How To Solve The Problem of No Internet Connectivity with VirtualBox

I tried launching a Windows XP guest using VirtualBox (a free virtualisation software), and found myself in a copy of Windows without network connectivity. It was a trying problem that took me forever to figure out, but I managed to solve this problem by using the Intel network driver instead of the default PCnet-FAST III adapter (which seems to be hugely unpopular, at least from what the search results show). With the Intel adapter, specifically the Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop

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How To Print The List of Files in a Folder on the Mac

Sometimes you just need to print out the list of files in a particular folder. While I was on Windows, sometimes I’d just take a screenshot of the folders’ contents, but when I had to print it out or when the folder’s contents were too much, I had to use a third-party software just to accomplish this. On the Mac, you have Automator! Automator allows you to get the contents of any folder on your Mac. With the contents, you

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How To Find Out What Network Adapter You Have

I run a virtualised copy of Windows XP with VirtualBox, and one thing that I couldn’t get running was the network adapter, or ethernet controller. There’s a free Windows program that helps you with this problem though: Everest. Download and install Everest, and it should tell you the manufacturer and model number of your card (or anything about your computer’s specifications for that matter). Now just go to the manufacturer’s website and get the right driver for your system!

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