Microsoft Windows is a group of several proprietary graphical operating system families, all of which are developed and marketed by Microsoft.

Active Microsoft Windows families include Windows NT and Windows IoT; these may encompass subfamilies, e.g. Windows Server or Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE)..


Parallel ports

Windows uses lpt1, lpt2, & lpt3.Linux uses /dev/lp0, /dev/lp1, & /dev/lp2.

Serial ports

Windows uses com1, com2, & so on.Linux uses /dev/ttyS0, /dev/ttyS1, & so on.

⚠️ Error message: conflicting credentials

After you’ve set up Samba, when you try to connect to your Samba share from a Windows machine, you might get this error: “The credentials supplied conflict with an existing set of credentials.” Ths occurs because you’ve...