Recent Update Causes Problems with Office 2010 Starter Edition

September 26, 2013

The only time Microsoft ever offered a free version of Office was when they offered Office 2010 Starter Edition. It was only available on new computers. It was supposed to be a limited version of Word and Excel and it was going to include advertisements in it. However, it didn’t really work out for Microsoft […]


Office 2013

February 22, 2013

Recently, Microsoft released Office version 2013. In case you forgot, Office is the name of the set of programs that includes software like Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and so forth. Office comes in different editions that include different combinations of these programs. Microsoft office does not come with Windows. So if you are planning to […]


Purchasing Software

February 3, 2012

When you purchase software, you either purchase it on CD or DVD, or you download it from the Internet. No matter how you get the software, it’s important to keep your media, purchase information, and licenses in a safe place where you can find them because you never know when you might need to reinstall […]


Microsoft Money

June 16, 2010

Users of Microsoft Money should be aware that Microsoft has discontinued Microsoft Money. As a final farewell, Microsoft released the Sunset Edition of Microsoft Money. This final release of Microsoft Money does not include any of the online features that Microsoft Money had in the past. People with older versions of Money will still be […]


Mirror Your Hard Drive

March 25, 2010

When you hear the word RAID, you probably think of the bug spray. Us techno-geeks, however, think of Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. Originally, RAID was invented so that you could put together several small, less expensive disks and make them work as one larger disk which would cost more than the cost of all […]


Pull Those Software Weeds

September 8, 2009

Any plant that is in your yard or garden that you didn’t want there is called a weed. By the same token, any software that is on your computer that you don’t want or need, or didn’t install yourself is like a software weed. This unwanted and un-needed software takes up space on your hard […]


Google Taking Over?

July 16, 2009

You are probably aware that several years ago, Google unseated Yahoo as the most popular search engine. Google has some very popular software like the Google Toolbar, GoogleTalk (instant messaging), and Picasa. Although Google’s Gmail is very popular (currently ranked #11) and gaining market share very quickly, it’s not yet number one. However, it is […]


Office Alternative

May 22, 2009

Microsoft Office is a product that, depending on which edition you purchase, may include Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and other similar products. But if you have ever priced Office, you know how expensive it is. The cheapest edition of Microsoft Office is the Home and Student edition. It’s only available for residential customers. It […]


Vipre Home Site License

May 12, 2009

We are always evaluating new security software so that we can recommend the best for our customers. Right now, that’s Vipre. In the past we have recommended AVG. AVG is still good and we recommend it as well. But Vipre provides slightly better protection in our opinion. Vipre generally sells for $30/year per computer. You […]