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Alrighty...

I'm Primarily a hardware geek. This doesn't mean I have a ton of hardware around me, and that I spend the equivalent of a small country's GNP on new toys. I'm a computer repair technician who doesn't shy away from needing to break out my soldering iron.

I'm Primarily a Windows guy, because all my customers use it. Yes, I know. There are a ton of repair techs who use Linux on their own... and so do I. I just try to keep myself surrounded by a few running versions of Windows, because I inevitably get a call once a day from someone with a question that may require me to lean over to said running machine, and confirm a detail. It makes it easier to answer XP questions when I've got a machine running MCE and one running Home within reach. Running... not waiting to be booted. I keep a copy of Vista (shudder) around because I need to, but I only fire up that boot at gunpoint. The Laptop runs Mint and I like it like that.

Opinionated and decisive, I am well aware that I don't know everything. That won't stop me from being confident in what I do know, and looking up that which I don't.


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answered Looking for video device driver for a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC
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answered No wireless connection after installing OpenSUSE 12.3
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answered my LAN pcs are not able to connect to the Internet. I am using DHCP server and linkys router
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answered Are all Socket F Opteron processors interchangeable (within TDP limits)?
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answered PC crashes after a few minutes of watching video
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answered Can I install a SATA-II hybrid hard-drive in HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop?
Apr
13
answered Cannot get sound through my USB headset
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answered My wife's AOC monitor won't display anything
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answered Windows 8 driver needed for intel Express 910 chipset
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answered “Setup cannot uninstall windows XP”
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answered How to control youtube playback with Microsoft keyboard media buttons?
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answered My PC runs but I don't have any video signal on the screen
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answered Mac Internet Sharing and Remote Desktop
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answered Could a laptop switch off even if it isn't overheating?
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answered Average PPI used?
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answered Windows Movie Maker can't start
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answered Laptop With Wonky Charging Port
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answered Turn laptop windows 7 into wireless hotspot with static IP
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answered Broken hard drive