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Do you Really Need a New Computer? Everything you need to know to decide. Hank Feinberg and Jim Anderson Rockland PC Users Group Is your computer running very slow? Are you thinking of buying a new computer for the holidays? What do you really need today and what will you need 3 years

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Do you really need a new computer everything you need to know to decide l.jpg

Do you Really Need a New Computer? Everything you need to know to decide.

Hank Feinberg and Jim Anderson

Rockland PC Users Group


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Is your computer running know to decide.

very slow?



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What do you really need today know to decide.

and what will you need 3 years

from now?


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How do you get the most computer know to decide.

for the least amount of money?


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Get free software to tell you everything in your computer know to decide.

Including

Hardware

Memory

Licenses,

Software



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Have you considered what you will do computer to the new one.

with your old computer?


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What will you do about computer to the new one.

your personal and confidential information

on it?


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Find out how to protect yourself computer to the new one.

from identity theft,

how to properly and where

to dispose of your

old computer.


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Step 1 computer to the new one.

What is in your computer?


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To find out what is in your computer computer to the new one.

Download and use this Free Program

SIW

System Information for Windows"Everything you want to know about your PC".

http://www.gtopala.com/

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html


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Back up your data on to a portable hard drive. computer to the new one.

Back up programs

Memeo

http://www.memeo.com/


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What do you want to do with your computer computer to the new one.

1. Personal use

E-mail

Word Processing

Financials Spread Sheets

Taxes

Stock Trading, Research

Picture Editing

Internet - Research


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2. Business Use computer to the new one.

3. Graphics

4. Gaming


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Have you done the following to computer to the new one.

tweak your computer

and clean your hard drive and registry?

Back up before you do anything.


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Registry cleaning – computer to the new one.CCleaner

Old program fragments

De Frag Hard Drive

Delete unused programs – Use control panel

Clean up your start up menu

Archive old files not used


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Sources - computer to the new one.Internet or Direct

Fry’s- Outpost

Geeks

Tiger Direct

Newegg

Abes of Maine

Comp u plus

Dell

Gateway


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Wholesale Clubs computer to the new one.

Costco

Sam’s Club

BJ’s


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Stores computer to the new one.

Circuit City

Office Depot

StaplesBest Buy

Micro CenterWal Mart


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$199 Linux PC from Walmart computer to the new one.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/

product.do?product_id=7754614

It looks like their second batch has sold out


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Minimum Specs from Microsoft for computer to the new one.

Windows XP

800 MHz CPU

512 MB RAM

10-20 gig Hard Drive

CD drive


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Minimum Specs from Microsoft computer to the new one.

Windows Vista

2 GHz CPU

2 GB RAM

DVD drive

Add-in DirectX 9,

256MB RAM Aero-capable video card

(to use Aero 3-Ddesktop)


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Minimum Specs for computer to the new one.

Linux (Ubuntu, SUSE, RedHat)

800 MHz CPU

512 RAM RAM

CD drive

10- 20 Gig Hard Drive

10/100 Ethernet Network Card

(broadband Internet service)

current ATI or

nVidia video card and drivers

(for 3D desktop effects)


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Free Operating System and Software computer to the new one.

Ubuntu Linux

http://www.ubuntu.com/

Free Open Software for Windows

http://theopendisc.com/


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You should have at least computer to the new one.

120 GB of hard drive space as a minimum.

If recording and/or editing digital video, you need at least

200 GB of hard drive space

All Operating Systems should have all critical updates and security patches..


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Several Additional points computer to the new one.

  • Clean out unused files

  • Update and run your virus and malware programs first

  • Back up before doing anything after steps 1&2

    Buy from a long established business in case you have to return it. Be careful about service contracts. Not always what they seem to be.

  • If you dispose of your computer give it to PC ReNew so we can give it a second life with a needy Rockland family.


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For Additional Information computer to the new one.

  • Check our Website www.rpcug.org

  • Come down to our meetings the second Tuesday of each month at the Palisades Center Mall 4th floor Rasso Room at 7:00PM

  • Go to our Windows workshop for expert advice


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Available September 24, 2007 computer to the new one.

Buy a Laptop for a Child,

Get Another

2 for $400

Linux OS

http://www.laptopgiving.org/en/ways-to-donate.php


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Happy Chanukah! computer to the new one.


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Merry Christmas! computer to the new one.


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Greetings of the Season to all computer to the new one.and have a Great 2008!


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