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May 31, 2012  3:38 AM

Good time to buy a used Ultrabook

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Acer Aspire S3, ebay, laptop, S5, ultra book, used

Hi folks, with the Acer Aspire S5 imminently going to be announced, it's a great time to buy used! You can go and buy one of the older versions of the Ultrabook for a much cheaper price. The older version is the Acer Aspire S3 and it can easily be found on eBay. This is a laptop that can meet...

April 30, 2012  5:27 AM

SSD on a Budget!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
budget, Kingston, laptop, SSD, upgrade

Hi folks! As I mentioned before, one of the best ways to have a fast laptop is to buy one with an SSD drive in it. Having an SSD drive will help with those boot times and with resuming your laptop from hibernation/sleep modes. However not all of you are fortunate enough to own a laptop with SSD,...

March 31, 2010  10:33 PM

Buying a laptop that is more powerful than you need

Posted by: Raj Perumal
buying, laptop, purchasing laptop

Hi folks! So working in consulting I sometimes see people buy or want quotes on laptops that are well beyond what they need. There are a lot of sleazy sales types out there that will be happy to sell you on the most expensive thing in their inventory and won't bother to question you on how you...

August 12, 2009  6:46 PM

TrueCrypt is your friend

Posted by: Raj Perumal
disk encryption, laptop, TrueCrypt, USB key

Hello again folks, I hope everyone's week has been going great! So I wanted to talk about a program that has been around for some time. That program is TrueCrypt, an encryption program that you can use to create encrypted volumes on your hard drive for file storage or to even encrypt the entire...

June 30, 2009  2:00 PM

Buying a laptop for consulting

Posted by: Raj Perumal
computer guy, IT consultant, laptop, laptop for consultant, must haves, network administrator, network engineer

So you finally decide it's time to turn in your old clunker of a computer and buy a shiny new laptop for your IT consulting business. What do you get? Brands aside, what specs do you want on a laptop in the wide world of consulting? How much horsepower do you really need? Well lucky for you I...

March 15, 2009  9:04 PM

Using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop OS

Posted by: Raj Perumal
desktop OS, laptop, Raj Perumal, The musings of an IT Consultant, using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop operating system, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

Hi folks, as you know I have been trying out various OS' as of late on my laptop to see how things work. I used to use Windows XP Professional for the longest time on my laptop but finally got bored of it and wanted a change. The next thing I tried was Suse Linux but unfortunately it couldn't do...

February 27, 2009  8:39 PM

My Experience with Windows 7

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Beta, beta test, laptop, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

Hi folks, so I tried out the recent beta of Windows 7 on my laptop having been absolutely fed up with my Vista 64 bit installation. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My...


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