Good answers for tired geeks from

Posted By on December 26, 2008

help keyOften times those who are ‘somewhat’ computer literate dread the holidays with family for reason other than “they are family.” How many receive the annual (or semi-annual) questions a post over at Lifehacker offers assistance about?

  • “It takes forever to start up.”
  • “I keep getting a pop-up saying I need to pay for my antivirus software.”
  • “When I get on the Internet things look weird” or “I keep getting these annoying popup ads.”
  • “I can’t find the digital photos I downloaded last month.”
  • “The Internet stopped working.”

TechRadar compiles a list of fix-it tools you can take with you to the family holiday that you can install on a USB flashdrive, just in case your relative has slow Internet service.


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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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