Windows 8 : Internetworking with UNIX and Linux – Samba Server Tools

Samba also includes tools and servers to make your UNIX system look just like a Windows-based network server; this capability lets your Windows computers use files and printers shared by UNIX systems. The parameters for configuring Samba in a server capacity are contained in the file /etc/smb.conf on the UNIX host. The default file included with Samba has comments for every parameter to explain each one. • Some OSs, such as Mac OS Continue Reading →

Windows 8 : Internetworking with UNIX and Linux – Samba, Samba Client Tools

The UNIX operating system, originally developed in the 1970s at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories as a platform for internal software development and as a “workbench” for programmers, is still evolving and growing. Today, hundreds of millions of people use UNIX or UNIX-like OSs every day, sometimes without even knowing it, on everything from iMacs to Androids, laptops to mainframes, routers to space probes, and… well, the list goes on and on. Continue Reading →

Microsoft Visio 2013 : Adding Structure to Your Diagrams – Formatting containers

Formatting containers

When you drop a container onto the page, it includes a set of style attributes. You can change a container’s formatting at any time by selecting it and then using the commands on the Format tab of the Container Tools tool tab set. You can use the Style gallery in the Container Styles group to select a different container style. (Be sure to notice the drop-down arrows at the right end of the Container gallery; use them Continue Reading →

Microsoft Visio 2013 : Adding Structure to Your Diagrams – Organizing shapes with containers

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Group shapes are still valuable for many purposes, including holding collections of subshapes that will never change. However, Visio 2013 containers offer numerous advantages for dynamically grouping, moving, and managing a set of related shapes. In this exercise, you will continue working with containers to learn more about their unique properties. NOTE Draw a bounding box around the Branch Office 1 network shapes. On the Insert tab, in the Diagram Parts group, click the Container button, and then click Wire. Continue Reading →

Microsoft Visio 2013 : Adding Structure to Your Diagrams – Comparing containers and groups

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You can use either groups or containers to visually connect a set of shapes. However, the two have key behavioral differences that are likely to lead you to use one or the other depending on your needs. In this exercise, you will create both a group and a container, and then you will perform the same set of actions on each in order to examine the differences. Create a colored Continue Reading →