Learn How to Join a Windows Work group from Ubuntu and set-up file sharing.
How to: Create a Wireless Access Point using an old wireless router
Learn how to quickly extend your wireless network by using a second (spare/old) router and turning it into a basic Wireless Access Point. It's quick and costs nothing.
How to: Say ‘No, Thank You!’ and opt-out of on-line advertising…
Do you ever feel like it's becoming increasingly difficult to say no to on-line service providers? It's seems to me like the default has switched from Opt-out to Opt-in and the onus is now on you to scrutinise all the small print, hunt down those pesky check boxes hidden away deep with the myriad of … Continue reading How to: Say ‘No, Thank You!’ and opt-out of on-line advertising…
How to: Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70: Part 2
Part 2 of of this multi-part post on how to Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70. In this post we cover setting up your media library for the first time, adding media sources and setting up network file shares.
How to: Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70
Introduction This multi-part post is a tutorial and build log documenting each step involved in installing and configuring your preferred version of XBMC onto a Acer Revo RL70 nettop PC. I will cover two of the most popular builds of XBMC, XBMCbuntu and OpenElec. The full article is split into the following posts/topics: Part 1: Installing XBMCbuntu … Continue reading How to: Install XBMC on the Acer Revo RL70
How to: PC Buying Guide
Useful guide to PC components showing price/performance increments as of September 2011. Click image to expand. Check out the latest PC components by price/performance here:
How to: Remote Desktop Ubuntu from Windows
This tutorial was written and tested using Ubuntu 19.04 as the server and Windows 10 as the client. First you need to install xrdp server on the Ubuntu machine. Open a terminal window and type: sudo apt install xrdp followed by: sudo systemctl enable xrdp That's the installation complete, now to connect: From the Windows … Continue reading How to: Remote Desktop Ubuntu from Windows
How to: Find the best Broadband Package – Part 2
< < Part 1: Find the best Broadband Package Total Cost A note on broadband comparison sites - Often the price you see advertised is not the true cost. To find the true cost you do need to consider things like contract term, line rental charges, top up fees, set-up fee's, cost of hardware (i.e. … Continue reading How to: Find the best Broadband Package – Part 2
How to: Find the best Broadband Package – Part 1
With such a wide choice of broadband options available in the UK it can be difficult to find the best package. One thing is certain, all broadband service providers are not equal. There are many that offer a fantastic service at a very competitive price, but sadly there are also some that offer what appears to be a good service to entice you in, but the once the contract is signed the reality is very much different. Don't be one of those people that take the first package at the top of the price comparison list, do your homework and get a service that you won't later regret.
How to: Use logon scripts to start programs with Windows, without UAC
Windows Vista (carried over to 7, albeit somewhat less intrusive) introduced UAC (User Account Control). Love it or loath it, it serves a purpose, to stop malicious code (software) from running with elevated privileges unless explicitly permitted to do so by an administrator. It's a fundamental security measure to reduce the likelihood of your system … Continue reading How to: Use logon scripts to start programs with Windows, without UAC