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I have an old POS laser printer and a new inkjet and currently I have both connected to a POS computer to be used as a print/file server. The laser is parallel port and I don't have one on this new beast so I was kinda forced.. I can't even load a driver for it so I can just print from my windows 7 computer because windows 7 is too new. So I easily use remote desktop and manage with ease. But, that computer is a 2ghz celeron with 1gb memory.. It's a dog. And it is just doing the BSOD every 5 seconds ever since it installed some .NET framework update. Along with some other issues.I like fedora and figured I would throw it on there. But, I have no idea how to get it on there (obviously from last times ordeal) and I have no idea how to share the printer/files/remote share all of it onto a windows 7 computer. Is it even possible?

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It's definitely possible. And Linux will run on a 2GHz/1GB box a hundred times easier than Windblows would.Sharing to Windows clients is still easy, and usually is a walk-through when setting up the sharing.

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I know on Ubuntu its automatic. In the netowrk folder there will be a Windows Network icon. I'm so heavily modified now that I couldn't even explain it to you. But I know got the look and fell and the power of Windows XP but in a Linux software...:hyper:Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop (LXDE) 395 MB / 3.85 GB Ram 9% This might help... http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/05/windows-7-vs-ubuntu-12-04-how-to-enable-advanced-file-sharing/

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Alright so I downloaded the Fedora 17 KDE Spin from here it's the 32 bit one. I burnt the ISO to a bootable disc (CDBurnerXP is awesome BTW) and stuck it in and turned the thing on. It just said start fedora 17 so I hit ok. It is now on fedora but running on the cd no doubt since nothing actually installed. Here is where I'm at http://i48.tinypic.com/2u90nly.jpg I left it like that so it would be full size since this scales it down.. So I think I just hit the "Install to Hard Drive" shortcut (the only shortcut on the screen). However, that hard drive still has XP on it and being I have no clue how to mess with the thing I don't know if I can format that hard drive now (on the Live cd running thing) or if it will somehow do it during the installation. I will be on chat on here from 2pm on today.. If you 2 want to join in the festivities. There will be chili and hot dogs.

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I'll be right there... well, not sure "which" 2pm you're referring to, anyway LOLI'm on the right coast time.

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Well fedora and the monitor seemed to have a fight with frequency. I put ubuntu 12.04 on it and now it all works. But, it's the slowest thing I've ever seen. I don't know what's up with it. I can't figure out where "task manager" is to see what is lagging behind. I did get the networking thing to halfway work, I can see all the files on my 7 computer but I can't see anything about the ubuntu computer from 7. Ubuntu had the drivers for my antique printer somehow. I just cant get it to share anything with 7.

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Two way for a task manager at least for me... 1. Go to the terminal screen and type in...

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2. Go to the application list and look for "Task Manager" This is for Ubuntu (LXDE Desktop). As for desktop it can be installed and then switch at login time...

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I found all of the fancy monitors. Seems just the monitor itself uses 20% CPU power. I can't see why it's this inefficient. Windows was 10x faster. It takes 3 seconds to open the terminal when you do the ctrl alt T thing....

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That's quite odd. I experienced the exact opposite when converting one of my PCs to Linux..

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I installed all the new update things. I don't know what the deal is. It is almost unusable slow. If I can just get it to network then I wouldn't care since I won't have to use it. I did the samba thing to put them on the same workgroup, shared a folder on ubuntu, shared the printers. Checked the guest box so there would be no authentication for sharing that folder. 7 still sees nothing. Ubuntu sees 7 but 7 can't seem to see anything on ubuntu. I just want to share the printers and external hard drives, the computer will not be used for anything else. It's just a router for my files/printers..

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