Windows 7

Doug dmcgarrett at
Fri Mar 30 04:47:33 UTC 2012

On 03/29/2012 10:24 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> On 03/29/2012 10:11 PM, Ted Hilts wrote:
>> I had to get this notebook (PS200 cpu) but most of my network is Linux
>> -- the recent machines are Ubuntu. I have two problems. First problem is
>> that I do not like the new Ubuntu direction(I don't like any of it
>> because my older machines can't handle the screen behavior and Ubuntu
>> appears to be moving quickly into the commercial side if things and
>> won't support any of the traditional stuff especially development
>> tools).
> There are things about the current Ubuntu I'm not very fond of myself, 
> and I usually take opportunity to gripe bout them from time to time.  
> But this is just nonsense.  You have older computers or systems that 
> need to work without accelerated 3D video, install Lubunut/Xubuntu and 
> be happy.  and not support development tools? Where the *censored* 
> does that come from?
> And as for Windows 7, somewhere in the network settings, Windows 
> offers you a chance to turn off Homegroups and use traditional windows 
> networking.  You'll probably find that works better.
I have the same problem, or more so, I'm not sure. After futzing with 
the Windows machine to try and get it to network, I
finally wound up with the d*** machine not seeing the Internet, altho it 
could see one of two Linux machines. (The linux
machines could not see the Windows machine, however.)  I wound up 
calling M/S and paying a large fee to solve the Internet
problem, since all their various "help" routines, including those on the 
Internet (accessed from a Linux machine, of course)
were, as usual, useless.
So what I need to know, from somebody, is how to get all this network 
stuff working without blowing up the Windows
machine again.  If it includes turning off Homegroups, then tell me how, 
and then after I do that, then what do I do?
I have no idea what "traditional windows networking" is.  In plain 
English, I haven't a clue!

Thanx to anyone willing and able to help.


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