Housekeeping
Published late 2004

These are things you should routinely be doing to maintain your computer in as stable a state as you humanly can, both in terms of speed and space.


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Upgrading
Published early 2005

If you are thinking of spending some money on a new PC or want to upgrade your current one, read this first to get some ideas.


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Viruses
Published early 2004

Here are some tips on ways to prevent, or at least reduce, your chances of being infected.


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Security
Published late 2003

Find out what spyware, adware and viruses are, what they can do and what you can do to limit your exposure.


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Backup Fundamentals
Published early 2004

This is a list of what you should be doing to help guarantee your personal data when your computer turns pear-shaped.


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Updates
Published early 2005

The developers of AVG, Kerio Firewall, Spybot and Ad-aware have released new versions of their popular programs.  Find out what's new.


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Troubleshooting
Published early 2005

Before calling in the hired help here are some simple steps that may solve your problem.


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Emails
Published early 2005

Some commonsense ideas when dealing with spam.  In a nut shell - never open anything you dont recognise.


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Terminology
Published early 2005

The more common geek-speak, computer jargon phrases are explained.  Don't get bogged-down or steam-rolled by unfamiliar or unknown speech.


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Backups
Published mid 2005

Why things should be backed up, what to backup and how often this should be done.


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Shortcuts
Published late 2005

Learn those quick keyboard keystrokes that can make your Windows experience less tiresome.


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Networking Benefits
Published late 2005

Some ideas on how to start the process of creating your own home network.


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Email Fundamentals
Published late 2005

A quick look into the way emails should be sent and how they could be perceived.


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Backup Mediums
Published late 2005

What you need to know about the different options available when doing backups.


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Looking Forward, Looking Back
Published early 2006

A trip down memory lane when computing life was so much simpler.


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PC Tweaks
Published early 2006

Some behind the scenes tweaks to give you the power to explore more.


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Alternate Error Messages
Published early 2006

A different spin on those annoying Microsoft errors.


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PC Performance
Published mid 2006

Some quick, simple things to try first when improving PC speed.


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Windows Genuine Advantage
Published mid 2006

Why is my Windows XP software telling me it is not genuine?.


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Backups - Again
Published mid 2006

Stop delaying, backup today.  Put it off at your peril.


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