FINALLY! Windows XP has decreased in popularity enough to no longer be the number one OS!

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We knew the time was coming, but we didn’t know when, exactly……. According to an article on cnet.net, entitled “Windows 7 overtakes XP as Mac OS X passes Vista“, Microsoft Windows 7 has finally surpassed Microsoft XP as the most dominant operating system!  Predictions were all over the place, from 2013 to as far out as 2016, with a few …

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Secure IT Alert: December Firefox Update Fixes 13 Critical Vulnerabilities (Mac, Windows & Linux)

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, December 14, 2010 In an effort to keep the Firefox browser secure, updates have been released that address multiple vulnerabilities. If you are using the 3.5.x or 3.6.x versions of the popular browser on Microsoft Windows, Linux or Apple Mac, you should insure your browser is up to date immediately to 3.5.16 or 3.6.13 …

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Emergency Computer or Server Repair in Greenville / Upstate SC

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Nobody expects an emergency to happen to them, but it is nice to know that when you do need assistance, you can pick up your phone and dial 9-1-1 and a dispatcher will arrange for the appropriate response. What do you do for your IT network when an emergency arises and you do not have in-house IT support? If you …

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Clean The Fan – A funny, but truthful tale of notebook computer service!

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This young man created a great video that illustrates the difficulties of typical notebook computer service; removing too many panels, parts, screws all to get to a component for replacement, repair or cleaning. In this case, he just wants to “clean the fan”. Sure it is funny to watch, but honestly, some of these notebooks make it very difficult to …

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Un-complicate your life by using a remote backup solution for your laptop

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If you are using CDs,  DVDs, flash drives, external hard drives, or other physical media to backup your notebook computer, you are doing 100% more to protect your data than the majority of all PC owners! However, you are also spending time connecting devices or inserting backup media and likely are manually starting the backup, leaving lots of room for …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Huge OS X Update Closes 134 Security Holes

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Homeland Secure IT Alert Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, November 12 2010 Apple Mac OS X users received some lovin’ in the security department this week with, count ’em, 134 security vulnerability fixes… These “holes” can allow an attacker to gain full control of your machine. The most common of which seems to be of the “rootkit” variety, giving …

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Secure IT Alert: Koobface Variant Infects Linux, Mac & Windows Systems

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Homeland Secure IT Alert Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, October 28, 2010 In the news today you will find that a new variant of the infamous Koobface is making the rounds via social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. Unsuspecting users are enticed to click a video link in a direct message which links to a bogus …

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