Share Files between Ubuntu & Windows 7 computers

If you’ve got a home network which has computers with both Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed, then you will be truly interested in these two guides. They show everything you need to configure in order to easily share files and folders between these two operating systems. How to Access Windows 7 Shared Folders from Ubuntu …

Microsoft Research’s sleep proxy slashes desktop power usage

“Allowing desktop machines to go to sleep when idle is an obvious way to save power, but it comes at a price: sleeping machines can’t have patches rolled out, can’t serve up files, and can’t offer Remote Desktop connections. Wake-on-LAN (WoL) gives the ability to wake sleeping machines remotely, but isn’t integrated into existing software: …