For those who build computers, we often use the term “bottleneck.” Bottlenecks occur when one component of a system is woefully slower than the others. Think of a computer like a chain .. its only as strong as its weakest link.
At some point, you’re going to get the call. I know I have. A person, usually in a thick accent, will be on the phone will call claiming to be from “Windows.” They will claim that they have detected a virus on your system! Oh no! They say that they can get rid of it, if you give them control of your computer. For a nominal fee, of course…
Someone recently asked for recommendations for a new PC. For his needs, I said, “For a laptop, a Core i5, at a bare minimum. For a desktop, a Core i3 would be plenty.” But why the difference? Shouldn’t a Core i5 desktop have about the same amount of computing power as a Core i5 laptop?
This is the first in a series on how to keep your PC healthy, happy, and secure. This series will be posted over the next few months, and then kept in archive for referral. In part 1, I will focus on the most basic piece of the equation, Windows.
With my first post, I thought I’d just say hello. And say thanks to all friends and family who allowed us to get this off the ground.
We’re here to help you. The service industry doesn’t get more basic than that. It’s the reason we chose to put “Services” in the name. It reminds us that customer service always comes first. We hope to help you for many years to come.
As for this blog … it won’t just be a waste of space. I plan to use this to keep you up to date not only on technology news related to Charlotte, but also as a space to share news about security threats that could affect you. I will also share some of my favorite tips and tricks as I encounter or think of them. I plan to regularly post here, so stay tuned.