Epson Printer on Linux: A Shout-out

In my experience, getting a printer to work on Linux is not straightforward. That's usually because the manufacturer doesn't provide a suitable Linux driver, so you have to consult the Internets for something else, maybe a third-party driver or one that works with a model similar to yours (places like are a godsend at ... more


20 years of Linux

I've seen a few messages wishing happy birthday to the Linux kernel. I'm not sure how software can have a "birth"-day, but whatever. The Inquirer reminds us that today is the 20th anniversary of Linus Torvalds's announcement to the world that his kernel was in existence and under development. Which reminded me about the video ... more


The Never-Ending Story

SCO Group's assault on (among many things) the Linux kernel, has officially been put out of its long-standing misery. SCO does not own the Unix copyrights that it alleged, without any base, were infringed by Linux; most observers have already long since known this. As I learn this, I realise now that have been laughing ... more


The Penguin and the Gnu

Another episode of Computer FLOSS, a YouTube series aimed at educating about FLOSS. This episode is about two flagships of the FLOSS movement (GNU and Linux), how they came to be and how they relate. The Penguin and the Gnu Yes, all right. No series about free and open source software would be complete without ... more