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Extend the life of your computer

Over at TechSoup.org, the website for nonprofits, John Avellanet has a great roadmap for computer maintenance. In short, he argues you oughta pay attention to your computer like you change the oil on your car.

The average automobile, if you follow its maintenance schedule, protect it from rust, and drive reasonably, should last you six to 10 years. The maintenance schedule is based on your use of the car as a complex tool to get you from Point A to Point B. Your computer is also a complex tool and your usage will determine its maintenance and protection needs; how you follow through with those needs will determine how long you'll get to use your computer and when you'll need to shift monies away from your mission toward your computer.

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Posted on November 24, 2006 in
tech advice.