Windows 7

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Fri Mar 30 06:48:44 UTC 2012

A sad story of wasted time and money and all caused by what is now 
becoming a "has-been" operating system, now in its last throes of its 

Perhaps you should put your experience into a wiki so that those who 
follow can gain knowledge from it?


On 30/03/12 15:47, Doug wrote:
> 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.
> --doug

Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?

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