features are just clutter for me. What Linux application will import my key and decrypt my existing files?

Cordially,
TwoHoot
 
Old 12-15-2005, 10:06 PM   #2
Matir
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 8,507

Rep: Reputation: 122Reputation: 122
For #1, have you taken a look at freshmeat.net or sourceforge.net? Both provide detailed information and some reviews.

On #3, You can use the GnuPG, a free/open source implementation of public-key crypto using a PGP-compatible system.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
printer: application/postscript dramen Linux - Hardware 5 05-07-2005 10:57 AM
Kicker Panel not updating application list (suse9.1 kde3.3 x11r6.8.1) booradley Linux - Software 2 10-09-2004 05:02 PM
Printing on PC (Windows ) attached printer from a linux application on same Network shankar_hn Linux - Newbie 0 10-24-2003 05:32 AM
Application list podunk Linux - General 2 08-12-2003 11:26 AM
setup printer on client machine(slackware 8) to server (slackware7) network printer changwoo Slackware 9 05-02-2003 06:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration