Category Archives: General Computer

Tips and techniques for maintaining your computer in tip-top shape. Ideas about how to effectively use various software.

Leesburg, Florida and Computer Boot Camp

We’re at Holiday Travel Resort in Leesburg, Florida.  This is a very large and active park.  Nearly 1,000 sites.  I’d say the majority are permanent, park models, but there are plenty of RV sites as well.  Here’s our site:   … Continue reading

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Turn your Computer into a TV

by Chris Guld, www.geeksontour.com When we first bought our motorhome, it had 2 TVs.  One in the front, living/dining area, and one in the back – the bedroom. We got rid of both of them and set up a TV … Continue reading

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Computer Backups are Worthless

Has this ever happened to you? Your computer crashes and you take it to a techie who gets it working again but needs to reformat (erase) the hard drive.  You get your computer back with nothing on it.  No problem … Continue reading

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Netbooks

Computers can only connect *everyone* if *everyone* has a computer. It has been widely accepted that this will happen when the cost of a personal computer drops below $100. We’re not there yet, but the current crop of ‘Netbooks’ are … Continue reading

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Technology Top 5 for 2009

by Chris Guld, www.GeeksOnTour.com Jim and I are always learning about new technology – it’s what we’ve done since the early 80s – and there is plenty to keep us occupied.  But, 2009 has been remarkable when it comes to … Continue reading

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Computing in the Clouds is Good for RVers

Have you heard of ‘Cloud Computing’?’  It means using applications on the web rather than on your computer.  Blogging is one example, it’s all web-based, any computer will do.  As long as you can connect to the Internet (the ‘cloud’) … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Launch

Today is the official release date for Microsoft’s new operating system, cleverly named Windows 7   We are hosting a Windows 7 Launch party tonight.  If you’re in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area – we invite you to attend.  It … Continue reading

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Hands-On Computer Boot Camp

You may have heard about the hands-on class we teach from our website, or past blog posts.  We call it ‘Computer Boot Camp’ because it is Basic Training for computer users. Specifically, it’s for laptop users with Windows (XP or … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi: The Best of Speeds, The Worst of Speeds

by Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour: We spent the past week in Essex Junction Vermont at the FMCA Northeast Area Rally (NEAR.)  To our surprise and delight, there was Wi-Fi available right at our parking spot.  We could tell it … Continue reading

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Should you Upgrade to Windows 7?

Should you Upgrade to Windows 7? by Jim Guld Windows 7 has just moved from testing to the RTM phase.  That means that Microsoft says it is ready to go, or Released To Manufacturing. What does that mean to you?  … Continue reading

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