3 Summer Computer Tips

Written by Sharron Senter

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Leavingrepparttar computer on allrepparttar 142173 time puts excess wear onrepparttar 142174 mechanical components (the hard drive spindle motor and cooling fans). Best compromise. First user inrepparttar 142175 morning turns it on; last user turns it off. We leave our desktops on allrepparttar 142176 time allowing for scheduled utility tasks to run during overnight hours. We also restartrepparttar 142177 systems (to flushrepparttar 142178 RAM and resetrepparttar 142179 operating system) on a regular basis and routinely removerepparttar 142180 case covers to clean out any dust that may have accumulated, especially aroundrepparttar 142181 fans and screens.

#3 -- Stop Popups! Never click insiderepparttar 142182 window of a popup. Instead, close it by clicking onrepparttar 142183 X inrepparttar 142184 upper right corner. Many people are fooled into installing spyware applications by popups that promise to clean their system. If you receive a message saying it can help, assume itís spyware and donít click!

Sharron Senter is co-founder of http://www.VisitingGeeks.com - an on site computer repair, security and networking company serving north of Boston, Southern NH and Maine. Visiting Geeksí technicians are crackerjacks at squashing viruses, popups and securing and making computers perform faster. Learn more about Sharron at http://www.SharronSenter.com

What Is Wiki?

Written by S. Housley

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What can Wikis be used for? Wikis have spawned some interesting uses, includingrepparttar development of knowledge bases on both intranets andrepparttar 142079 Internet. Product documentation, tutorials and online FAQs are increasingly created using Wiki collaboration. Other collaborative Wiki projects that have been spawned include a Wiki dictionary and directory of famous quotes.

Wikitionary - Wikitionary, a collaborative project to produce a free multilingual dictionary in every language, with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations and quotations. - http://en.wiktionary.org

Wiki Quote - Wikiquote, a free online compendium of quotations in every language, including sources (where known), and translations of non-English quotes. - http://en.wikiquote.org

Ultimately, Wikis are ideally suited for internal corporate projects or committee groups, when all individuals participating haverepparttar 142080 same goals in mind. Potential exists for significant abuse when Wikis remain open in competitive areas.

Overall, Wikis are influential, shaping collaborative online content development, and are likely to become increasingly popular. Sadly, as a Wiki's popularity grows, it is likely Wiki abuse will grow.

Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for NotePage http://www.notepage.net a wireless text messaging software company.

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