Archive for September, 2008

Mac to Vista Printing Working

Posted in Mac OS X, Technology and Software on September 27, 2008 by Mike Procario

When I upgraded to Vista, I had trouble seeing printers on my Vista machine  from my Mac. On Tekzilla today, they were discussing Mac to Windows sharing and they mentioned macs.about.com as a good source for info. I checked and found this article. It required some seriously obscure steps like editing the registry. This section caused me some problems

lmcompatibilitylevel. If it does, perform the following:

  1. Right-click lmcompatibilitylevel and select ‘Modify’ from the pop-up menu.
  2. Enter a Value data of 1.
  3. Click the ‘OK’ button.

That is fairly clearly an ‘”l” at the beginning using a serif font, but the website uses a sans-serif font, and I thought it was an “I”. This step seems to just be Microsoft making it hard to work with Macs and Linux.

The second section involved using URLs to select the printer.

smb://user:password@workgroup/ComputerName/PrinterName

But once I jumped through these hoops I was able to print again. Now one to file sharing.  

Zoho Docs

Posted in Technology and Software on September 6, 2008 by Mike Procario

I have been using Zoho Writer and Zoho Sheet for a few months and I have found them to be somewhat better with more functionality than Google docs, but the each app had its own documents and the was no folder structure available, just a long list of files. I tend to put two different types of docs on Zoho, cycling related and blog post. It would be nice to have two folder to separate them. Google docs has had this since I started using either. Now Zoho has a central place to manage all of your documents and had folders and tags to organize them.