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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) — Giving Every Child in the World a Laptop

You Can Help Make the One Laptop Per Child Vision a Reality

Nicholas Negroponte from MIT has a vision: to make laptops for $100 to give one to every child in the world, starting with children in poor countries. At the moment, the price has been squeezed down to $200 per laptop. (This price, like just about all electronics, will continue to drop.)

Although these are very cool laptops, consumers can’t buy them. Except for a limited time to help jumpstart the project. That’s why One Laptop Per Child is offering a Give One, Get One program for a very limited time. Help OLPC by donating a laptop through their noble program and you’ll be able to buy one. Intrigued? Read on…

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What You Need to Know About Internet Security Software

Is Internet Security Software More Headache Than It’s Worth?

The other day I thought I’d do the smart thing and upgrade from your typical anti-spyware and anti-virus applications to a full-blown Internet security software suite. Little did I know, that decision was going to result in me growing another head, horns and fangs. I went from a happy, easy-going guy to a raving lunatic who had to be stopped from throwing a laptop through a sliding-glass door. What is it about Internet security software that can make the most sane person not so sane? Before you install any Internet security suite on your PC (Macs just don’t have this problem), here are some things you need to know.

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Have You Tried Firefox Yet?

Firefox is Making the Web a Nicer Place to Visit

I think of Firefox as the ultimate method of Internet travel. After all, when you venture into unfamiliar territories, you want to do so with the fastest, safest and most enjoyable method of transport possible. In the world of the Web, Firefox is it.

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Antivirus Products for Computers

Why Norton May No Longer Be the Leader in Antivirus Protection

According to many, norton does not seem to make the best antivirus program on the market anymore. At one time Norton’s antivirus product was highly recommended by virtually everyone, now it seems that it has lost its popularity and effectiveness and a number of consumers are complaining that Norton is letting more and more viruses through to corrupt their systems. What’s a computer user to do?

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You’d Better Protect Your Laptop Before Heading To The Airport

Tighter Airport Security Measures Create a Need For Diligent Data Protection

Thanks to the recent terrorist events, travelers are now experiencing significant airport security restrictions. A recent news program showed a garbage can filled with hairspray and deodorant containers that travelers had thrown away at the airport when they found out they couldn’t take the items with them. While that’s an inconvenience, it’s nothing compared to the laptop computer issue.

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Is Your Laptop a Fire Hazard?

Keep an Eye on Your Laptop

Laptops are great. They portable and convenient and some people don’t even bother buying desktop computers anymore because laptops have become so functional. However, laptops do have a darker side that you need to know about. If you have a laptop, you might want to keep a close eye on it. If you don’t, it can turn into a blazing fireball when you’re not watching.

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Getting to the Bottom of Email Security Issues

Is Your Email Security Really Effective?

About two years ago I had a laptop that got infected with a virus that came through an email. At that time I didn’t really think too much about email security, but after that virus trashed that laptop I decided that email security should become a priority. But what steps do we need to take to ensure our email is truly secure? The answer may surprise you.

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Want a Macintosh Computer But Need a Windows OS?

Now Windows Users Can Have a Macintosh Computer!

I’ve always wanted a Macintosh computer, but I never bought one because I need a Windows operating system, and I’m not alone in that struggle. Many people I know would love to have an Macintosh computer, but they really just can’t do without a Windows operating system. Believe it or not, that’s no longer an issue.

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Buying a New Laptop

What to Consider When Buying a New Laptop

Buying a new laptop can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you don’t know what you want or what to look for. If you add the fact that the laptop is a good part of your livelihood, that just adds to the stress of the situation. After all, if you make the wrong decision, it could be financially devastating. So how do you go about buying a new laptop when there are so many to choose from?

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Are You Running Antivirus Software?

Antivirus Software Can Make or Break Your Computer

Years ago antivirus software wasn’t something that was at the top of our list of priorities. Unfortunately, if you haven’t added antivirus software to that list, your computer may be at risk. I just chastised my mother for incurring a $350 bill at Geek Squad due to a virus trashing her computer. The problem? She let her antivirus subscription lapse for two days and a virus ravaged her PC.

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