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Dec
7
comment Does a computer use fewer resources when programs are minimized?
It seems worth noting that the reduction in the use of system resources is trivial: in the example given, by minimizing the application, the working set is only reduced by about 1.2%.
Oct
14
answered Linux apropos command always returns “nothing appropriate”
Oct
4
comment How do I work with a remote file system from windows using a GUI?
What is it you're trying to do? Fully administer the Linux server, or just move files around?
Oct
4
accepted Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
Oct
4
answered Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
Oct
4
comment Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
I tried that. It didn't seem to make any difference, but then, it shouldn't -- Everyone already has printer permission.
Sep
27
comment Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
There's a comment in this discussion of a similar problem that suggests that the Homegroup feature depends upon DHCP-assigned IP addresses, and in my setup, the desktop has a manually-assigned IP, the netbook a DHCP-assigned IP address. Could that be the issue?
Sep
27
comment Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
The printer is shared without restrictions. Logging in with the remote user's name and password works just fine. The problem is that logging in should not be necessary at all.
Sep
27
comment Homegroup doesn't show other computers, but “Network” does
Do you know where documentation of this can be found? I have one PC with a manually assigned IP address, and another with a DHCP address. The DHCP-addressed PC can access the Homegroup-shared resources of the manually-addressed PC if "logged in". It'd be a nuisance to switch to DHCP addressing for the manually-addressed PC.
Sep
27
asked Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
May
23
accepted Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?
May
22
awarded  Student
May
22
comment Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?
Bitlocker is definitely a requirement for their preferred system of remote access. There's a different system for remote access, but it's fussier and more limited, so I wanted to check on the issue with Bitlocker before I considered the alternative.
May
22
awarded  Supporter
May
22
comment Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?
@fpmurphy, that seems like what should be the case. Have you tried that in practice? @Spectre, in my case at least, this is optional, and I do most of my work in Linux anyway, so I'd rather skip Bitlocker so that I could run Ubuntu on the bare metal, if it came to that.
May
22
asked Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?
May
18
revised Linux, is it necessary to to Md5sum when copying files to new directory on same hard drive?
Added a clarifying detail.
May
18
answered Linux, is it necessary to to Md5sum when copying files to new directory on same hard drive?
May
3
awarded  Scholar
May
3
comment Is there a good tool for automatically opening, sizing, and placing application windows?
Thanks. nView is available, though the documentation is a bit sparse. We'll give that a go.