Lots More Information
Supercomputers are getting backing from the White House. Learn more about supercomputers in the U.S. at HowStuffWorks Now.
Author's Note: 5 Everyday Things You Can Do to Keep Your Computer Healthy
I don't know about you, but I only tend to think about things like defragmenting or doing virus checks when I'm already past deadline or otherwise frustrated -- it's easier to blame my computer's performance than my own poor time management skills! Luckily, running a quick scan or deleting old files is a great way to clear out the computer and take my mind off deadlines as they go whizzing past, all at the same time. I read a lot of reviews for different free error-check and antivirus programs, but for my personal use -- and I've never had a problem in 15 years of often risky business -- I prefer CC Cleaner and Spybot Search & Destroy (sites noted below).
- 6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Computer Cool Without Using Electricity
- How does a computer's Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) work?
- Top 5 Computer How-To Videos
- How To Keep Your Laptop Cool
- How to Defrag Your Hard Drive
- How to Avoid Spyware
- 10 Commandments for Keeping Your Windows 7 Computer Running Smoothly
More Great Links
- Gordon, Whitson. "How to Back Up Your Computer". Lifehacker, June 2011. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://lifehacker.com/5816453/how-to-back-up-your-computer
- Ho, Erica. "How to Prevent Your Computer from Overheating (and Why It's Important)". Lifehacker, June 2010. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://lifehacker.com/5570909/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-overheating-and-why-its-important
- Howlett, Glenn. "What is the best antivirus software?" PC World Australia, Mar 2011. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/381521/what_best_antivirus_software_/
- Javali, Zahid H. "Tips for Buying a UPS". PC Mech, Oct. 2007. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://www.pcmech.com/article/tips-for-buying-a-ups/
- Johnson, Dave. "Pick the Right Size UPS for Your PC, Avoid Catastrophe When the Power Fails". CBS News, July 2009. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-28644399/pick-the-right-size-ups-for-your-pc-avoid-catastrophe-when-the-power-fails/
- Mac Xperts. "UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply): How to Choose the Right UPS". The Mac Xperts Blog, Apr 2010. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://www.themacxperts.com/blog/files/4aa04d20befb92af9d7db54e376d4ad2-30.html
- Mediati, Nick. "Free Antivirus You Can Trust". PC World, Apr 2012. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://www.pcworld.com/article/254121/free_antivirus_you_can_trust.html
- Muchmore, Michael. "Disaster-Proof Your Data with Online Backup". PC Magazine, 30 Mar 2012. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2288745,00.asp
- Pot, Justin. "The 10 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs". MakeUseOf, Apr 2010. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ten-best-antivirus-programs/
- Rubenking, Neil J. "The Best Antivirus for 2012". PC Magazine, Aug 2012. (Sept. 21, 2012) http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp