Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 3:10pm

LNS “Top 3” I.T. Checklist for Business

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Software

I’ve been thinking for a while about what matters most in small business I.T. – so I made the LNS “Top 3 I.T. Checklist”. It’s comprised of the 3 most important practices of I.T. (IMHO) – Backups, Security and Maintenance. Just a quick rundown that any small business could benefit from by taking a look […]

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 4:08pm

Get Your Start Menu Back in Windows 8

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Software

Dear those who have made the courageous and admirable leap to Windows 8, If you find yourself disoriented while navigating your new operating system, there are a few choices you have to help bring the new Windows 8 interface back to the “ole days” of Windows 7 if you so choose. Classic Shell is an […]

Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 9:57am

VIDEO: How Linux is developed

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source, Software, Technology Articles

This video explains how Linux is developed. A much different model than many other software projects, Linux harnesses the power of collaborative development by thousands of developers across the world.

Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 10:19am

Windows 8 – Are you ready?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

There’s been a lot of chatter about Windows 8 since Microsoft released it’s consumer preview. It is apparent that this is no baby-step up from Windows 7 – it’s a completely redesigned operating system slated for tablets, phones as well as traditional PCs. It’s server counterpart, Windows Server 2012, is being developed right alongside it, […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 1:52pm

Rising Gas Prices Drive Telecommuting Forward

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

There’s no doubt that fuel prices, especially in California, are causing people to re-think how they get to work. Tension in key parts of the world where we get our oil from is making it obvious that they aren’t going to be going down any time soon, either. Carpooling, SMART trains and other alternative transportation […]

Sunday, November 27th, 2011 at 8:28pm

COMMAND: gnome3 –is[–not]-for-me

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, LTSP, Open Source, Software, Technology Articles

There’s been a lot of heat from Gnome users about the new release. Radical changes to how you interact with your programs are obviously going to cause some waves. I’ve been using different WMs/DEs since 1995. I think Gnome3 has really struck a balance with usability and intuition. First off, it seems like they ripped […]

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 3:47pm

Instant Remote Assistance!

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Going Green, Software

“Instant Remote Assistance” is a cornerstone of our business. With a call and a simple download, we’ll be able to log on and assist you in a matter of minutes. You don’t have to have anyone come out to your home or business, and you don’t have to take your computer anywhere. It’s safe, easy […]

Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 4:09pm

New Fastek back-end up and running!

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source, Software

Fastek, Logical Networking Solution’s remote support solution for business and at-home computer support, has been upgraded on the back-end. This means faster, more reliable connections for our customers.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 11:06am

Happy 30th birthday, MS-DOS!

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Software

Today is the 30th birthday of MS-DOS. Personally, DOS (not specifically MS-DOS, but various flavors including DR-DOS as well) was the beginning of my true computing obsession in 1992. Sound geeky? Yeah, I guess it does. Typing in commands to produce output on an 80×25 monochrome screen was something that enchanted me. To be able […]

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 1:39pm

Third-party software installed on new computers

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, LNS Blogs, Software, Technology Articles

A recent story on Slashdot.org talks about something that has always bothered me – PC bloatware (or as some people more accurately dub it, crapware). When you buy a brand new PC or laptop, you will usually get a lot of third-party software installed on it that you didn’t ask for. Some computer retail outfits […]

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