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Is Anti-Virus Software Necessary?

Is Anti-Virus Software Necessary?

Absolutely not! You can safely run your computer without antivirus software as long as you don’t connect it to the internet, transfer files to and from your computer or install any programs to your computer. The safest computer is one that is Air-Gapped and...
Rural Broadband Update

Rural Broadband Update

I’ve been following news lately related to Rural Broadband. Living in a county where broadband only reaches just a few residents I can very much relate. I realize that not everyone has the resources and technical background I do to bring broadband internet to...
Moving Down by the River

Moving Down by the River

We’re moving. My wife and I have decided to uproot ourselves and move to the community of Skamokawa, Washington to a small house on the Columbia River. That means that Computer Link NW will not only be moving too, but it will be growing. I have been dedicating...
Your First Web Site

Your First Web Site

Four basic steps to creating your first website. Purchase and register a domain name Select a host for your website Create your content Link your domain to your host via a domain name server (DNS) Many first-time web creators will use one company to handle...
Passwords #@&*@)T%*!

Passwords #@&*@)T%*!

I’m sure you love passwords as much as I do! At last count, I had over 1,500 logins to various websites all requiring a username and password. I’m a strong believer in not using the same password on multiple sites so that is about 1,497 more passwords than...
Domain Names

Domain Names

Picking a good domain name to represent your company is a challenging task. Some companies go with their full name as the domain name, others use abbreviations (i.e. clnw.com), and others come up with an abbreviation or a made up word. Since this domain will not only...