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Still think you can use Windows XP as your Operating System?

Yes I am still on Windows XP. Trying to convince people NOT to use it.
Here is another article just to confirm what I have been trying to tell
people for awhile now. I think we are going to run into the same problem
with Windows Vista, not as big but still a problem. Operating Systems
unsupported by Microsoft people are still trying to use them.

This article was written in July 2015.

Still Using Windows XP? Stop It, Dummy

By Angela Moscaritolo

July 15, 2015 11:10am EST

Microsoft on Tuesday finally stopped providing anti-malware
signatures for Windows XP

Most people said goodbye to Windows XP a long time ago. But if,
for whatever reason, you’re still running the out-of-date
operating system, you really need to upgrade. Microsoft on
Tuesday finally stopped providing antimalware signatures for
Windows XP.

PCs running Windows XP have not been truly protected for more
than a year. Microsoft on April 8, 2014 officially ended support
for XP, meaning it stopped rolling out security updates for the
aging OS. At that time, Redmond also stopped letting those on
Windows XP download its Security Essentials tool, which guards
against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

The software giant did, however, throw a bone to XP users who
already had Microsoft Security Essentials installed, promising to
keep it updated for a “limited time” to give people
some more time to transition to a newer and fully supported OS.
That time has now come and gone.

Microsoft officially stopped providing updates to Microsoft
Security Essentials for XP. Worse yet, XP users can no longer use
Microsoft’s Malicious Software Removal tool, so if your PC
gets infected with malware — and it probably will
— you’re on your own.

For the tech-savvy, this is a non-issue. You’ve said goodbye
to XP, which first launched in 2001, and embraced a more modern
OS, like Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Microsoft has been pleading with customers to upgrade to a new OS
for years, so you can’t say you weren’t warned about
this. If you’re still on XP, perhaps now is a good time to
finally upgrade. Windows 10 arrives on July 29, 2015.

Hopefully some people will heed the warning!!!!

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Choosing The Right Free Blogging Tools

Yesterday we talked about picking out a Free Blogging Website.
Now How about some Free Blogging Tools to help you with your content?
Choosing the right tools does not mean you have to use all of the tools.

There are many free blogging tools on the market, but
loading up your blog with all of the free accessories that
you can find isn’t necessarily a good idea. While it may
be tempting to add a visitor counter, a flashy
background, an exciting new font, and a cluster of
quirky animated gifts to your blog, this kind of plan can
easily backfire. The key to getting the most from free
blog tools is being selective.

It is a great idea to learn about all of the kinds of free
blogging tools that are available so that you can make
an informed decision about what to add to your blog,
but try to remember that just because you can have
something doesn’t mean that you need it. Practice
restraint and only choose the options that you think will
really be useful. If you can find out how many visitors
are reading your blog by checking your traffic statistics,
a visitor counter is likely to add unnecessary clutter to
your page. If your blog is text-based, a flashy
background can be more of a distraction than an benefit.
Be realistic about assessing what kinds of blog
accessories will help you realize your vision and
improve your site. Remember that even a blog tool that
doesn’t cost you any cash may not be an asset in the
long run.

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Why the Heck Do I Blog?

Good Question….

I like it! It is FUN!

I use a Blog for many different reasons one of them is so people get to know me better.

A second reason is to keep people informed and Blogging is one of the best ways to
contact a large amount of people to hear what you have to tell them.

The more people I reach and get to know the better it is for me and for my business!

For the next few days I will be sharing what I know about a Blog and maybe help someone
who is just beginning or is thinking about Blogging.

Sorry I am not an expert.

What is a Blog? Many people ask this question…

Here is some back ground info for every one…

 

The Definition of Blogging

 

The definition of blogging is something that is very
much in flux, as the new technologies that appear every
day redefine what a blog is, what a blog can be, and
what a blog should do. For many years, blogs were
defined as text-based websites that kept records of days,
similar to a captain’s log on a sailing ship.

However, this started to change as the group of people
who kept blogs became more diverse. The more bloggers
began to explore the limits of the medium and of the
technology that made it possible, the more the
boundaries of what could be called a “blog” expanded.

Today, there are an abundance of photo blogs, and there
are even video blogs as well.  Mobile blogging devices
may well change the definition of blogging entirely by
making it possible for bloggers to create new kinds of
posts.

Another element of the blogosphere that is
starting to redefine blogging is the corporate blog. As
more companies hire writers to keep blogs with the sole
purpose of creating positive buzz about their brand,
bloggers across the globe are arguing about whether
these manufactured blogs are really worthy of the name.

Between all of these different forces that are constantly
expanding and reshaping the blogosphere, it is difficult
to imagine that the definition of what is and is not a
blog will ever remain fixed for very long.

..And here you thought a Blog was a Techy Thing LOL!

That’s all for today!