FileSharing in Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

This brief tutorial shows you how to enable file sharing between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 easily. If you want to access Ubuntu files from Windows or vice versa, you may have to enable file sharing. When file sharing is enabled, you will be able to access, modify and delete files on either machine remotely. This is one good way to make sure that both your Windows and Ubuntu machines can communicate share documents.

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Enable Remote Access in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

This short guide shows you how to enable remote access in Ubuntu from other systems using VNC Clients. By default, remote access is denied to Ubuntu desktops. And if you need to connect to Ubuntu remotely without first enabling access, your connection will fail. Now, in Windows world, you could use Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) to access remote systems. Unfortunately MS RDP isn’t available in Ubuntu. If you need to establish a remote desktop connection, you must use VNC. VNC is another protocol that works just like RDP from Microsoft – allowing you access to remote systems.

 

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Wine 1.4 is Finally Here! Install it in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

A new version of Wine ( a program that lets you install Windows software in Ubuntu) was released today. This version is 1.4 and comes with many enhancements and fixes. It took almost 2 years of development work and over 16,000 individual changes, but it’s finally released.

For more detailed changelog or information about this release, click here.

This tutorial shows you how to install it in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

 

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Get Rid of Viruses and Spyware by Restoring Windows

Recently I have had some requests from friends and family members to get rid of viruses and spyware from infected Windows computers. Interestingly, most of the problem PCs have been Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.  It seems like Linux systems are more secure after all.

Anyway, the easiest and quickest way to get rid of most viruses in Windows, is to perform a system restore to an earlier time when the system wasn’t infected. This could be the previous week or month, and might save you tons of time and money.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to get rid of nasty malware programs by restoring your systems.

 

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Automatically Mount Windows’ Shares in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) with Full Access

Want to mount your Windows’ shares in Ubuntu with full access? This tutorial will show you how.

This brief guide shows you how to create and automatically mount Windows shares in Ubuntu 11.10 so that everytime you login to Ubuntu they will be there. In most cases when you mount a Windows share in Ubuntu, you don’t have full access to edit of modify the mounted share. This tutorial is going to fix that and show how to mount shares with full access.

 

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