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Bootkits, What is Bootkit and why should it concern you?

Before the days of mass inter-connectivity “before everyone was connected to the internet”, malicious code traveled on portable storage media, like a CD-ROM or floppy disk. The malware, usually a virus hidden in the boot sector of a disk, acted … Continue reading

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P2P information gathering…. What your computer can reveal about you.

How to get Pwnd’ with P2P networks. P2P networks… and you thought that there was just music on there? Information is the key to everything, with enough information anyone can do anything. I am not going to tell you how … Continue reading

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Open source software & back-to-school

Back-to-school time is right around the corner, whether going to elementary school, high school, college, or university. Of course, there’s no reason to drop a ton of cash on expensive software when open source versions work just as well or … Continue reading

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Does your mac really need and anti-virus?

Are you new to the Macintosh, just recently switched from PC to Mac; do you really need an anti-virus? One thing you should pay attention to is what you are doing with your computer. Do I download software, music, and … Continue reading

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New from Mozilla Labs : Ubiquity

You’re writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to.  You’d like to include a map. Today, this involves the disjointed tasks of message composition on a … Continue reading

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Oscar Medical Open Source EMR software

Sue Harris: Past Head of Family Practice, BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital & BC Family Physician of the Year 2008 “Over the last 9 years I have had personal experience with three different electronic medical records. There is no question … Continue reading

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Regulations Amending the Income Tax Regulations (Capital Cost Allowance — 2009 Budget Measure, Miscellaneous Program)

FYI found this amendment for Budget 2009 announced a temporary 100% accelerated capital cost allowance (CCA) rate for new general-purpose electronic data processing equipment and systems software for that equipment (“computer equipment”) P.C. 2009-847 May 28, 2009 Her Excellency the Governor … Continue reading

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Considering a switch from Windows to Linux

Most businesses are faced with dozens of choices everyday. One quick solution is to go with the big names. Just as in the past, nobody ever got fired for buying IBM, you should have few complaints if you go with … Continue reading

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Opensource Educational Software

…………………………………………. Open Learning Class / Content management Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Providing Assistance to Businesses in All Sectors to Invest in Computers

After going through all of the budget information I have pulled out the things that stand out for the small business, There is some much information on so many different pages, I have put together a run down of what … Continue reading

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