Windows 8 is almost here - Psinergy September TechNews & Specials
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Sept 2012 Tech News & Specials
from Psinergy Techwarrior St. Paul
In this issue:
Article: Review of Windows 8
Tech Tip #11: Slow Web Browsers
$20 off: Fall Computer Cleanup (onsite)
What is a... Trojan Horse?
$25 Referral Credit :: Limited time!
Go Local - Some of our Favorite LOCAL Businesses
:: Review :: Windows 8 Release Preview (End User Experience)
by SchaOn Blodgett
Windows 8 is the next release of the Windows platform due out October 26th, 2012. Will Windows 8 have the "every other version of Windows is HORRIBLE curse"? Maybe.
We have been utilizing various copies of Windows 8 for about 5 or 6 months now on our evening TV/Movie Media Center computer, and on two of our Netbook computers. In some ways, we love it... in other ways, it's taken a LOT to get used to (and in many ways, we are still getting use to it - and still discovering how to do some things).
Windows 8 is pretty much a complete revamp, at least when it comes to the look and feel. It boots incredibly fast. On our Netbooks (Netbooks are very low powered mini-laptops that are excellent for browsing, some documents... and well, that's about it), it is booted, and ready to use in about 38 seconds, and our MediaCenter Desktop computer with only 2 GB of RAM booted in 31 seconds! The Task Manager also seems to be revamped, with more detail, and more information, though most home users will not use these features. Another plus is that you can use a Windows Live Login that will save your settings to your online Microsoft Account, and if and when you log into another machine, it will setup that machine (and install most apps) like the other machines that you use. Personally, we have not tried this feature, though there seems to be some positive things with this, and the negative side is about some serious Privacy Concerns (though, it is something that Google Chrome has been doing for awhile).
We are frequently asked how often to clean a computer? One pretty simple answer is approximately one week after you change your thermostat between Cool and Heat. When we switch systems, a lot of dust is pushed out of the duct work and settles everywhere.
Optimize the performance of the programs & hardware of your system,
Check for latest Service Packs, Critical and Important updates that would help with system performance and safety,
Clean dust, hair, etc from inside of the computer,
Get this onsite service for only $129 (Normally $149) when you schedule by Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Use Promo Code "FallingLeaves2012" when scheduling to receive the discount.
What is a Trojan?
A Trojan is malicious software that presents itself as something beneficial in order to trick the user into clicking/installing it. Their effects can be wide ranging, from popups to system corruption. They are also normally the carrier for other malware, especially viruses, bots, back-doors, rootkits, etc.
For every client you refer to the tech side of our business, automaticallyreceive $25 towards your next service! The information is put into the system, so the next time you have service with us, any unused credits will automatically be deducted to decrease your bill :)
How awesome is that!
(Normally the Referral Credit is $10, though now through October 31st, 2012... get a $25 credit!)
"They say one of a baby's first non-verbal forms communication is pointing. Clicking must be somewhere just after that."
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