Showing posts from May, 2008

Lexmark Uk has a nice way of dealing with it's customers

My X5470 printer developed a fault when I bought a new cartridge and it kept on saying right cartridge incorrect. I contacted Lexmark and through their live support, they said that they would kindly send me a new cartridge, I sent a copy of my cartridge receipt and as my printer was in warranty I got a nice 33 colour ink cartridge - amazingly, this also had the same problem. I replied to the Lexmark representative via e-mail and said that this cartridge had the same fault and they said that the problem must be with the printer. I was dreading that I would have to get an order code and make sure that my printer got to Lexmark and pay all the postage for such a heavy and large item. Luckily, Lexmark said: "We would like to inform you that it seem to be a problem with the printer and we would be replacing the printer which you would be receiving the same in 2 - 3 bussiness days. We would like to inform you that we are going to replace only the printer and you will have to use th

Upgrading AVG 7.5 Free to AVG 8.0 Free

Well, AVG seems to be trying to scare you into paying £40 to buy it's new full anti-virus package which like all other vendors' is bloated. So how do you upgrade to AVG 8.0 FREE? Here's a guide. Downloading the file: Head over to Click on the 'Get it now' button under the free virus protection Scroll down and click 'Continue to AVG Free download' Click another button on the new page also called 'Continue to AVG Free download' Click 'Download AVG Free 8.0' Click download not on the Cnet site and save the file to the desktop (The downlaod is around 45MB) Installing the new system: Click the file on the desktop and run it. Click Next and then Accept the agreement AVG will detect that AVG 7 is installed on your PC, click Next Select standard Installation on the next screen Your Free License details should all be filled in automatically, click Next On the next screen uncheck the box if you do not want to in

How to set up a wireless network in Windows XP

Windows XP makes setting up a wireless network as easy as taking candy from a baby - extremely easy . We will look at networking as me detail in few weeks time but here's now you can create your wireless network in just four easy steps! Step 1: for a PC running Windows XP Service pack 2, creating a network is extremely simple. Click the start button, open Control Panel. Now click in Network and Internet Connections and then open the Wireless Network Setup Wizard. Step 2: Follow the Wizard's clear, simple instructions. To start off with you will be asked to name your network. Be as simple as you what but do not include personal details - it can contain a maximum of 32 characters and can be either a word or a phrase. there os a check box that enables you to use WPA encyrption instead of WEP - try this as most newer routers and cards have it (last few years) - this provides better encryption. Step 3: When the wizard asks about encryption keys, select "Automatically a

Linux 2 - More about Linux

Another reason for installing Linux is that it is easier to install than ever - on its own or alongside Windows. A distro such as Ubuntu can be ran from the CD to test it out with changes any files or settings. With today's big hard drives, you can even try out dual-booting which is where you can have both Linux and Windows installed on one machine, one will not affect the other. You can also install Linux on an old PC, you will be surprised at how much of a speed improvement Linux can bring - this PC would be great for a media server, or basic home office tasks including printing documents. Linux is as flexible and versatile as any other new Operating System. It is excellent for starters as an excellent multimedia platform with all the right programs included. For more advanced users, Slimserver allows a media server to be set up on a wired or wireless network. Editing programs for audio are also included, i.e. Audacity. Linux can also play videos and DVDs too. A professional off