3 Summer Computer Tips

Written by Sharron Senter

#1 – Summer Computer Travel Holiday travelers should be on alert when arriving home from long weekends, such asrepparttar Fourth of July, a popular time for computer viruses to spread.

Most computer users have a tendency to turn off their computers when away on trips, which means you’re not getting newly-released anti-virus patches or anti-spyware updates;repparttar 142173 two most common areas that cause computers problems. We recommend you update anti-virus and anti-spyware scans before opening e-mail or going online after an extended absence.

We consistently see an increase in calls for virus related problems immediately following long weekends. Avoidrepparttar 142174 problems altogether by updating your security software before using your computer. For a free listing of viruses, spyware threats and trends, visit: www.VisitingGeeks.com/downloads.htm

#2 -- Should You Leave Your Computer Running? One question we hear frequently is, "Should I leave my desktop computer on or turn it off?" There are 2 schools of thought… Turning it on and off numerous times duringrepparttar 142175 day subjectsrepparttar 142176 microcircuits to flexing and fatigue due to change in temperatures. Over time this could lead to a break inrepparttar 142177 circuitry and result in system failure.

What Is Wiki?

Written by S. Housley

Wiki is web server software that allows users to contribute content. Collaboration isrepparttar key to Wiki, which is designed as a powerful system for online communities to build web pages and web sites. Unlike blogs and forums, all users are allowed to contribute and edit existing content. Wiki is derived fromrepparttar 142079 Hawaiian term "wiki wiki" meaning "quick". The concept behind a Wiki is that collaboration on projects will move it along quicker.

Wikis generally allow web pages to be written, edited and created collectively in a web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and simple text. Most Wikis are open, and allow any userrepparttar 142080 ability to editrepparttar 142081 contents of a Wiki web page. While some say this opensrepparttar 142082 concept to abuse, Wiki moderators and self-policing inrepparttar 142083 Wiki sector appear to be taking hold. Wiki supporters generally feel that it is generally easier to correct mistakes than createrepparttar 142084 content from scratch. Wikipedia is a standing symbol of what many would consider a succesful Wiki.

Wikipedia - Wikipedia is a popular content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. http://www.wikipedia.com

Other topic-specific Wikis like Robin Good's RSS Wiki are proving that collaborative efforts in niche markets can work.

RSS Wiki - http://www.masternewmedia.org/reports/newsmasterstoolkit/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

It is true that Wikis are open to abuse, but by design, it is very easy for a Wiki moderator or other editor to revertrepparttar 142085 Wiki to how it appeared prior to edits, essentially rolling backrepparttar 142086 Wiki and removing any content deemed inappropriate or unrelated. Many Wikis trackrepparttar 142087 IP address of visitors and editors, making it easy to track changes and roll back any edits from individuals that appear to be abusing their privileges. In rare cases Wiki operators can protect pages, making them read-only, which restricts any edits from occurring. While such actions are againstrepparttar 142088 true Wiki philosophy, restrictions can be used to preserverepparttar 142089 structure of fully-developed Wikis and protect pages from abuse.

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