Category: Technology

Windows or Mac? What about Linux?

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services
What is Linux? Well, it is a very popular operating system for things like web servers, Android Phones, and Chromebooks. Linux is the system used for over 50% of the world’s websites.
It is super stable, efficient, and FREE. If you have an Android phone or a Chromebook, you are already using a version of Linux.

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Never, EVER pay with gift cards

Over the past few years we have seen a large increase in scams where a person on the phone demands payment in the form of Gift Cards. No matter who they say they are with, if they request that payment be made in the form of gift cards, they are a scammer. PERIOD, End of Story.

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What is Streaming?

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services

I get this question quite often. Streaming is defined as: a method of transmitting or receiving data (especially video and audio material) over a computer network as a steady, continuous flow, allowing playback to start while the rest of the data is still being received.

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Password Cornucopia

In my business, it is unusual that a client has all of their passwords documented, up to date, and handy. Typically, the client and I spend about 20% of the time on a service call figuring out or resetting passwords.

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Driver Update Utilities … Who Needs Them?

by: Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services You have probably seen the ads on TV or received advertising email for some sort of Driver Update Utility. They make claims of “Automating” the process of making sure your...

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