Tag Archive for laptops

What We’ve Been Up To

Here’s are just a few of the projects that the Your Computer Genius Team has knocked out recently:

Network Administration

  • OpenVPN Installations
  • LG CU720 1.4 Setup
  • iPhone Setup, and Custom Applications Config
  • HP Hardware Recovery
  • Custom Power Supply Fabrication
  • Advanced Long Range High Intensity WiFi Installation

Internet Engineering

  • Advanced PHP Configuration
  • PHP Server (intranet) Security
  • HTTPS (public) Webserver Security

Desktop Support

  • Outlook Configuration
  • Dolphin 7850 Configuration
  • Windows Vista Config
  • Windows XP Professional Cleanup

Anything there sound like it matches your current needs?

Give us a ring at (503) 383-9243!

What to look for in 2009

In 2009, companies looking to cut IT costs will benefit from the low cost of virtualization, revitalizing older systems through remote desktop or terminal servers, and the outsourcing of tech support.

VMWare: Virtualization Market Leader

The big news in ’08 was that the big players made their entry-level bare-metal virtualization software available for free. For the small company that does not require the sophistication of the entire virtualization infrastructure, this is a perfect opportunity to reap the benefits of virtualization — call YCG to help you start your server consolidation today.

Remote Desktop

With all the server hardware you save by effectively using virtualization, you can devote a machine or two to remote desktop. With the server doing all the heavy lifting, client machines can be reduced in computing power and sophistication. Suddenly, 2 to 8-year-old hardware becomes relevant again. YCG can help you create custom boot patterns — with or without client hard drives — that instantly connect your new ‘thin clients’ to their home servers.

Outsource Tech Support

Still have in-house IT guys? Get with the game and start our phones a-ringing. After the competent experts at YCG get you squared away, your servers will be safe and secure.

2009 will be an exciting year for computing. The Apple iPhone and the Blackberry will continue to go head-to-head for the business mobile computing environment, all hardware’s prices will fall, especially as consumers and businesses demand lower prices, Netbooks will come increasingly into style, and desktops will continue to fade.

Your Computer Genius can help you in all these departments. Contact us now for a strategic consulting session.


As Christmas approaches, remember the advances that have been made in NetBooks! These may not run the latest games, but they’re great for email, messaging, web browsing, word processing and more!

The Macbook Air

Apple Refurbished MacBook Air 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

The things I don’t like about the Macbook Air:

  • Edges on inside (wrist-rest area) should be beveled
  • Screen should tilt back further
  • Battery life is poor

The things I love about the Macbook Air:

  • Slim Profile
  • Light Weight

Things I could never go back from:

  • Back-lit Keyboard
  • Auto-sensing Display Brightness
  • Multi-touch Trackpad