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Entries Tagged as 'Hardware'

Preventing Cryptolocker and Ransomware in 4 steps

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments

I have sent emails, tweets, posted links and articles on Facebook and so much more, all to warn you about the different crypto locker schemes out there. Apparently I failed to write a specific article on how to prevent it. Hey you Linux and Apple people, you need to be alert for this too! Here […]

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Tags: Backing up · Hardware · Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms

Computers, tablets and Laptops, How old it too old?

April 5th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This is a question I get all too frequently, “can’t you just make my computer last a little longer?” or some version of that. Ladies and gentlemen, I hate to break the news to you, technology changes! Yes, I know that is a startling statement, however it is true. Moore’s Law states, correctly, that circuitry […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware · Purchasing

To Build or Not to Build, that is the Question

February 10th, 2016 · No Comments

That’s a silly question. I say “build it”, with that in mind, there are reasons not to build a computer. Size being the primary reason. Recently I had a 3 part series on building a PC. In this article I want to give you ideas on not building a PC, or more specifically what not […]

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Tags: Hardware · Purchasing

Building a PC: the case, power supply, video card and DVD – Part 2

January 20th, 2016 · 1 Comment

In my last article I talked about several of the parts needed to build a PC, the motherboard, processor (CPU), memory (RAM) and hard drives. This week I want to cover the case, power supply, video card and DVD. Cases have changed from plain beige literal desktop cases that the monitor sat on, to black […]

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Tags: Hardware · Purchasing

Hardware recommendations when building a PC

January 13th, 2016 · 4 Comments

I am frequently asked what hardware I use when I build a PC. You see, I build computers, I don’t go an buy pre built systems. After building the many systems I have over the last 15 plus years I have learned first hand what hardware and software manufacturers are “the best”. While some may […]

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Tags: Hard Drives · Hardware · Purchasing