Back in the early 1990's, before we purchased our first computer, we had a word processor. It had a small, single color screen just in front of the keyboard, and a 3.5 inch floppy drive for storing text documents. It was quite an improvement over the old manual typewriter that we had used for many years. You could type out a document and fix issues before printing, and then save your finished work when all was complete. So much better than the old style way of typing it in real time on paper, and then using White Out on the paper to correct any grammar issues that inevitably would occur. I enjoyed working with this simple sort of computer. It helped to get me more familiar with the idea of working in the realm of running memory, then storing what I had created on disk and retrieving as needed.
In 1994, we purchased our first computer. It was a Packard Bell, running Windows 3.11 and we chose the model with a higher level of RAM, at an exciting 8 MB. I was in my second year of Electronics Technology in vocational school, where we worked with computers and learned about electronic components and how they worked together to create electronic devices such as TV's, computers, and VCR's. So, a new computer at home was an exciting prospect. I put the computer together and began learning what it could do. At this point, Windows 3.11 was introduced at the time when DOS was common and the idea of using a GUI or Graphical User Interface was unknown to many. I became familiar with the ability to use a modem to dial in to an ISP (Internet Service Provider), in this case it was Prodigy. It was extremely slow at 14.4 Kbps or slower, but it was exciting to see that there was a whole world of information available when connected to this service. A few years later I upgraded the operating system and continued learning what new things computers could do, now that they were getting more connected online.
In 1999, I built my own computer (with the help of my uncle who was excellent in this area). We installed the Windows 98 SE operating system. The pc included a 550 Mhz Pentium III processor and 128 MB of RAM, which was kind of big-time stuff back then. I bought a 56 Kbps U.S. Robotics modem, which was the fastest modem available. I finally had the hardware to use the internet more effectively. I spent many an evening browsing the web, learning more about my computer and realizing that an internet connection provided the ability to stream audio and video. I was introduced to email and instant messaging. Adware, spyware, malware and keyloggers weren't very prolific at this point, but they were around and were getting more common.
Going forward, I learned about pop-up programs, adware programs and the like, and the various forms of viruses that were plaguing the internet. I spent the next decade working on computer issues, successfully making the computers work more smoothly and quickly. I found that it was something that I enjoyed doing and would happily work on family and friends' computers to get them working as well as possible.
With these things in mind, I thought about what I would like to do that would allow me to serve others as a Christian, providing a service to them, and also provide for my family as well. Slow pc and virus issues are very common today and there are many people who either don't want to or don't know how to keep their computer running well. People rely heavily on their computers nowadays, and they need someone to rely on that can keep these computers running in the best way possible. The best resource for this need is an organization that cares about people and has the expertise to handle the technical issues involved in cleaning up pc software issues. This is a perfect fit for me and so I began MyPurePC.com. Honest work, concern for the customers and fair prices are what we offer at MyPurePC.com. I look forward to serving you.