Breathe new life into your old PC

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 […]

Dispelling myths about containers

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 […]

Beware of the Meltdown and Spectre patches

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 […]

Setting the record straight on containers

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 […]

Super fast Linux virtualization with Proxmox VE

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.

UEFI and Secure Boot – Getting Windows to boot on Windows 8 laptop

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 ?