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Operating System re-installs installs for virus ridden computers

Infections Beyond Repair

Most people say that once a machine is infected with a virus, there is no practical way to know for sure if it is ever truly safe. You could take out the drive, attach it to a Linux machine for scans, and run all the latest tools. But this doesn’t guarantee […]

Where to buy electronics

While Best Buy may be popular for electronics, they are rarely the best buy. Their staff is known to make up answers. Their online prices are not as good as other Internet stores. And their in-store prices are often higher than their online prices, despite what their in-store website shows. Their Geek Squad is poorly […]

Anti-virus Software

If you are running Windows, you should have anti-virus software. One of the best is free for personal use. It is: AVG Anti-virus Free Edition

It includes free anti-virus updates and does a great job of finding and stopping viruses.

The only downside to AVG is that every year or so AVG comes out with […]

Tiny Laptops

Small (2-3 lbs) and cheap ($300-400) laptops, also known as netbooks, have been the largest growing computer segment over the last year due to Asus’ Eee PC. These haven’t needed to be powerful computers because they can run Linux, with the Eee PC running the Xandros distribution of Linux.

Recently Asus has been joined by […]

Free Software for Web Development

This free software is very useful to design and upload your own basic HTML site:

NVU / KompoZer (Windows/Mac/Linux) is a free web authoring tool, similar to Adobe Dreamweaver.

Google’s Picasa (Windows) provides basic photo editing.

FileZilla (Windows/Mac/Linux) is a full-featured FTP program that allows you to upload files to your web hosting server.

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