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    • Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      Free IT Certification Practice Tests

      I am pleased to announce a new feature here at The Tech-FAQ: practice exams for IT certifications. We have released our first practice exam, 70-410 Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows Server 2012. This practice exam will help our site visitors achieve the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSM certifications from Microsoft. Each time you take the practice

    • The Rebirth of Linux

      The Rebirth of Linux

      There were quite a few words on the death of Linux on the desktop lately, but people have been saying that for a long time now. Even I talked about it at one point. In some ways Linux is dead, if you judge a liveliness of a platform by how much relevance it has to

    • When Fantasy Worlds Become Real?

      When Fantasy Worlds Become Real?

      According to some religious myths it is the “word of god” that created “the heaven and the earth”. Ironically, there may be some truth to the idea that “words” have so much power. There is a source code to the universe. Science is the process we use to reverse engineer it. Every new piece of

    • An Introductory Guide to Bitcoin

      An Introductory Guide to Bitcoin

      Bitcoin enthusiasts believe it could change the way we think of money, and severely disrupt the existing financial infrastructure centered around banks and government issued fiat currencies. We will talk more about the potential and impact of Bitcoin in another article, but in this one the idea is to explain, in a nutshell, what Bitcoin

    • How to Prepare for an IT Certification Exam

      How to Prepare for an IT Certification Exam

      As a preface to this article, I should admit that I am a certification junkie. I hold CCNP and CCDP certifications from Cisco, the MCSE certification from Microsoft, the CISSP from ISC2, and additional certifications from HP, Oracle (Sun), Checkpoint, TripWire, the ICSA, and several other IT organizations and vendors. These certifications have been very

    • Dell’s Precision T3500 Tower Workstation

      Dell’s Precision T3500 Tower Workstation

      Dell offers four tower workstations in it’s Precision line of products: T1600, T3500, T5500, and T7500. The T3500 is the most affordable of the Tx500 line, but still provides plenty of power and options for professional use. Dell’s Precision T3500 provides a good selection of options and performance at entry-level prices. It is an excellent

    • Top 5 Web Sites That Will Melt Your Stress Away

      Top 5 Web Sites That Will Melt Your Stress Away

      Stress is a normal part of life, and we all experience it. We feel it when we’re under load, whether it is from work or relationships or various other life situations. We’re kind of like computers in that regard. Run too many programs at the same time and the computer will start to struggle, because

    • Zorin OS: Promising, but Still Typically Linux

      Zorin OS: Promising, but Still Typically Linux

      Zorin OS caught my attention through an attractive web site and an interesting video presentation. It is based on Ubuntu Linux and its aim appears to be to offer a friendly user experience to everyone, including those coming from Windows and Mac OS. The way it is presented implies the kind of professionalism that I

    • Waging Guerrilla Warfare Against Big Data

      Waging Guerrilla Warfare Against Big Data

      Organizations across the globe are amassing huge repositories of data on every living person on Earth. The data is collected by governments, non-governmental organizations, and private companies. These organizations then sell or trade this data to other organizations who may then trade or -sell it again. In addition, this data is often held insecurely, which

    • Earn an IT Degree Online

      Earn an IT Degree Online

      The price of tuition at American colleges has increased 498.41% since 1986, while the overall inflation rate during that time has been only 115.06%. In simple terms, the cost of a college education has increased more than four times faster than the rate of inflation. Americans currently owe over one trillion dollars in student debt.

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