Category Archive: Tech Support Myths

Jan 16

Letters to my father: Building a Desktop computer in 2015

Arguably, in 2015, if you need to ask someone what to get to build a desktop machine, then you don’t need to build a desktop machine. Commodity (consumer, everyday, best buy-buyable) machines are fast enough for any home user who’s not a computing professional. If your job or video games require a beefy machine, you …

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May 30

Family Tech Support Myths: Don’t login as an Admin user

It’s time again for another family tech support mythbusters episode. This time we’ll tackle the premise that it’s more “secure” to login to your system as a user rather than an administrator. The idea to limit your logged in privileges on a system is a sound one, provided the system that enforces privileges actually works. …

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