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Submission + - Accessing Windows Or Samba Shares Using AutoFS

hausmasta writes: "You already installed Linux on your networked desktop PC and now you want to work with files stored on some other PCs in your network. This is where autofs comes into play. This tutorial shows how to configure autofs to use CIFS to access Windows or Samba shares from Linux Desktop PCs. It also includes a tailored configuration file. ba_shares_using_autofs"

Submission + - Google Patent Search puts the USPTO to shame

dickeya writes: From the horse's mouth:

As part of Google's mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, we're constantly working to expand the diversity of content we make available to our users. With Google Patent Search, you can now search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus and find patents that interest you. You can view images of original patents online, or save and print them for offline use.

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