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Remote Desktop (RDP) Color Depth Setting on Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with updgraded [ downgraded I might say 🙂 ] version of remote desktop (RDP) client.

I used to connect to remote machines using 256 colors, when I was using XP and Vista. But, couldn’t do the same on Windows 7 RDP client as it has 32 bit, 24 bit, 16 bit and 15 bit options only under color depth settings. However there’s a solution to this problem.

Create and save a new RDP session and open it with Notepad. Now find the line saying :

session bpp:i:16

or it may have these values (32, 24, 15)

Change it to :

session bpp:i:8

Save the file and try to connect to remote machine now using this saved session.

It worked for me,  hopefully it will do for you as well 🙂

Creating Windows XP CD With Integrated SP3

Today my Windows XP cd was giving “cyclic redundancy” error 🙂 That’s why I tried to create a new bootable copy. I googled and found this article in CDBurnerXP’s KB.

1st of all I downloaded nLite 1.4.9.1. We can customize our XP cd using nLite. It can help you in integrating service packs, removing extra programs, services etc.

I had the XP SP2 source available on my hard disk. I made following changes to make it comfortable for me to install XP easily and quickly

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Microsoft Windows Live Writer

I’ve just downloaded MS Windows Live Writer. It can be used to publish your posts to your weblogs. It can use your existing blogs or you can create new Window Live Space.

Now, I’ve this WordPress installation [ 70trciks.com ] and I’ve configured it in Windows Live Writer. It has automatically fetched all of my 70trciks categories. I can select a category while posting.

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Dell offers new machines with Linux Ubuntu 8.04

Dell has announced that is adding a number of laptops and desktop machines with the Linux operating system Ubuntu 8.04 installed.

According to a blog by Anne Camden, the Inspiron 1525, the XPS M1330 and the Inspiron 530 desktop machine are now available with the operating system, which is also known as Hardy Heron.

“Dell spent months in development and testing to deliver more peripheral support – like ATI video graphics, Dell wireless, fingerprint readers, HDMI, Bluetooth and MP3/WMA/WMV,” said Camden.

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How to install Internet Explorer on Ubuntu

This article describes how to install internet explorer on ubuntu. Internet Explorer is necessary for certain class of users, especially web developers and designer. For these users, they need to test their web pages on internet explorer, since majority of the users still use IE. So people who use linux still log in to windows machine for IE. Here is an oppurtunity to move those kind of user completely to Linux.

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