Author Archive | Michael DeFlorio

Windows XP

Windows XP.  The operating system has long been the standard operating system for PC’s.   Now Microsoft has stated that they will end all technical support on April 8th of this year.   The XP systems have been running on computers for the past 13 years and although change is good, there are some differences with Windows […]

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Wireless Networks

Let’s talk about local wireless networks or WLANS.   First of all, let’s start with the basics.   You start with an internet connection in your home or office. Normally, there is a cable coming out of a wall. This cable is provided by your Internet Service Provider or ISP for short.  The cable plugs into a […]

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Printers

 The printer has become a necessity.  Printers can be divided into categories, (impact and non-impact). There are inkjet and laser printers in both black and white and color.  Another type of printer is called an all-in-one which can be either laser or inkjet. The question then becomes which is the best printer to fit your […]

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Windows vs. Linux

Windows vs. Linux.  Which operating system is better??  This question has been debated by programmers, technicians, and computer enthusiasts. Each have their advantages and disadvantages. I will show you a breakdown on each component of the operating systems so you have a better understanding of which system is right for you. Price Windows – Windows […]

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Cloud Computing

One of the most overused buzz words in the IT world is “the cloud”.  The term cloud refers to networks specifically on the Internet.  Cloud technologies enable IT departments to increase or add capabilities as needed with purchasing equipment and software, training employees to support it, using office space, power, and cooling to house it. […]

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Networks

Computer Networks.  How do they work??   Computer Networks.  We use them every day at home, Starbucks, and at work.  I will explain some basic terminology on wired and wireless networks so you can be better informed and understand how a network works.  Here are some familiar terms and their definitions. Network– A network is […]

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Hardware

Let’s talk hardware.  Not the kind that belongs in your tool belt or box, but rather desktops laptops, and multi-function printers.  I will outline the pros and cons between purchasing and leasing as well as how to keep track of your equipment. Plus the benefits they bring to your business. Let’s look at differences between […]

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Mac vs. Windows PC

Mac vs. Windows PC??? Who has the edge?? Last week I wrote about laptop vs. tablet, showing some advantages and disadvantages.  This week’s topic will show comparison between a Mac and a PC.  There are many differences between the two.   Let’s take a closer look at some of them.     Operating Systems: Mac: UNIX […]

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Tablet vs. Laptop

Tablet vs PC??? Which is better…   Laptop or tablet? There is much talk about which is better. With so many types to choose from, which one is right for you? Here are some points to consider before making a decision. Advantages for using a tablet: Light weight and no external cables. Very mobile for […]

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Password Security

Internet Passwords and Security Questions   Security questions are part of the Internet along with passwords.  So what are the best methods to use when creating passwords and which questions that will give you the best protection from intruders, let’s take a look at some guidelines. When asked to create a password on a website […]

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