Posts tagged Windows 7
It seems that sharing printers connected to a Linux computer so they can be seen on a Windows 7 computer on the same network isn’t as easy as it should be.
Even if you go through the process of setting on the printer on the Linux computer and setting it to “shared”, Windows 7 computers will still fail to see it.
This is particularly true if you’re trying to combine CUPS with Samba so that you can see the printer in Windows Explorer.
It looks like the problem may have to More >
One of the things I love about Canonical’s Xubuntu Linux distro is that its Thunar file manager has a very simple way of being able to launch a Terminal prompt at the folder location you’re currently looking at – you just right-click on the Thunar panel and choose “Open Terminal Here”. Pretty simple, really.
It turns out Windows 7 has the same thing although its slightly more difficult to get.
Rather than just a right-click on a Windows Explorer folder view, you hold the Shift key down, then right-click and you’ll More >
If you’ve bought this phone and you want to connect it up to your Windows 7 PC, it’s actually not that hard to do – even if you’ve lost the original CD that came with the phone. The A411 is a nice little 3G phone sold on the Telstra network in Australia as a budget prepaid phone. IT has fairly modest multimedia capabilities – no external storage and only 55MB on-board – but it can capture still images and video (320×240-pixels) and play MP3 ringtones.
It doesn’t use a standard 3.5mm More >
Then from the list of themes, just choose “Windows 7 Basic”. This will force Windows 7 to switch off the extra features with Aero being switched off in the process.
Why would you want to turn off Aero? For starters, using Aero requires 3D graphics and for notebooks, that can mean a noticeable hit in battery life. Switching this off will enable the notebook graphics engine to use its 2D engine only and conserve power.
A. Yes and no. Yes, Windows 7 will run USB3.0 ports and peripherals provided that the manufacturer of either the ports or the gear provides driver software. At the moment, the earliest USB3.0 gear includes external USB3.0 hard drives from the likes of Buffalo (pictured), which is also supplying a USB3.0 PCI-Express expansion card and software for Windows to make the whole thing work.
The word is that Microsoft is readying Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 with a view to releasing it some time in April. It is expected that More >