Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

Hyper-V Dropping Outgoing Packets

For weeks I have been fighting with a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Hyper-V. I noticed that on a couple of virtual machines they would suffer from significant packet loss. I first noticed it with the Windows 8 Release Preview VM and immediately blamed it on Windows 8 not being supported yet, not being […]

CHKDSK: Problems or not?

I ran into this interesting conundrum today running CHKDSK on Windows 7 x64.   C:\>CHKDSK X: …snip… Windows found problems with the file system. Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these. C:\>CHKDSK X: /F …snip… Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.   So… there ARE or ARE NOT […]

Install Adobe Reader in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I attempted to open a reference manual in PDF format today on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precie Pangolin) and was sorely disappointed to find that the default application, Evince Document Viewer, had no search or find feature. Unforgivable. Here is how you can install Adobe Reader and make it your default PDF viewer – just enter […]

Make Notepad++ editor for AstroGrep

For anyone still using AstroGrep, a great GUI GREP Utility for Windows, here is how you set Notepad++ as the default editor. If you are still using AstroGrep you may be too lazy to look up the command line switches for Notepad++,  so here you are: copy and paste:

Raspberry Pi – A credit card sized Linux box for $25

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.