Interesting Internet Finds – WE March 21, 2014

I publish Interesting Internet Finds monthly in the Boca Raton Computer Society’s Boca Bits monthly newsletter, and share them through APCUG‘s PUSH program  with other computer/technology user group newsletter editors.

Each month, I find many more things than I can use, so have decided to start publishing some of those that were not used for the newsletter on this blog most Fridays.

I do not go into much depth about each one, I just put them out there for you to check out yourself.

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Titles, Links, Short Description

Beginner Geek: Hard Disk Partitions Explained
With more and more users going from Windows XP to Linux, this is a great explanation of what partitions are, and when and how to use them.

Download Office 2013 From Microsoft Using Product Key
Lost your Office 2013 DVD? Your Office 2013 was pre-installed? This post tells you how to download Office 2013 using your product key.

Is it safe to download from download sites?
As the moderator of the BRCS Freeware/Open Source SIG, I get asked about what download sites to use all the time. Now I will be referring those who ask to this post.

Security Expert Bruce Schneier On Passwords, Privacy and Trust
MUO gets Bruce Schneier to provide some privacy and security advice.

Simple Questions: What is the BIOS & What Does It Do?
Many PC users have heard of the BIOS, but don’t really know what it is or what it does. This post answers those questions, should you be interested.


I have not necessarily checked each link or process out, but if listed I have used the site enough to trust them.

That said, please let me know if something doesn’t work correctly, or the listed site has incorrect information.

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Other March 2014 Finds

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