Posts Tagged with "Windows"

Tech Posts Moving

Sunday, August 24, 2008

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I’ll be beginning to move the tech posts to the company site late tonight. For the time being, in their place, until I get Google to spider the company site, I will leave links to the new location and not completely remove them until they show up in searches.

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Geek Post: Keeping home directory on separate partition

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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Ubuntu’s done some phenomenal work the past few years helping move Linux mainstream. One of the things they haven’t done–and they are not alone–is emphasize creating and using a separate partition mounted as /home. Why is that important? Well, take me, for example. Reformatted my laptop a couple days ago, and after running into an […]

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Internet Explorer and Quickbooks in Ubuntu…

Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Ok, maybe not exactly…but still. VM running XP, and running it very well, and very fast. And yes, that IS my desktop…that background is cool–if looked at from the side, without knowing about the background, looks like my screen is cracked!

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Server 2008 review, Part 1

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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This really shouldn’t be labeled as Part 1, as you’ll soon see. But I really did have the best intentions… I received my copy of Server 2008 this week and was going to use some evening time and some time this weekend to play around with it a bit–especially with the changes in Terminal Services, […]

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Funny!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

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Gotta watch out for the middle-aged under-appreciated white man…always so stressed.

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Mount Windows Shares in Ubuntu (or derivative)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

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1. edit your /etc/hosts file; give the Windows machine an associated name (or to be consistent with Windows networking, the machine’s Netbios name)2. install the samba and smbfs packages (sudo apt-get install samba/smbfs)3. Create a directory for the share to appear locally (sudo mkdir /mnt/bob, for instance)4. Edit /etc/fstab for the share (example of //systemname/sharename […]

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Vista SP1 RC review

Thursday, December 13, 2007

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I was initially worried when I began the install: it warned that the process may take an hour or more (didn’t jot down the exact wording). But, after 9 minutes, the Service Pack completed…or so I thought. Required a reboot, at which time it began the real install, notifying that it was Installing Service Pack: […]

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Vista SP1 RC available

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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The overly-long-awaited SP1 for Vista is almost out now, but Microsoft released the Release Candidate today to the general public. Have to jump through a couple hoops, do a couple updates, and do a couple reboots before it is seen on Windows Update, but it is indeed there. (Oh, and it’ll have to be removed […]

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Explanation of the OS issue…

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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So why the fuss about the operating systems on my (main) computer? Despite being a Microsoft Certified Professional (yeah, ooh and ahh) and Small Business Specialist (further oohs), I’m not a strict fanboy of Windows. Nor am I a strict fanboy of Linux. Simply put, the current status of computers today is such that each […]

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So after all that work…

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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…I haven’t been in Vista all day. Just working between Mint and XP thus far. (If that made no sense to you, see posts from earlier in the day…)

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