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My tips and ideas on PC and LAN setup, maintenance and troubleshooting.

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Troubleshooting: in computers, no one can go very long without being forced to do at least rudimentary attempts, but I've found few books or other resources that help teach the mental process. After almost two decades of working with computers, since my first IBM XT at the ripe age of 15, I've been dealing with [...]

The Google PC – Oh It’s Coming

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Now i'm not the first to predict that soon we'll be seeing pcs with an operating system made by Google, and there's still quite a bit of debate on the topic. Officially Google denied it, but in such a vague way that it's not even an answer. For those of us who don't balk at [...]

Carbonite Online Backup Reviewed

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Backing up important data has always been one of those things most people don't think about until it's needed and too late. Any good network admin will consider this an important area to address, but are often given insufficient funds. In the end, backups are like security - it's a balance with cost on one [...]

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For almost as long as I've been aware there was a Google, I've heard people foretelling its imminent demise. Historically this is a smart bet when it comes to search engines - Over the short lifetime of the World Wide Web, quite a few search engines have come and gone. A number of them - [...]

AVG Anti-Virus for windows reviewed

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One reality that every computer user has to face is the need for a good anti-virus client for their machine. Almost everyone gets online or shares files with someone, and that opens the door for viruses. It used to be that virues would rewrite your motherboard's BIOS or delete data, but nowadays the vast majority [...]