The simultaneous growth of the Internet along with business computer networks of every size has led to IT jargon becoming better known among the general population. However, although the terms are known, they are usually poorly understood. One of the most common terms that people come across is “server”. What is a server? What does it do? What happens if a server goes down?
Anyone who has ever experienced a truly dead laptop battery knows how frustrating it can be. Laptops are meant to be taken anywhere and everywhere, and yet you're tethered to a wall because your battery can't last 5 minutes. Fortunately there are ways to preserve the life of your battery so it will be a long time before you get there. Before beginning to worry about your battery, there are a few things to consider.
Using an old PC can be a hassle and pain when you want to upgrade the operating system but keep the PC. Many of these older PCs only have standard PCI slots which prevent the upgrading. There are a few options when it comes to standard PCI because it is the oldest standard version for video cards. However, there are some options for video cards that will allow computer users to run Windows 7 without upgrading to a new computer.
Schooling today takes place almost as much online as it does in the classroom. College students need to have a computer to succeed. Fortunately there are hundreds of laptop companies clambering to take their money. Every company offers some laptop that is "perfect for college". But which laptop is really best for college?
Few people consider backing up their files until it is all too late. When a computer crashes, it is too late for a back up to make much difference. Anyone who has experienced the devastation that can accompany a computer crash knows how vital a back up is. There are important things to consider before backing up a hard drive.