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The more you sit at a desk the more important ergonomics become.  Here is a great reference for correct computer desk ergonomics. 

Which Anti-Virus Product Should You Use?

The answer to this question is - the one that bothers you with the least pop-up messages. Or you could go by the most effective, I guess. Whichever is more important to you. Here are the latest numbers on which anti-virus is most effective.

Identity Protection

Here is a great article with accurate, rational information regarding identity theft prevention.

The Ultimate Guide to Identity Theft Prevention

Children and Computers

    Computers can be an excellent learning tool for children, as well as interactive entertainment that is much more engaging then the television.  But if not supervised a child can quickly cause damage to a computer environment.  Any child under 8 should be “accompanied” on the computer at all times.  Children under 16 should be supervised.

    Make sure the computer is in an easy to see location like the family room or kitchen, not in a bedroom or den, so you are able to supervise a child the entire time they are using the computer. 

    Provide age appropriate games for children to enjoy.  Check the box or website for age recommendations.  Play the games yourself before letting the child play and make sure they are not too difficult or graphic for the child. 

    If they will be using the internet be sure to install an internet filter on the computer. Some examples are:

    Most Importantly, encourage children to enjoy and explore the computer, but limit their computer time to an appropriate amount.

Keep your computer up to date

    A lot of problems can be avoided be keeping your computer up to date.  Just like preventive care can keep you from getting sick, a little preventive care for your computer can keep it in healthy condition.

Macintosh users:
Go to the Apple Menu and select “Software Update”.  The software update utility will check for any available updates.  Make sure all updates are checked and click “Update”.  Reboot if needed.
Windows XP users:
Open Internet Explorer and go to:
Follow the directions on the website to update your registered copy of Windows.  Reboot if needed.