Windows

Why the cloud is killing Windows

I’ve been watching an interesting development in the business IT world, our customers gradually moving to Linux OS for workstation desktops. This has been happening on the server level for a long time, but now desktops as well. The benefits/downside of a Linux desktop are fairly straight forward. Linux is free, doesn’t get viruses (yet…some argue once market share is high enough...

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Open Office – spell checker not working

Using Open Office has saved our company thousands in licensing fees. Everyone in our organization uses it and we have yet to run into a compatibility issue when sending files to our clients. Sometimes we’ve found that the spell check doesn’t install properly initially and it is necessary to manually set it up. You’ll need to install the dictionaries and ensure spell check is...

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My computer is slow….

Do you find yourself frustrated rather than enjoying your computer time? Does opening Word, your digital camera software or your favorite application take forever? We hear that a lot. There are a lot of factors that can cause a PC to perform sluggishly. More often than not it’s due to an infection of some sort. A virus, malware, spyware, etc… is eating resources causing the PC to...

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HP 6110 All-In-One mirror image problem

Here’s an interesting one we came across yesterday. When the client(s) printed to the HP 6110 it printed the page as a mirror image. The printer was attached to a XP Pro machine on the network. Yes, the mirror image check box was NOT checked in the properties. It took awhile on the first workstation to figure out but here’s what we did to solve the problem. Delete the printer on the...

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XP logs in and logs back out immediately

We had a machine come in recently that had a virus.  One of the files we deleted was in the Documents And Settings<user>Local Settingstemp dir called mousehook.dll. We’ve seen this file associated with Trojan.Dropper/Multi-CN.Process. We used KillBox to delete on reboot. Well upon reboot we logged in, the wallpaper flashed briefly and instantly logged back out to the log in screen....

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