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Windows XP is not Y2K…or is it?


Remember all the dire hype with Y2K? Many held their breath and their technology tight to their chests. Midnight came and **poof** nothing. “Huh? What? That was it?” We forgot and moved on like that crush on Patrick Swazye after watching “Dirty Dancing.” (Well, some of us have moved on.)

Windows XP will lose Microsoft’s support on April 9th. That does not mean your computer will stop working if your operating system is Windows XP.

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Mac vs PC – How Do You Decide?

I’m regularly asked “Should I buy a Mac or a PC?” It’s a battle not unlike the Hatfields vs the McCoys. For those of you that don’t know the difference, a Mac/Apple (the name is interchangeable) is one manufacturer of both laptop and desktop computers. The inside (operating system or the brain) and the outside […]

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Digital Photography Made Simple

My return to CT Style to demystify digital photography: Do you know the size of the image you want? Are you printing it or only sending it over the Internet? Here’s a guide for choosing the resolution (dpi = dots per inch): 640 dpi – for Internet use only 1024 dpi – Internet, as well […]

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Lower Your Computer Buying Risks

I don’t think of myself as a big risk taker, although I did once jump off a cliff in Spain attached to nothing more than a parachute and a Spaniard. Let me be the first to say it: stupid, stupid, stupid. Buying a computer involves a bit of risk (but no cliff jumping) – it’s […]

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Go For a Test Drive

Here is yet another confession . . . when I was 16 I bought a 1969 Triumph convertible without test driving it. After I’d bought the car I found out that my feet wouldn’t reach the pedals without a box behind me and I wasn’t even halfway home with my new car when the transmission […]

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When Is It Time To Buy A New Computer?

The question of when to buy a new computer is more about the speed of technological advances, surprisingly, than about our throw-away society. On average a new computer innovation is introduced every 6 to 8 months. So, in a one-year period your computer can be behind by two generations. Does that mean you need to […]

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Don’t Get Stuck With A Lemon

Recently I answered a phone call from a woman who had just received a new computer from her daughter. When I arrived at her house, the computer was still sealed in its box. As I unwrapped the machine, we talked about what she hoped to learn and what the computer was capable of doing for […]

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