You need not spend large amounts of cash for decent computers and reasonable internet services. If you know how, you can get these cheaply. This site is dedicated to showing you how.
It seems that very few consumers of computers understand this
one simple rule: the more you know about computers, the
less you pay for them...
There are so many really, really, awful, horrible laptops
(and desktops) around. The question is why? And what
should you do as a result? ...
Many people like their laptops like they like their women:
thin and beautiful. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
But, as with many women, there are disadvantages to laptops that
are thin and beautiful...
Knowing what you need before you buy a new computer may save
you a substantial amount of money and will greatly improve
your chances of getting the computer you really want.
Now, you may be thinking,
"Of course I know what kind of a computer I need!", but do you
really? Is the computer you're thinking of buying really the one
you need? Or is it just the one you want? ...
The better you understand any computer you're considering buying,
the more money you'll save and the more satisfied you will be with
your purchase. Most consumers of computers know little about what
they're buying. The common result is that they experience significant
buyer's remorse when they get their new computer home and discover
that it is low quality, frustrating to use, and/or doesn't do
everything they want. The way to not fall into this trap is to do
your homework before you buy...
Being able to identify a quality computer is an important skill
to develop over a lifetime of computer buying.
Unfortunately, it is also a difficult skill to develop. Fortunately,
there are some key features of quality computers. Most of these are
more important to look for in laptops, because desktop computers tend
to stay put and have more replaceable components: ... Read More
If you can live without the newest computer, you can almost
always find the best value by buying at the knee of the cost
versus time curve. Time is the time since the technology first
appeared on the market, and cost is the cost to you to buy that
technology today. The reason you may want to buy there is that
this is where you can get a great deal while still getting a
computer that is eminently useful... Read More
You hear a lot of trepidation out on the internet when the question
of buying a used computer comes up. It seems that most articles
don't recommend it. The fact is that you can easily
make a mistake. But as you make yourself more
your risk goes down. The risk never goes away completely, but
you can learn what to look for and what to avoid. But why risk
it? The reason is simple, the right used computer can be a
really great buy...
The first steps in successfully obtaining an inexpensive computer
that you will be happy with are: 1)
knowing what you need,
2) knowing what you're buying,
and 3) knowing quality when you see it.
This article takes the process from there to show you where to shop
or how to otherwise legally acquire a cheap laptop...
These days consumers can find themselves in the position of paying
exorbitant prices for bundled communications services, including
internet. This article tells you how you may be able to
reduce your cost for monthly internet service...
These days, everyone should be using Linux! I know that isn't
going to happen any time soon, but I just have to say it again.
Everyone should be using Linux! Being a cheapskate,
I can't help being in love with the Linux operating system--even
though at times, it's a painful kind of love. Here's why...
In a recent conversation, some additional reasons for
maintaining anonymity in our online social networking were
pointed out to me. I had not seriously considered
them, because I had not understood the degree to which some
troubling problems have begun spreading surreptitiously through
our western world...
Several options exist for those who would like to have
cheaper telephone service...
Giant social network websites like Facebook, Reddit, Twitter,
and Google Plus have some significant problems. One is that users
have no real control over anything that happens there and,
therefore, often zero recourse when they are treated unfairly.
The way users are treated is completely at the whims of the
companies that own these sites...
Because there is nothing like watching a TV program
whenever you want, the DVR is the best invention since the VCR. I
say that a bit tongue-in-cheek, because DVR's fulfill the same
role as VCR's but are not as good for a number of reasons...
Sometime in the late 1980's or early 1990's, daisy wheel printers
went out of fashion and were replaced by bubble-jet printers. For
the next twenty years or so, we couldn't get our hands on a
daisy-wheel printer--except maybe at a thrift store, if we were
David, one of my fellow college students in the early to mid
1980's, was a unique individual, a free spirit, outgoing and
outspoken. He liked to have fun, and he liked other people, and
everyone I knew who knew him liked him. David worked his way
through his first two and a half years of college looking through
a microscope. He worked for Motorola quality control in one of
their semiconductor fabrication plants (fabs) finding
flaws in silicon wafers...
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