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Linux Q&A Session Recap

submitted by Darren Watkins  On August 15, 2015 we at PC Retro Beltsville held an educational Linux Q&A session to help our customers become more comfortable with the popular alternative to Windows and Mac Operating Systems. This session was led by Linux enthusiast, Phil Shapiro, who has over ten years of Linux experience. Some of the highlights of Mr. Shapiro's lecture included; the history of linux, how to partition it with a different OS, and Linux versions of word processing and spreadsheet software.  The next Linux Q&A Seminar will take place on Saturday, September 12. Coffee and snacks will be

Continue Reading Posted by Keith Silverman on August 18, 2015.

Linux Seminar Series - August 15th, Beltsville PC Retro

PC Retro is proud to announce our first educational training seminar. Beginning Saturday, August 15th, from 12-4pm, we will be proud to host Phil Shapiro, who will lead a seminar about the Linux Operating System. Please call our Beltsville location at (301) 931-6630 for more details, thank you.

Continue Reading Posted by Keith Silverman on July 29, 2015.

The Rise of Ransomware- is it real or fake?

I have been seeing A LARGE rise in ransomware on Machines lately, it's becoming quite a problem. When you see this, it might not be the end of the world and it can be fixed, but whatever you do, DON'T PAY ANY MONEY!   Cryptolocker in photo is a nasty one that is hard to get rid of without losing any data.   “This operating system has been locked for security reasons.” Many online users are still being confronted with similar messages to this.Malware called ransomware is to blame. The scam works by using malware to disable the victims’ computers until

Continue Reading Posted by Lisa Ambrusko on July 06, 2015.