Learn How To Use Remote Desktop for Remote Terminal Access [Windows Tip]


Windows: If you need to work on machines on your local network without wandering through your house or office to go find them Remote Desktop can help. You can use Windows’ built’in tools and this tutorial will show you how.

While many of you have surely used Remote Desktop before, if you’ve been meaning to get around to using it and would like to know how they’ve put together an excellent step-by-step tutorial over at How-To Geek. Using Remote Desktop isn’t a daunting task but it does require some configuration. The guide covers setting up remote desktop, enabling client machines to accept connections, and other helpful tips and tricks.

It’s worth noting that you can’t initiate a Remote Desktop session from a machine running Windows XP, Vista, or 7 Home Edition, you need to be using the Professional or above version of the aforementioned operating systems. You can however set up your Home Edition versions to accept incoming requests so you can control them remote from a machine running some edition of Windows Professional or above.

Check out the full tutorial at the link below or alternatively you can check out our Hive Five on best Remote Desktop Tools. Have a favorite remote desktop tool? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

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Best Photo Printing Site: Snapfish [Hive Five Followup]


Last week we asked you to share your favorite photo printing site, then we rounded up the top five contenders for a vote. We’re back with the results.

Leading the pack was Snapfish with a healthy 27%. Snapfish is entering its tenth year as an online photo printing service and offers some of the lowest prices in the industry. Following Snapfish was Costco’s online printing service, lagging behind Snapfish but still with a respectable 17%. Close behind Costco was Shutterfly with 16% and then Mpix (14%)—a site geared more towards professional photographers. In last place was AdoramaPix with 8% of the vote. AdoramaPix sported the largest selection of paper and options but didn’t have the bargain basement prices that certainly helped other sites gain an edge.

Have a favorite service that wasn’t listed? Let’s hear about it in the comments. If you have an idea for a future Hive Five send us an email at tips at lifehacker.com with “Hive Five” in the subject line.

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