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This calendar is updated regularly and should be checked before raising support requests.
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Windows 8. The Rise Of Linux?

Published: 21/08/2012 at 15:55 by John Beardon

Linux has knocking around for years but lack of support from hardware and software producers continue to stifle it's market share. Could the imminent release of Windows 8 provide Linux with the 'leg-up' it needs to become a truly viable alternative to Microsoft?
Our fingers are crossed!

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Using The Support Ticketing System

Published: 21/08/2012 at 12:19 by John Beardon

The best way of asking us for support is by raising a support ticket in the Client Support area of our web site.
This post forms a guide on how to sign up and use our on-line Support Ticketing System.

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All Change For Hotmail!

Published: 02/08/2012 at 11:32 by John Beardon

Take heed Hotmail users. Your email service is about to change (almost) beyond recognition!

Microsoft’s popular (free) email service Hotmail, is changing and becoming
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Time To Kill Desktop Gadgets!

Published: 19/07/2012 at 12:22 by John Beardon

Desktop Gadgets are the natty little programs that put clocks, weather reports, calculators and a host of other things on your Windows Vista or 7 desktop. Whether you regard them as a set of useful tools or unnecessary clutter, you should be aware of the information in this blog post and, if necessary, take immediate action.
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AVG TuneUp Utilities 2012 - Extended Test Verdict

Published: 13/06/2012 at 17:21 by John Beardon

AVG TuneUp Utilities would seem to be the panacea for users who want to keep their systems running optimally but have little or no experience relating to maintaining or tuning their PC. Over the past six months, we have used the application on one of our office machines. Here is a report of our observations. 
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UK/EU Cookie Law

Published: 25/05/2012 at 17:32 by John Beardon

As of 26th May 2012 the UK started to enforce its interpretation of EU privacy laws which include legislation relating to the use of cookies on all web sites. Failure to obtain consent from visitors for any cookie that is not considered vital to the operation of a site could result in a fine of up to £500,000. But, what's it going to achieve? Updated
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