Buying A Computer With Linux Preinstalled

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Linux is a great operating system. But realistically, not everyone wants to install it from a DVD or ISO file. During installation, there’s often hardware capability problem that are difficult to resolve. Instead, you might consider buying a computer Linux installed on it, ready to go.

How To Control Your Data Online

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We’ve become accustomed to online companies hosting our data, but this practice is actually highly inefficient. This page explains the situation pretty simply. My advice is to use “unhosted” online services that support personal data control, or “zero-knowledge” services that encrypt your data before it leaves your computer. I’ve created a list of suitable services at the end of this …

Mint: A Free, Easy-To-Use Operating System

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I’ve converted my Apple computers to run Mint Linux in place of OS X. Mint Linux was built to be easy to install and a system that novice users could enjoy. Based on Ubuntu, Mint became the poplar desktop version of Linux this year. Linux is a free, open-source operating system that been around for 30 years. It’s not widely …

Best Computer Speakers

A quality computer speaker system is required to enhance the listening pleasure of those who use their computer for music, movies, or gaming. Fortunately there are many excellent computer speakers to choose from depending upon personal needs and budget. After scouring reviews at PCMag, Cnet, CrunchGear and Amazon, the following are our picks for the best computer speakers. And the …

Leaving Cable: Using a Computer as a Television

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If your New Year’s resolution is to bring your technology into the 21st century, revamping your TV is a great place to start. The unfathomable amount of information available for your viewing pleasure on the World Wide Web begs the question: why are you still settling for cable? Check out these suggestions to take your downtime from stale to spectacular.

The Best Computer Games for Kids 2010

Computer games for kids have in recent years been overshadowed by popular console games, but there are a wide range of choices for educational computer games that can’t often be found for other systems. Even if you own every gaming system there is, kids will still flock to the computer and parents love to to see kids having fun while …

The Best Laptops Under $400

The best laptops were once a pricey commodity that many consumers could not afford, but with the popularity of these mobile computers many manufacturers have been forced to make inexpensive models to reach every class of buyer. At first many of these models were not the best laptops, but with technology advancing so quickly many of the newest cheap laptops …

Best Computers for Under $1000

Computers have come a long way over the past few years.  They have become faster, smaller, and more efficient when it comes to energy utilization. 

The Best Computer Under $500

Here is some helpful information to find the best computer under $500. The average price of a personal computer is somewhere in the neighborhood of $1300, according to CNET.com. That’s a rather hefty chunk of change, especially if you’re a recent high school or college graduate and don’t have a sizable bank account (who does in this economy?). Even spending …

Lenovo’s Latest Green PC: The M58p Eco Ultra Small

I’ve been testing a new, very efficient PC called the ThinkCentre M58p Eco Ultra Small by Lenovo. This compact PC is the successor to the ThinkCentre M57p Eco. My kilo-o-watt meter is telling me that the M58p consumes only about 35 watts while idle, and 58 watts of power at peak usage. It has a power supply that is 85% …