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Install Telnet Using Cygwin On Windows 7

You can install telnet on Windows 7 by following the directions in this article however you may want to instead install telnet using cygwin. The cygwin application provides you  Linux type environment in Windows and you can use the cygwin installer to install lots of different Linux applications. One application that you might want to install is telnet however if you search for telnet via the cygwin installer there won’t be any results provided. Below is information on how to install telnet using cygwin on Windows.

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Windows XP: Clear Windows Update Cache, Purge Windows Updates Cache

A customer laptops in my friends computer shop had some major issues today. One of the major issues on this Windows XP laptop was the fact that Service Pack 3 would not install so after fixing various other things I figured it would be best to clear the Windows Updates cache and then attempt to install the patches including SP3 again. Below is information on stopping the Windows Updates service,  purging the Windows Updates cache, and then restarting the Windows Updates service.

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Modify Or Install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 On Windows 7

While looking into some minor issues with some third party applications on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit I needed to verify that Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 was installed. I initially looked in the Programs list but I did not find it there so I thought that it might not be installed. I went ahead and downloaded the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installation file and proceeded to install. The error below popped up and explained the proper location to verify the .NET Framework was installed.

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How To Install SCP and SSH On Windows 7 Using Cygwin

I use Cygwin on Windows to make my Windows only computers as comfortable as possible to me. This comfort is provided by the Linux command line utilities that allow me to work. Cygwin provides a way for me to run these utilities from a Windows 7 command prompt. Two utilities that are really useful that are not installed with Cygwin by default are SCP (Secure Copy) and SSH (Secure Shell). Both of these utilities allow secure communication with remote computers. Below I describe adding them to an existing Cygwin Windows 7 installation.

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Gentoo Linux: eth0 Stops Working During Install Using Minimal Install CD

I started an install of Gentoo Linux this morning on a desktop at my house so I could test some browser stuff that purehate was seeing via his Gentoo laptop. I don’t think I have ever installed Gentoo but its possible a couple years back I installed it in the same scenario. Anyway I decided to download the x86 minimal install CD for the installation. After it was burned to CD I booted my desktop up and started the install. Once it was booted I configured the network interface, which in this case was eth0, and was able to test without issue to the Internet using ping. I proceeded with the installation including writing the partition table, creating the file system, and mounting my drives. The next step involved using links to open a gentoo.org URL to select a mirror and to my surprise it failed. Below I go into detail about the problem I ran into and the steps I took to resolve the issue.