Loading Windows 8 on a Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 is possible but not supported

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We are an authorized Lenovo partner and offer their desktop, laptop and server solutions to clients on a regular basis, however, a couple weeks ago, we made an error in judgement. We have a client who required a robust server for hosting multiple websites, so we recommended FreeBSD operating system (with php, MySQL, Apache, etc) and found an appropriate server …

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‘Twas the night before Christmas – Old school computer version

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I first read this story on a University of Arkansas computer system sometime before 1985 and promptly typed it up and put it on my BBS (Non-Prophet BBS) for people to read. I have sent it in email, and “snail mail” for the last 25 years or so…  I still get a kick out of it.   If anyone knows the …

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Homeland Secure IT Holiday Schedule

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  We will be closing early on December 24th (Christmas Eve) and taking Christmas Day off so that we may spend time with our families and to give tribute to the real reason behind the holiday! In the event you need emergency computer, server or network service, please call our 990-4748 number and leave a voice mail message. It will …

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Secure IT Alert: Merry Christmas! Microsoft has a package for you!

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Microsoft didn’t forget you, in fact, they already have your Christmas present, which will be delivered in the form of patches on the infamous “Patch Tuesday”… So, whether you have been naughty or nice… Please update your computers! If you require assistance with managing updates for your personal computer, your server, or your entire business network in the Greenville and …

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The quickest fix for most of your IT problems is…

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Here’s the quickest fix for most of your IT problems… If that doesn’t work… Call Homeland Secure IT at 864-990-4748 for real computer & server support and repair in the Greenville SC area! Share and Enjoy:

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What does free really cost?

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What follows is a guest blog post from our friends at EPC, a company providing data destruction services for your end of life computer equipment. What Does Free Really Cost? You’ve met the “guy with the pick-up truck” that can take your PC in for free. All of us have. But where does your data on that PC “go?” Even …

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Think your data is safe in “the cloud” during a disaster? Think again… #fantasy

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The East Coast was ravaged by hurricane Sandy this week, causing still undetermined billions of dollars in damage. We will know more in the coming days, as we find out exactly how many people have perished, how many homes are permanently destroyed and how business and the economy will be affected. Here, safe and sound in the Upstate of South …

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Our remote backup provider is expanding! #DisasterRecovery #Backup #Servosity

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Our preferred remote backup solution provider is expanding in a big way! Servosity, which is based right here in Greenville South Carolina, has made a commitment to create 30 new positions over the next 12 to 18 months. And these will be higher paying jobs with a much higher skill requirement. We continue to use Servosity ourselves and provide their …

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Wish your business had the servers of a Fortune 500 company? You can! #hacked

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For a price, you can have access to a Fortune 500 server and network according to an article on krebsonsecurity.com. In the article, they explain hackers are creating a virtual services network of their own, using exploited / compromised / hacked systems sitting inside the corporate networks of Fortune 500 companies. But it is not just the big corporations that …

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SC Department of Revenue cyber attack exposes 3.6 million social security numbers

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A data breech due to a cyber attack on a South Carolina Department of Revenue web server has exposed a potential 3.6 million SC social security numbers and approximately 387,000 debit card numbers, however, the official report indicates that only a small portion of the card numbers were not encrypted. You can read about the attack timeline and response here and …

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