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Comment Re:why would a computer "jitter and freeze" (Score 1) 445

When I was running a LAN center we had the same problem. I was able to solve it using HTB (QOS) and IPTables on a Linux router. I don't know if enterprise hardware can do it but it works really well.

Instead of doing QOS by connection you can either do it via destination IP address (fairly normal) or source IP address (less normal). Because of the way QOS works source based QOS limits download speed while destination based QOS limits upload speed.

What I did was use IPTables to tag the packets and then HTB to provide QOS. This means you need 1 IPTable rule and HTB rule per IP address so this would only work for a limited number of users but it works really well.

Comment Desktop Search? (Score 1) 211

Since you only have one person that needs to access the files I would just use Desktop Search. Personally I like Google Desktop ( http://desktop.google.com/ ) & Copernic Desktop Search ( http://www.copernic.com/en/products/desktop-search/index.html ). Here is an article reviewing some of them - http://lifehacker.com/400365/five-best-desktop-search-applications.

The main thing that you need to do is OCR the documents when you scan them in (You can convert non-OCR PDFs into OCR PDFs but I don't know anything that can search them before you put text in them). On Linux the two mains ones that I know of are Tracker and Beagle (http://www.linux.com/feature/143259).

I know these are not all open source or have ewb interfaces but they are really easy to use. You just put the files in folders and point the desktop search at them. Great for someone that doesn't know a lot about computers.

Our OS who art in CPU, UNIX be thy name. Thy programs run, thy syscalls done, In kernel as it is in user!