Saturday, April 11, 2009
Choosing and installing the computer's software
Once you have a working computer, the major difference between purchasing an OEMcomputer, and building your own is that you will also need to source your own software. If youmake informed decisions and select the right pieces of software you can avoid many hiddencosts that are often charged to your computer, such as the so-called "Windows Tax", charged toevery new OEM computer. Installing operating systems (OSes) and software to your ownspecifications can greatly improve performance.This section will attempt to explore the key options that you have when setting up yourcomputer for use.