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Worth Godwin is a computer coach with over a decade and a half of experience helping computer users of all levels, and has also worked for many years "in the trenches" as a hardware and software tech, solving real-world computer problems. He has developed a simple, Plain English approach to computer training that makes sense even for very basic computer users.

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Why Does an Old Computer Seem Slow - Understanding The CPU

In this lesson, I want to talk a little bit about the computer term “CPU, ” which is short for “central processing unit. ” It’s also sometimes just referred to as ..
(August 22, 2011)
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Hidden Risks Of Torrent Sites Revealed

In this article I'll answer a question sent in by a student named Daniel who writes: I have a question for you. Can you explain what a torrent site is? I followed a recommendation of a co-worker and .
(February 05, 2011)
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How You May Be Making a Classic Mistake When You Browse The Web

Here is a simple thing to learn but is a big time saver you really need to know about when using the Internet. I see many rookie, and even experienced computer users making this blunder (and ..
(January 19, 2011)
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Why It Might Be a Bad Idea to Trust Your Files to

In this article I'm going to clear up a rumor that's been going around, help you understand a computer term you've probably heard but may not have understood, and give you some advice that will ..
(January 19, 2011)
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Tips to Understand What a Computer Trojan is And What to Do To .

You have probably heard the ancient story of the Trojan Horse. In the story, the Greeks were attacking the City of Troy and tried to gain entry to the city for ten years. The city walls were very ..
(December 12, 2010)
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A Few Tips to Avoid Hardware Problems on Your Computer

Computers can develop problems for a variety of reasons, and it can sometimes be hard to isolate the cause. Problems come in two general types: hardware and software. Hardware refers to a physical ..
(December 09, 2010)
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Why a Video Online Might Start and Stop Or Stutter

I get a lot of computer questions and one I've had a lot is people asking why a video they're trying to watch on a website won't play smoothly. In this article I'll go over a few common reasons for ..
(December 09, 2010)
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A Simple Answer to What is a Domain Name and What is a Web Host

In this article I'm going to define what a domain name is, explain what a web host is and give a few suggestions on how to choose one when you need it. The first of these common computer terms are ..
(December 09, 2010)
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How to Use Long File Names to Make Your Computer Easier and ..

Have you ever been stuck in traffic behind a car with one of those custom license plates like “LUVYZ1" and you're scratching your head for a couple of minutes trying to figure out what on Earth .
(December 09, 2010)
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How to Back Up Your Computer Using Incremental Backup

In this article I want to explain one general method for how to back up your computer, namely “incremental backup". There are many reasons why it is so very important that everyone back up ..
(November 22, 2010)
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How to Back Up Your Computer Using Cloning Backup

In this article I want to explain one general method for how to back up your computer, namely something called “cloning". I won't go into the many reasons why it is absolutely essential that ..
(November 22, 2010)
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Hurricane Blues - Using A UPS To Protect Your System During ..

Note: this was written on Monday August 13th, 2007 as Hurricane Flossie advanced on the Hawaiian islands. As I write this, it's a bright and sunny day outside, with nothing to hint at the fact that ..
(August 13, 2007)
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What Are Viruses and Worms, and Why You May Be At Risk, Even ..

Everybody has heard of computer viruses and worms – they're all over the news these days, but many people don't really understand what they are, or how to avoid them. Basically, a virus or a ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Beware the "Storm Worm" - It Could Be Lurking On Your System ..

I want to write you to warn you about an email threat that has been going around a LOT recently - unless you're very lucky, you've probably seen this one. This one is a pretty big risk, but like a ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Email Hoaxes May Have You Fooled

In this latest article, I'm going to talk about email hoaxes that get sent around like old fashioned chain letters. I recently got an email from a client who forwarded a message on to me and I don't .
(August 11, 2007)
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How To Talk Face-To-Face With Friends and Family Over Hundreds .

Back in the eighties, it wasn’t that usual to have a modem in your computer, if you even had one. These days, there are different kinds of modems – cable modems, DSL modems, and dialup ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Why you Should Avoid Windows Vista Like the Plague (at Least ..

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!" You may recognize the quote above from the old TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. The episode it was from involved the not-too-bright head of the ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Why you Should Avoid Windows Vista Like the Plague (at Least ..

In the first part of this article, I told you the first of three reasons I don't think you should be getting the new Windows Vista, and why you should stick to Windows XP or Mac OS X. In this ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Why you Should Avoid Windows Vista Like the Plague (at Least ..

I've been talking in the first two parts of this series of three article about reasons you want to avoid getting the new Windows Vista. I called it a real turkey, and gave you two good reasons you ..
(August 11, 2007)
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What Is A Firewall, and Why You Must Use One

As you may know, a firewall is a protective barrier for your computer, which acts to shield it from threats on your local network and the internet. It's kind of like a security system for your house. .
(August 11, 2007)
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What is Adware & Spyware, and How You May Be Installing It ..

So, What is Spyware and Adware, and How Do Know You're Infected? Has your computer been running more slowly recently? Has it been crashing? Do you get pop-up ads for no apparent reason? If you ..
(August 11, 2007)
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How Your Choice of Password May Put You at Risk and What Do To .

One of the most consistent mistakes I see people making around their computers is their choice of passwords. Choosing poorly can cause you a lot of grief, but I'm going to explain what to avoid, and ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Why You Must Back Up Your Files Regularly Or Risk Losing ..

In this segment, we're going to talk about why you need to Back Up Regularly, or Risk Losing Everything Why Back Up? Something I've seen over and over again in the years I've been helping people ..
(August 11, 2007)
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How To Back Up Your Files to Protect Everything From Personal ..

In a different article, I covered why it's crucial that you back up regularly. Now let's talk about how to back up. First let's list a few options and explain their pros and cons: Floppy disks ..
(August 11, 2007)
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Computer Help: How To Get Better At Computers Without Learning .

I've been helping people with computers for a long time now – about twelve years as a professional, and for years before that, I was the “computer genius" (their words, not mine) ..
(January 18, 2007)
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