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Should You Build Your Own Personal Computer.

No. Unless you really want to and have the right reasons. Ream about the Pros and Cons.

Years ago all personal computers were home built computer. The first Apple computer was b built in a garbage by two your men who had a dream.

The early home builds also were made with parts for Motorola, Intel and other chip makers.  sand other chip makers It was only after those early years that the rest of the world knew about personal computers.

I built my first computer. Would I do it again. No, I would not. I did it as a learning experience.  It got me up to speed on digital technology. I had done all my work in the Analog world. I had to learn what digital electronics can do. That was the quick way for me. I do not do well in a formal learning environment. I have to get my hansd on something I want to understand.

But what about today? Well, today there ere other reasons to build your own.  For one, yu might get more value for your money. Another is you pay only for what your really want, not what some salesman things.

Here is on of the best articles about this object from another website,  Make Use Of.

Is It Still Cheaper to Build Your Own PC?

 

 

 

How a computer virus can hide in any electronic device.

At the e risk of being called paranoid, I want to tell everybody that a computer virus can hide almost anywhere . A computer virus is some kind of program that deliberately alters your computer to do something you did not want. Such programs often have distributive names to identify the mode of infection. Malware,   Root kit,   Trojan,  Virus or Worm, you don’t want them in your PC, Tablet or Smartphone.   Too many names to remember. Let’s just call it Malware.

Here are some places such evil programs may hide.Registry of the System.

  • Free apps you downloaded.
  • Hidden areas of a hard drive.
  • Driver for a  old printer or scanner. **
  • E-mail from a friend.

Prevention is much better that a cure. Before you add anything to your Desktop, laptop or tablet, check it for the possibility of some kind of Malware.

Warning: Some planes on the Internet offer ‘;free’ help and you wind up paying a lot of money to ‘fix’ a problem they create. Watch bout!

** Yes, if you get a printer river from a source other than OEM., you run the risk of getting some kind of malware.

Why Lexmark left the cheap printer market.

This is news from last year. Yes, Lexmark quit  the low-cost printer maker. That made about 1700 people lose their jobs. But why did this happen?  Did Lexmark not make any money?

Apparently not enough money was earned. Other makers, HP, Cannon and Kodak were just too much competition. The experts say that the companies were giving away the printers in an effort to sell ink cartridges. Next other smaller companies stepped into the marker with refilled cartridges.

Still, Lexmark hopes ton remain in business.  But they have abandoned the low-cost consumer market for now.

Meanwhile, now is the best time to get a real bargain on a cheap personal printer.  But you may want to avoid Lexmark. Try Cannon, HP or Kodak instead. Even your local drugstore has them on sale.

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