Network

Open Office – spell checker not working

Using Open Office has saved our company thousands in licensing fees. Everyone in our organization uses it and we have yet to run into a compatibility issue when sending files to our clients. Sometimes we’ve found that the spell check doesn’t install properly initially and it is necessary to manually set it up. You’ll need to install the dictionaries and ensure spell check is...

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HP 6110 All-In-One mirror image problem

Here’s an interesting one we came across yesterday. When the client(s) printed to the HP 6110 it printed the page as a mirror image. The printer was attached to a XP Pro machine on the network. Yes, the mirror image check box was NOT checked in the properties. It took awhile on the first workstation to figure out but here’s what we did to solve the problem. Delete the printer on the...

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Lost Denon on network with linux firewall.

We installed a remote backup server running Debian Linux in a client’s home. The backup server is also a firewall to protect the home’s Personal Computers. The home network also had a Twonky MediaServer to manage the components of a home theater. Due to the way the home is wired (and other reasons) the Denon receiver sits outside the firewall in a DMZ behind the internet modem on a...

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Tape Backup vs. Remote Data Backup to Disc

Backing up data is critical to the success of your business. Whether you are an Ubuntu Linux shop or a windows shop. You must implement a sound backup strategy to ensure your business doesn’t suffer serious hardship if not outright failure. Consider the following scenario. You open your office in the morning, grab a cup of joe, and sit down to get the day started. You open up your vertical...

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