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How To Protect Your Computer From Infection For Free [Windows]

How To Protect Your Computer From Infection For Free [Windows]

Getting a virus on a Windows machine today is very easy to do but there are some things you can do in order to help reduce the risk of getting infected whilst online. I’ve been using Windows in one form or another since Windows 1995 and in that time I can’t remember a single time were I have had a significant infection on any of my machines. That’s great huh? But you want to kno... »

Windows Vs Ubuntu – Driver Wars

Windows Vs Ubuntu – Driver Wars

Recently I have bought a couple of new pieces of hardware (as all good geeks do). Some of the new toys I have bought are a HP Envy Sleekbook Laptop, a HP Officejet 4500 Wireless Printer and also a Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet. I use Ubuntu on most of my machines but on my Sleekbook laptop I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and also Windows 7 in a dual boot configuration so all my new toys had to work with b... »

How To Best Backup Your Computer

Working as an IT professional for around 8 years now, I have had a lot of experience in the IT world. Unfortunately one of the biggest oversights people make are backups – or should I say, lack of them. It is common for companies to backup their servers so that important, business critical information is backed up and secure. But what about your holiday pictures from last year, the pictures ... »

How To Correctly Partition Ubuntu

Following on from my recent article about Linux File System defragmentation, people have asked me how to correctly partition their machines to run Ubuntu. In particular, to do things like dual boot with Windows and other Linux Distributions. So I thought I would write a quick article on how to do it for you guys. In the examples below I will be partitioning a 100GB example Hard Disk Drive (HDD) in... »

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