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Month: April, 2009

Mac vs win-PC article on PCworld nails some good points

28 April, 2009 (18:35) | mac, Mindless Blather, prediction | No comments

Priceless- There are many many other reasons the cycle won’t be broken. Macs are cool, just not going to dominate. Home users tend to buy what they have at work. Mac refuses to support old OS and software choices. Too many businesses get stuck in a rut where they run an old Windows OS […]

Ad blocking

28 April, 2009 (17:42) | antivirus/spyware, security | No comments

Firefox ad blocker – Adblock plus – easy install. Works well. Google Chrome ad blocker – follow the instructions, it will only take a minute or two to copy and paste what you need. IE – download and run IE8, turn on the “in private” browsing thinger. For all 3 – download and install […]

Antivirus boot cds

27 April, 2009 (10:41) | antivirus/spyware | No comments

Antivirus boot cds are the easiest way to clean a virus. Download an .iso, burn it to a cd with a tool like iso recorder which is free thanks to Alex Feinman, the brilliant author. The magic of an antivirus boot cd comes from booting off a device other than your hard drive. If a […]

quick check for when your user rebooted last

17 April, 2009 (09:22) | How to | No comments

net statistics workstation Works great when you don’t want to trust the words out of your users mouth. Just look at the date and time it last started. not 100% accurate all the time, but I think the fastest check i know right now.

why it is hard to stay motivated to post stuff here

17 April, 2009 (08:28) | Mindless Blather | No comments

.xlsx and .docx are being saved as a zip file in explorer?

17 April, 2009 (06:51) | How to | 42 comments

#1 fix – stop using Internet explorer. Use Google Chrome #2 fix – stop using IE and use Opera #3 fix – stop using IE and  Use firefox I strongly suggest you expand your horizons if you haven’t use a browser other than IE. You need to be able to troubleshoot problems to see if […]