Windows Server 2003 End of Life

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows Server 2003.  This means that there will no longer be any additional security updates or services packs provided for the operating system.  Ensure that you network is prepared for this transition and ready for the upgrade requirement.

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Disposing of Old Computers

When disposing of an unwanted computer it is very important that the hard drive and all personal information be removed.  Whether you are donating or recycling your old computer, have someone perform this procedure for you if you are unable to do so yourself.  As trivial as this task may seem, it is a major role in protecting you against identity theft.  Verify that the organization you select to recycle your computer removes the hard drive and the data before utilizing their service.

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The Dangers of Using Outdated Software

Using our personal computers and other devices have become a routine part of our daily lives.  Unfortunately, many people never take the time to verify that the software powering their device is secured and up to date with the most current version.  This exposes their computer and even the network in which they are connected to lots of potential security threats.  Fortunately, verifying the version of an application or operating system can be as simple as selecting the “Help” or “About” menu within the program itself.  It is even easier if you are using Microsoft Windows as you simply need to right-click “My Computer” and the left-click “Properties” to see which version the computer is using.  This may seem like a trivial task, but it is a step that can potentially save you lots of downtime and money for the low cost of one minute.

Larry Clark
Senior Engineer, GALINNO Technology Solutions

Our Recommended Specifications for A New Notebook or Tablet Computer

As promised yesterday, below are our recommendations for a new desktop, notebook or tablet computer.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require assistance when purchasing your new computer via the “Contact Us” page on our website.

Tablet Specifications

Manufacturer: DELL, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Microsoft or Samsung
Processor: Intel Core i3 or Core i5
Memory: 4 Gigabytes or more
Hard Drive: 128 Gigabytes or more
Network Connectivity: 802.11ac
Screen: 10″, 12″ or 13″ with Touch-screen
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit

 

Notebook Specifications

Manufacturer: DELL, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Apple,  Samsung or ASUS
Processor: Intel Core i5 or Core i7
Memory: 8 Gigabytes or more
Hard Drive: 250 Gigabytes or more
Network Connectivity: 802.11ac
Screen: 13”, 14” or 15.6” with Touch-screen
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit or Apple OSX Yosemite

 

Desktop Specifications

Manufacturer: DELL, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Apple or Samsung
Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7
Memory: 8 Gigabytes or more
Hard Drive: 250 Gigabytes or more
Screen: 19” – 22” with Touch-screen
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit or Apple OSX Yosemite

 

Suggested Retailers

The Microsoft Store

Best Buy (Offers Amazon.com price matching)

The Apple Store

Costco

Staples (Offers Amazon.com price matching)

 

Happy Shopping 🙂
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