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System Optimization

Netbook or Mini PCs: Worth it?

July 28th, 2009

The newest addition to the Laptop market is the Mini PC. Usually these are about 1/2 the size (if not smaller) than a normal laptop, have 2-3 times the battery life, and are quite a bit lighter. These PC run Intel Atom processors which require far less power to operate, however, they are not very fast.  But are the worth the money?

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Why do I get so much spam? How do I get rid of it?

June 18th, 2009

Sadly, email spam is a fact of life. Very little can be done by the individual to stop the overall problem. But there are steps you can take to make it harder for the spammers to find you.

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Windows experience index. What is it?

June 10th, 2009

So… you may have seen the following screen:


But what is the Windows Experience Index? What does it mean? Does it even matter at all?

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What is making my computer so slow?

June 5th, 2009

So your computer just isn’t as fast as it used to be. It has gone from lightning fast, to taking several minutes to boot up. Sadly, it’s a computer reality in this day and age. Applications just aren’t very clean. They leave behind traces of themselves and these traces build up eventually slowing the entire computer to a crawl. What can you do? Thankfully there are steps you can take to restore your PC to optimal working condition, or at the very least, speed it up more then it is now.

So what can you do? Do you have to be a computer genius? The answer is no. There are TONS of free and paid solutions that will fix you right up. Here are some of them

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To build or buy? That is the question…

May 22nd, 2009

Ok, so Shakespeare may be old, but your computer is too. The newest games just aren’t running like they should be.  You might be due for an upgrade. But what should you get? Should you build your own PC or should you just buy one in a store? This guide should help you out:

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Viruses and worms and how to avoid them

May 13th, 2009

Lets face it, the Internet is a dangerous place. Like any public place, there are viruses and diseases to catch. But what can you do to stay safe and keep your system running at peak performance?

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Is Linux a viable alternative to Windows?

May 7th, 2009

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve used Windows and at least heard of Linux. But is the hype true. Is Linux really a better alternative then Windows?

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Windows 7 Preview

May 2nd, 2009

In February, Microsoft announced the next version of Windows that is to come next, replacing Vista. This raises some questions however. What features does this new version have? Is this operating system better or worse then Vista? When will it be out? How much will it cost? Is it worth it? All of these questions will be answered.

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Simple ways to improve overall security

April 29th, 2009

Lets face it, the Internet is not a safe place. Not only do you have viruses and the like crawling around trying to infect you, but you have the people behind said viruses working overtime to circumvent any security you may try and install. So what can you do to make yourself safe?

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Backup your data. Plan for the worst, hope for the best

April 23rd, 2009

So it has finally happened. You were using the computer and the worst has happened, your hard drive failed. Taking with it, all of your precious data. Or did it? You see, a few simple steps is all it takes to recover from the inevitable. While no drive is completely 100% reliable, you can greatly reduce the chance this catastrophe will affect you. Best of all, all of these solutions are transparent and in the background so you don’t even notice them.

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