Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials

PC World has published a list of technology products they consider the best of 2010. Since October is Cybersecurity month, I would be remiss if I did not point out a product on the list that would provide security coverage for your home computing needs. Number 10 on the list, Microsoft Security Essentials,  is a free downloadable anti-virus software that provides real-time protection for home computers. This protection consists of spy ware, viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious software (malware). Microsoft Security Essentials is kept up-to-date via automatic updates as is customary today with similar products. To see how this product compared with other products in the security category for Windows 7, you can check out test results done by AV Testing at http://www.av-test.org/certifications. The results for Windows XP will be out soon and Windows Vista the fourth quarter of this year. While there, you will notice that well known security software did not do as well as Microsoft Security Essentials; this is food for thought!

Note: Your PC must be running Genuine Windows software to install Microsoft Security Essentials.

If you are interested in viewing PC World's full list of Best Productivity Software of 2010, the link below will take you to the list.  
http://www.pcworld.com/article/207485/best_tech_products_2010_full_list_1100.html

As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Today in Computer History


...1996
Seymour Cray, the father of the supercomputer, died today due to injuries from a car accident. He founded Cray Research in 1972 and created the first supercomputer, the Cray-1, in 1976 followed by the Cray-2, and 3. His computers were used primarily for scientific research and computer graphics. Cray's Alma Mater is the University of Minnesota where he attained a B.Sc in Electrical Engineer and a M.Sc in Applied Mathematics.

As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

In His Service,
AvaByGrace

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http://www.thocp.net/biographies/cray_seymour.htm
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Web Bytes Blog is celebrating its third birthday today. Thank you for being a part of our readership. Going forward, I pray I would be able to spend more time researching relevant information to write articles worthy of your time. I also pray you would continue to read the articles and comment on them as well. Again, thank you for being a part of this journey with me.


In His Service,
Ava
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