Tag: Windows

Difference between network operating system and distributed operating system

Introduction This is a commonly asked question among students. I think part of the confusion comes from mixing terms from academia specially operating systems courses with software industry terms such as cloud computing and big data. Network operating systems and distributed operating systems are fundamentally different concepts. Let us see what the difference is. Network

YouTube Video Source URL

Introduction A YouTube video can be either public (anyone can watch), private (only the owner can watch) or unlisted (anyone with a link can watch). I like the third option because I can share the links with whoever I want and at the same time my videos do not show up in search results. If

Execute Windows command from Linux

Winexe can be used to invoke remote Windows commands from Unix based system like Linux. Follow the steps below to build and install Winexe... installation Steps Download winexe from sourceforge Copy source code to the linux machine for example: scp winexe-1.00.tar.gz user@linuxhost:/path/to/winexe ssh to the linux machine and extract the package you just uploaded in

Sync Files between Unix and Windows

The rsync command can be used to sync files between Unix machines or between a Unix machine and Mac computer. Here is the syntax rsync -avz --progress user_name@source_host_name:/path/to/file/name /local/path What if you want to copy files from a Unix machine to a local Windows machine. Here is how: Install http://sourceforge.net/projects/grsync-win on the windows Machine then

How to Install Squid Proxy Server on Windows

I wanted a proxy server installation with basic authentication. Squid proxy server is a well known open source proxy server but it is mainly for Unix. If you want to try Squid for Windows follow the steps below: Downlaod squid for windows: http://squid.acmeconsulting.it/download/squid-3.0.STABLE23-BZR-bin.zip Extract to C:\\squid Go to c:\\squid\\etc Rename squid.conf.default to squid.conf Rename mime.conf.default