Upgrade from Windows 8… to Linux

Free and Open Source operating systems such as Ubuntu Linux are quickly becoming the defacto alternative to Microsoft Windows. If you are unhappy with Windows 8 you really need to take a look at what the world of free software has to offer.

This may come as a shock to you but you can actually upgrade to Linux on your computer and learn how to use it easier than the latest version of Windows, and it won’t cost you a penny :)

Linux has evolved so much in the past several years that it is no longer a burden to switch to, and compatibility issues are a thing of the past. Click on the link below to learn more about free software and read about Ubuntu on Wikipedia.

Close Windows, Open Doors

Posted in PCDomain Posts at April 12th, 2013. No Comments.

Kaspersky for less!

Attention Kaspersky users: We are now able to sell Kaspersky Anti-Virus licenses for even less than before. Now you can purchase 1 Year Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011/2012/2013 Licenses through our website for only $9.99 per license. Hurray :)

Posted in PCDomain Posts at August 16th, 2012. Comments Off.

Announcing PCDomain Netbill – Online Invoice Payments

For any of our customers out there who are interested in being able to pay PCDomain invoices online, you’re in luck:

PCDomain Netbill - Ofuz

Thanks to a free and open source piece of software called Ofuz we are now able to offer to our customers a flexible and secure way to pay invoices online via credit card or PayPal account. Now you can make full or even partial payments online with ease.

From now on when you receive an invoice from PCDomain you will automatically get a copy of it in your email and it will include an online payment link.

From there you can decide whether you want to pay by check or pay online. Thanks to PayPal’s secure payment gateway you can make your payment using either a credit card or PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account don’t worry, simply fill out the credit card form on the PayPal login screen in order to complete your online payment.

Once payment has been submitted you will receive confirmation in your inbox stating that your invoice has been paid.

It’s that easy!

Posted in PCDomain Posts at June 22nd, 2011. No Comments.

Constant Improvement

I have decided to teach myself how to program. I have come to the realization that I need to be able to write software if I am going to continue to follow my current path with computers which has mostly become being a supporter of open source, but also from a commercial stand point as well.

So where does one begin when self-teaching him/herself how to program? I have decided (as per recommendation by Austin Mount) to start with learning SQL and more specifically MySQL. Over the last couple of days I have spent a few hours learning about SQL. First I decided to read the Wikipedia Article for SQL in order to learn a little about the history of the SQL database language. Next I did some searching and found out that Google has a nice free website called Google Code University. On this website they have a tutorial for MySQL called Introduction to Databases and MySQL which turned out to be a plesant experience. It very simply explains how SQL is a relational database language and how primary keys and foriegn keys work together to create relationships between tables. It then goes into further detail on how a variety of querys can be performed by using SELECT statements. What I found interesting is how you can write queries to pull data from multiple tables by using a join within a SELECT statement.

Overall the MySQL intro was a good start but I’m a long ways still from being a programmer. I will continue to brush up on my SQL command line skills but then I will need to take that knowledge and combine it with some real-world PHP programming next. More on that later…

Posted in PCDomain Posts at May 6th, 2011. No Comments.

New Wiki Section – Introducing Pardus Linux

I have posted a new Wiki section and plan to add a couple of wikis to it over time. So far I have a wiki called ‘Padus is Linux’ and it is dedicated to the Pardus GNU/Linux distribution. For those of you who have not heard of Pardus you can find out more by reading the Pardus (operating system) Wikipedia article located here.

Pardus is a clean, streamlined, and brilliant desktop Linux operating system and in my opinion it currently serves as the best free alternative to M$.

If you have already tried Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva, etc and are not satisfied with them, then it’s time to give Pardus a try. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Posted in PCDomain Posts at April 19th, 2011. No Comments.