Common Anode vs Common Cathode (newbie question)

I got a 7 segment LED display, and its a common anode. Does common anode mean that it has 1 positive terminal and the rest are negative?

Yes exactly. The positive pin is common for the 7 LED segments, and they have each their own cathode.

You can search the forum, for a fairly recent thread about how to hook those up.

Can you link me to the thread please? Tried searching, couldn’t find it.

http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1204166215/4#4

The built in search in the forum is not very good. I often use Google to search the Arduino.cc site, it mostly works a lot better.

I’ve seen that thread, but I was wondering if there is a way to drive common anode display directly from Arduino.

This is the closest i can find :

http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/DirectDriveLEDMatrix