Most guides telling you how to mount smb CIFS/Samba shares on Linux to mount on Windows 7 will point you to adjust settings in Administrative Tools -> Local Policies. Windows 7 Home Premium does not have the Local Policies MMC snap-in. Therefore you cannot use that tool to change the NTLMv2 security settings.
There are utilities like rdate that allow you to set the timezone, and you can use other approaches that require a bunch of steps to get the timezone changed or complicated ones, but here’s what I use. This is the easiest method that I know works on both Redhat and Debian based systems.
Use wget to download google’s key and pipe it into apt-key. Add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list. Browse the repositories with aptitude.
The script edits itself to increase the timer, but by increments so tiny that they should not be noticed right away. Depending on how addicted to “ls” the victim of your practical joke is, it may go on for days or weeks before they start to notice the delay.
Choice is one of many reasons why I really like this distribution over the other popular flavours right now. I share the same dissatisfaction for Unity and Gnome 3 with most of the community. While this is the main reason for jumping ship and crashing the Mint party, there are some really simple things I like, like Dropbox.
The only problem i’ve had with LXDE and Mint is that running as a guest in VirtualBox, the guest additions will not install properly. I tried mounting the additions from the host and installing them, no dice. I tried installing from the software repositories using the aptitude update manager, no dice. So it didn’t work out of the box for me, but a quick recompile did the trick. No moving around files or manipulating configurations are necessary, just recompile for the running kernel and you’re in business.
There are multiple ways to do it. Some are platform dependent.The best way is probably through socket, but you can use platform and os too.