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Due to advancements in our web filter and firewall, all mobile devices now need an SSL certificate to be installed. Without the certificate any secure websites will not be displayed correctly.

Connect  to the college wireless network but do not complete login details. Follow the steps below for the appropriate operating system.

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The latest version of Read & Write Gold 11 is now available to all students and staff and a copy can be obtained from the library.

This version is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.  The software is very useful for those students struggling with their reading and writing.  Apart from the new look and feel the application includes some new items; Nuance Vocalizer text-to-speech voices, support for Chrome and Firefox, support for Google Docs, and two new features – Word Cloud and Voice Note.

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The computers in Room 30 have been replaced providing up to date resources for all pupils in the college.

The technical specifications of the new PCs are:

AMD A6-3670K Quad Core 2.7GHz processor, 8GB RAM, 2TB hard disk, DVDRW, AMD HD6530D graphics

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A number of exceptional technology companies are appreciating Windows 8 new features. They say Windows 8 has top 11 features over the older versions of Microsoft Windows operating system, which are:

  1. Speedy boot time & Performance improvement
  2. User-friendly Print and search operations
  3. Metro UI and touch Mode
  4. New task manager
  5. Solution for Cyber security
  6. Internet Explorer  10
  7. Hyper-V client
  8. Sky drive
  9. Unified Extensible firmware interface
  10. Windows to go
  11. Multiple data storage devices
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What is a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV/Monitor and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.” – www.raspberrypi.org

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Purchasing a computer is a big decision to make, what sort of computer do you need to perform the tasks you wish to carry out? Before deciding on a brand and model, you need to choose the right type of machine and ensure you have the correct machine specification. Follow the flow diagram below to get a rough idea of what you should be looking for.

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Most home users will find that Home Premium is the best option for either an upgrade from a more basic version of Windows 7 or as a stand-alone upgrade

Home Premium

£149.99

Buy it

Home  Premium N

£149.99

Buy it

Professional

£219.99

Buy it

Professional N

£219.99

Buy it

Ultimate

£229.99

Buy it

Ultimate N

£229.99

Buy it

Features

Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation.

Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often.

Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8.

Watch many of your favourite TV shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV.

Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup.

Run many Windows XP business programs in Windows XP Mode (separate download).

Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.

In addition to full-system Backup and Restore found in all editions, you can back up to a home or business network.

Help protect data on your PC and portable storage devices against loss or theft with BitLocker.

Work in the language of your choice and switch between any of 35 languages.

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There are two options for installing Windows 7 on to your computer, either via Windows 7 Upgrade channel or Windows 7 Full. The upgrade channel has certain prerequisites – namely your computer must have Windows Vista already installed whereas Windows 7 full requires no previous OS to be installed. The cost of purchasing Windows 7 Upgrade is considerably cheaper than purchasing the full edition of Windows 7.

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