Complete used computer systems are available starting as low as $199. A complete system includes an operating system, a 17-inch monitor, computer, mouse, speakers and keyboard. The latter three peripherals are brand new. Used systems come with a limited 30-day warranty.
The business buys used computer items and they also offer a trade-in value for old equipment they receive towards a computer purchase. In addition, they have new and used parts available for purchase, such as floppy drives, motherboards, cases and modems. Special orders can also be made. They offer new, used and custom-built laptops.
Business hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. They are closed Sundays. Phone them for more information at (859) 936-1701 or contact the Harrodsburg location at (859) 734-4733.
* On Wednesday, Lindows.com released LindowsOS Laptop Edition. This is the first Linux-based operating system designed exclusively for use on a laptop. The new OS will feature power management, better compatibility of WiFi cards and better management of battery life. Read more at www.lindows.com/laptop.
* Lindows.com will be launching the latest version of their LindowsOS operating system, Lindows 4.5, in European countries starting this week in cities such as Amsterdam, Stockholm and London. This decision came as Microsoft began to muscle Dutch Lindows resellers. Learn more at www.lindows.com/lindows_michaelsminutes_archives.php?id=91.
* A flaw in the Linux kernel was found this past Monday that allowed attackers to access four servers of the Debian Project. Read more at http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104_2-5112427.html.
* Office users should visit the Office Update site at http://office.microsoft.com/OfficeUpdate/default.aspx. New updates have been released for 2000 and 2002 versions of Word and Excel and Office 2003.
Q: D. Sims write, "Somehow I have lost my Freecell game, (it is not listed in games). I am running a 498 clone with Windows ME. Is Freecell on the "Windows" disk, and can I reinstall Windows, or do I have to uninstall first?"
A: To reinstall Freecell, go to Control Panel, click on the Add/Remove Programs, select the Windows components tab, double-click Accessories, then uncheck Games. Then recheck Games. This should reinstall your Freecell.
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