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AVG 8 Upgrade – New Antivirus Antispyware King is FREE (with Command Line Power Tip)

As many of you loyal readers know, Computer Courage has been a strong proponent of AVG Antivirus for some time.  AVG has taken a novel approach to competing with the big guns of Norton and McAfee by offering a home version of their product absolutely free, and hoping to gain publicity and popularity amongst the...
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Firefox 3 Released Today – Download Record To Be Set

Mozilla, makers of our favorite browser Mozilla Firefox, are releasing the much anticipated version 3 today.And, they are doing it in style.Mozilla plans to set a worldwide download record today by having millions of people from all over the world download the version today, June 17th, 2008. Remember that we showed you guys a sneak...
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Computer Courage Newsletter – May 2008 – Last Chance for Windows XP

Finals Days of Windows XP This month’s article is short and sweet – but ever so important.As many of you know from our previous articles, we at Computer Courage prefer Windows XP to the newer and slower Windows Vista.Due to the general unpopularity of Windows Vista, Microsoft has been extending the shelf life of Windows...
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Computer Courage Newsletter – April 2008 – The Slow Computer – What To Do

Computer technology is said to double in speed and capacity every two years (a phenomenon called Moore’s Law.)If our computers are doubling in speed every two years, why is it that we find ourselves waiting for computers to respond every day?Why does it sometimes take 5 minutes just to open our email?In this month’s article,...
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Computer Courage Newsletter – March 2008 – Antivirus and Antispyware – Our Recommended Solutions

One of the most common questions we get from our users is about antivirus.Just about everyone today is frustrated with their security software.Some antivirus solutions slow down the computer too much, or others leave out important areas of protection.Today we’re going to pass some advice, explanations, and a few simple recommendations.Remember, if you want personalized...
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Computer Courage Newsletter – February 2008 – Roadmap to Vista & Leopard

New Systems, New Decisions:A Roadmap to Vista and Leopard In the last several months, we have seen the release of two very highly anticipated operating systems – Microsoft’s Windows Vista and Apple’s OS X 10.5 (Leopard.)Now that the hoopla has died down a bit, many of our customers are wondering, and asking us – should...
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