Don’t be so quick to dump that old computer! Despite being slow, clunky, and prone to crashes, your old desktop or laptop might just be perfectly usable — after a few light upgrades that will breathe new life into it and enable you to use it for other computing needs. As mentioned, you have to […]
Business owners stand to gain from learning emerging IT trends. In the case of containers, it’s an opportunity to reduce costs, increase hardware efficiency, and improve data security. One of the best ways to learn about containers is to address the misconceptions about them. Containers are made up of the bare minimum hardware and software […]
There are so many different types of computers out there, each with varying specifications and capabilities – how do you find the best one for your needs? Whether you’re purchasing a computer for yourself or for your family, here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make the right decision. […]
Installing security patches is usually such a humdrum task that even the most inexperienced users handle it. Unfortunately, that has not been the case with the Spectre and Meltdown fixes. This time around, we recommend you skip installing the update and let an IT professional handle it for you. Unsecured data storage Spectre and Meltdown […]
Do you remember the days when your computer was struggling to catch up with all the tasks you had at hand? We don’t blame you if you’ve already dumped your desktop for a slicker model, but in case you have one or more collecting dust in your storage room, here are some ways to make […]
Virtualization technology and container technology are confusing topics in their own right, and comparing and contrasting them is even harder. Before you can really get into the weeds about how containers differ from virtualization, it’s best to clear up some of the misleading information surrounding how the two technologies work. Containers are made up of […]
We are now official Proxmox support partners for Proxmox Virtual Environment! We have been building and maintaining Proxmox virtualization systems for a number of users. While we also work with VMWare vSphere, we have a soft spot for Proxmox as well. Here are the top 5 reasons we like working with Proxmox:
Completely open source and free - no licensing required and no nagware.
Someone asked for some information about UEFI and Secure Boot on newer computers and how that will affect them putting something other than Windows on their computer.
Their main questions were:
What benefit does a normal home user get from UEFI and Secure boot ?
How does the actual signing get done ?
Who gets to do the signing ? Only Microsoft ? Some other company ? How much does it cost ?
What do I need if I want to put Linux on my new computer ?