Archive for October, 2009

Before the Web!

October 16th, 2009 No comments

When I first got involved with the Internet in 1994 I bought a Best Selling 500 page book on the Internet which only had a passing reference to the WWW mentioning that it might become important. The book concentrated on Gopher (the primitive precursor of the WWW), WAIS which never happened, and the usual Email, USENET and FTP.

But how many Internet users of today have even heard of Gopher!

Ubuntu: Connecting to a Windows Network Printer

October 13th, 2009 No comments

To allow Ubuntu or Linux PC to Print to a Windows Printer, you must enable LPD on Vista , and Unix Print services on XP.

How to Enable LPD on Vista :-
Control-Panel-> Program and Features -> Turn Windows Features On and Off -> Print Services -> LPD Print Services (Click to Enable)

This done Ubuntu will be able to see your Printer on the Network.

LPD is short for line printer daemon

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