Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Optimizing the OS

Before I get down to explaining myself better, I have to make note of some OS optimizations that I'll need to go forward with the project. I took the trouble to track them down, but if I don't write them down I'll forget them. Then I'll be annoyed, and you wouldn't like me when I'm annoyed. Or something.

Windows - automatic login for WinXP:

start->run->"control userpasswords2"
Select user you want to automatically log in as, then remove the checkmark from "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"
( source: )

Linux (Ubuntu 9.04) - disable screen blanking:

System->Preferences->Power Management
Set preferred screen blanking/power saving/hibernation behavior.
Then go turn off the screen saver! (System->Preferences->Screensaver).
Don't I just feel like an idiot :P

There. Now I can format that machine.

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