Monday, May 05, 2003

Why I ran Linux for 5 Minutes.

I was trying to set up my home network. I tweaked a setting on Win2000 pro to require users to log in, rebooted and was locked out. I was sure I remembered the passwords, but no.... I was locked out solid.

I am most thankful for the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. It boots Linux, over writes forgotten NT passwords, and boom I was back in. Ligit uses of tools like this are threatened by the DMCA, scary.

Finally got my home network up and running. Getting XP pro and Win2000 pro to share printers and files is much harder than it ought to be. There's a ton of noise out there leading the wrong way. Lynksys' FAQ Enabling File & Printer Sharing came to the rescue.

- Peace

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