Author Archives: pdthompson

About pdthompson

PC techie - self taught, open source / free software enthusiast.

New irritation from fake security software

This last week I have encountered a new trend with the virus / trojan pests affecting user’s computers in a new way – setting all files to invisible. I guess this is a new tactic to add to the scareware … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 11.04 out this week

The latest release of Ubuntu is due out on Thursday this week. Ubuntu is an operating system (ie a replacement for Microsoft Windows) which is free to download from the Ubuntu website. It is free of charge and mainly free … Continue reading

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Another day, another blog

A raft of public holidays gives me the time to get started on a blog about personal computing issues – the sort of thing that ordinary users wrestle with on a daily basis. I recently helped out at a beginners … Continue reading

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