Im 36 and have been on computers since I was 12.
I did some basic cde, and I mean BASIC the actual language back when I was very young, Probably 13 or so. I remember spending WEEKS promming 4-5 hours a day and the gme took around 5 minutes to get through typing in Y or N answers hahaha. Thats when I decided to play more Kings Quest, Space Quest, of Course Lesire Suit Larry !
Time passed I turned 18, ran internet businesses ... multiplle, for 8 years. I have taken a long break.
A couple years ago, and on and off in the past I tried PHP but just couldnt grasp it. I have my MCSE and of course Net + and A + from about 5 years ago. But just getting used to W8 and hated Vista so never used it ..
Anyways, I'm at a point where I want to learn 3 primary things.
1) Boosting max performance and learning ever trick for W8 computers. Ive made some progress there but advanced guides are always welcome.
2) This is he area I am focusing on RIGHT NOW. I know there are firewalls out there that come stock and you can upgrade for year fees. Zone Alarm and stuff like that, other AV programs that include Firewalls, etc ...
I am looking for something that will challenge me to learn. This is for a HOME PC right now. If you have links with different levels of difficulty please say ... Starter : XXXXXXXXxx Intermediate: XXXXXXXXXXX and advanced : XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Looking for windows8 stuff now but feel free to also include linux, please just mark as such. I am planning on installing dual boot OS soon for the same reason I am doing alll this. Any recommendations on best Flavor to use with a GUI ?
3) Last but not least I am interested in learning about more advanced security. Im not talking about TOR, VPN, Proxy, etc ... I'm talking about the type of security master hackers use. Again, I would need newbie, intermediate, and advanced links .. Please not if its only unix.
This isnt because I want to do anything illegal, YET .... lol ... I am just interested in it as a possible start up businesses
4) I realize there is a lot I don't know, so ... If you have links to ANYTHING you think might help me understand what I need to do to learn about these topic please let me know. Yes, I do understand it takes years to master but I am on disability for health issues and would like to return to work. I may not get paid for this but it would give me a sense of satisfaction about being productive daily at least ..
So, there you have it. I know I'm asking a lot ! I will sparse threads tomorrow some time to see how many of these questions were answered but it was quite a bit of information so II thought maybe a new thread might hellp.
You seem like a strong community here. Look forward to learning a lot !