Welcome to Computertune, the site is here for me to use as a note pad and to keep a track off my computer experience and problems. Many problems I solve may be with the help of sources from other web sites, I will link to these web sites in a way of thanks for their useful advice.
By doing this, I will also be able to keep track of my problems and re use any help or advice if I get stuck again. I have often found I have a problem many months after the first incident, so how and where to find the answer can also be a problem. Feel free to use the site, add your own blog of thoughts or problems and how you solved them. Post a problem and we will try and solve it.
Here is a brief outline:
1. Web site
Computertune.net is hosted on a linux server running CentOS - http://www.centos.org - and built using Drupal 7 - http://drupal.org - This is the latest version of Drupal and took 2 years to develop, in their own words, "Drupal is a free software package that allows anyone to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Hundreds of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power an endless variety of sites". See for more information
As well as the above core system, I will be adding many modules to the site and will go into more details about them as I add them
2. Computer operating software
My preference is for Linux, I use Fedora as my desktop and many things that I write about, mainly problems, will be regarding Fedora. The software is free to use and can run on most computers rather than running Microsoft Windows. As with all systems, there are good points and bad, but it is now my preferred operating system.
I do use Microsoft Windows and currently run XP Professional on an older work station. There are ways to run dual operating systems on virtual drives or even with a dual boot system, but I choose to use two computers rather than be that clever, as I am not.
A big problem and again many people have different ideas on what to use. If you are a home user and on a restricted budget, or, like me, just prefer to have things for free, then there are many free anti-virus software programs available. My choice is Avast - http:/avast.com - I have been using it for 10 years and have cleaned many friends computers using it. there own free anti-virus software could not do clean the system.
Another free product: Microsoft Windows users should consider installing CCleaner - http://piriform.com - In their own words, "CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. Keep your privacy safe on-line, and make your computer faster and more secure". I have been using this software for about 7+ years and would not be without it on any Microsoft Windows system.
This is a brief out line of the site and my first thoughts, the above links are direct to the respective sites and I do not earn any commission for recommending them. Please ask if you need any help. Join the site, it is free to do so!
PS I will try and re organise the above and get some structure to the site soon