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January 28, 2006

Creating a shortcut for a terminal application

After watching www.almostageek.com I was able to install the Xine Media Player on my Fedora Core 4 computer. Xine is a great application and now I can use my Linux box even more as I can watch videos on it, but the problem with Xine is you have to start it from terminal. So while playing around and learning more about Linux I discovered how to create a shortcut that allowed me to run Xine with just a simple mouse click and save me from going through terminal.

Even though this is probably the simplest thing to do for an experience Linux user, for me a complete novice it was a great achievement. I have already shared how I did it with another new Linux user and created a show video to help other new Linux users too.

Creating a Shortcut in Fedora Core (9.2Mb - Windows Media Video)

Posted by The Technician at 10:13 PM | Comments (0)

January 17, 2006

DHCP Protocol (Part 2)

To complete your understanding of DHCP, check out Part II of WindowsNetworking.com's article.
Understanding the DHCP Protocol (Part 2)

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January 10, 2006

DHCP Protocol (Part 1)

While studying Semester 4 of my CCNA I learnt a lot about DCHP and how to configure it on Cisco routers. It is also mentioned in Module 10 of Semester 1 which my Cisco students have recently covered. WindowsNetworking.com have the first part of a two part article online explaining DHCP, so if you are studying for your CCNA or are just interested in how your computer gets an IP address then I recommend this article.

WindowsNetworking.com - Understanding the DHCP Protocol (Part 1)

Posted by The Technician at 09:21 PM | Comments (0)

January 06, 2006

Security Update for Windows XP

Everyone should have Autoupdates enabled on their Windows computers and will have already got this update or will get it automatically next time you go online. If you don't have Autoupdates enabled then please manually update all your Windows computers now. This patch fixes a very dangerous security issue that could expose your computer and allow programs to be run on it remotely.

Download details: Security Update for Windows XP (KB912919)

Posted by The Technician at 07:45 AM | Comments (0)

January 05, 2006

Impact of RAM on System Performance

Windowsnetworking.com has a very interesting article explain all about your computers RAM, paging and how it all affects your computers performance.
Understanding the Impact of RAM on Overall System Performance

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