17 01, 2020

Windows 1909 Is Due For Release: Is Your Computer Ready?

2019-12-05T07:26:57+08:00January 17th, 2020|Operating System|

Exciting times are upon us. Windows 7 is about to reach its end of life, while Windows 10 is about to get a shiny new version release known as 1909. While this is all a very big deal, the question you'll need to have a confident answer for is whether your system is ready to cope with an upgrade. This article will try to help you work out that answer. Check all your software and hardware for compatibility issues The easiest way to take care of this step is to download the ISO for 1909 to a dedicated test PC and try operating all your hardware and software on that [...]

3 01, 2020

Apple Catalina And Its New Features

2019-12-05T07:20:29+08:00January 3rd, 2020|Operating System|

Apple is pushing the newest version of its operating system, named Catalina, with a solid focus on the home user. This is probably a shrewd move for Apple, since the majority of business users are so deeply embedded in the Microsoft way that it would be quite difficult to extract them. The looming crisis of Windows 7 EOL may just prove expensive and frustrating enough for many of the business users to consider switching from Microsoft systems altogether, but it's a difficult situation to predict. The result of the marketing strategy is that you'll have to delve deeply to find information about Apple Catalina that's relevant to business users. Most [...]

20 12, 2019

Windows 7 End Of Life: Upgrade Your Computer Before January 14th 2020

2019-12-05T07:16:41+08:00December 20th, 2019|Operating System, Security|

Microsoft support ends for Windows 7 on January 14th 2020. This bad news is going to affect many millions of people around the world, because Windows 7 has been one of the most popular versions of Windows ever released. It's estimated that as many as 7 in 10 businesses may still be using Windows 7. Because of the many good features of Windows 7, and lack of significantly beneficial improvements in later versions of Windows, many users have been reluctant to upgrade. Now because the End of Life for Windows 7 is looming, there really isn't any choice. You have to upgrade, or you'll be left behind. Don't confuse "Support" [...]

13 12, 2019

Why It’s Important To Update Your Operating System

2019-12-05T07:16:17+08:00December 13th, 2019|Operating System|

Information Security begins with keeping your computer systems properly maintained. It's probably the most important link in the chain, and the easiest one to take care of. Operating System updates Keeping an operating system up to date is so important that most editions of Windows 10 force updates on users. The reason for these updates is to repair vulnerabilities and fix bugs. Therefore, if your system is not up to date, it's vulnerable. Well, truthfully, it's always vulnerable no matter what you do, but at least it's not as vulnerable. This is why we update, and it's why Microsoft decided to take the risky move of making updates for Windows [...]

20 12, 2016

Why You Should Be Using The Most Recent OS Updates

2016-12-20T16:38:46+08:00December 20th, 2016|Operating System|

One of the most important ways that you can keep your computer secure is to stay up to date with your operating system. Keeping everything patched and fully up to date helps you ensure that you have minimized any security vulnerabilities. But that argument only goes so far. Let's talk about some of the cool things you can do in Windows 10 and Sierra. Why You Should Update To Windows 10 By all accounts, Windows 8 was a disaster, from both a customer service and a security perspective. Microsoft took the unprecedented step of offering Windows 7 and Windows 8 purchasers a free upgrade to Windows 10 for about a [...]

20 12, 2016

Why You Should Completely Reinstall Your Operating System Every Three Years – At Least

2016-12-20T16:37:54+08:00December 20th, 2016|Operating System|

If you are like a lot of computer users, you push through operating system updates when they happen, but otherwise you don't think too much about your OS. It just sits in the background, making all your other programs work. But forgetting about your OS can wreck havoc with your PC or Mac! Let's talk about how. Manufacturer Bloat If you purchased your computer from a major manufacturer, odds are that it came with a whole bunch of software that you probably did not want or need. This can clog up your startup menu, slowing down your computer during launch. Even when you uninstall a program, a registry entry often [...]

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