Monthly Archives: March 2010

Windows, Mac or Ubuntu?

I have seen at lease a few hundred articles on the web; pro-Windows, anti-Windows, pro-open-source, anti-open source, pro-mac, anti-mac. I guess the question I have in mind, is why do people not take the leap into an operating system like … Continue reading

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Best Way to Prevent virus

If you google and read about the April Fool virus/worm, known as Win32/Conficker.A or Downadup or Kido, you will know that it is a ‘worm’ virus that exploits a gap in Microsoft Windows software. You will know that it has … Continue reading

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Real Competitor of Google Chrome OS is NOT Microsoft but Ubuntu

By this time, everyone knows that Google’s announcement to roll out their own operating system that will compete with Microsoft Windows head on. Unlike Windows, Google Chrome OS will be open source and doest not cost anything for people to … Continue reading

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How to Share Printer Over Ubuntu Network

In the past I used to use Samba to share a printer over the Ubuntu network – yes, I am a fan of the Ubuntu operating system – no more Microsoft Windows 🙂 Samba tends to give me problems using … Continue reading

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Repairing your Computer with Magic

In my career as a system administrator, I have noticed some most peculiar behavior from people when I comes to fixing their computer. Some will open and close the printer tray 3 times before printing. Some people will tap on … Continue reading

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Linux Adaptation Problem

I’ve been reading of the many lamentations of writers touting the lack of Linux adaptation on the desktop. Most of it I view as whining, but still I’ll entertain your arguments… 1. Can’t install Windows applications on Linux: Code weavers … Continue reading

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A Computer Specialist or Generalist

There was a time in the I.T field when specializing in one area was ideal. For example an e-mail administrator only had to manage his or her mail server all day, and a router administrator only looked after the router, … Continue reading

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I.T. Department Weighed Down

Many, I.T. departments are working over-time to pick up the slack from lay-offs and staff reduction. I myself have taken over the phone systems and the time-clocks, and I’ve taken back over the Cisco routers and firewalls. To my surprise … Continue reading

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Social Networking Pandemic

Social Networking sites are like STDs, or STDs are like Social Networking sites. Once you agree to accept someone into your site, you also accept everyone that person has ever been with, I mean accepted. There is: FaceBook, MySpace, YouTube, … Continue reading

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