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Welcome to P.C.Worx!



At P.C.Worx, we have up to 40 years of individual experience with computers, with almost 36 years on a professional basis and the last 19 years working for small and midsize businesses in the larger Los Angeles area.

Beside general  IT service issue with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, WindowsServer 2003/2008, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office as well as Mac OS X , we specializing in

Data Recovery
Networking
Data Conversion
Malware/Virus removal and prevention
Internet security/firewalls


In today's tough economy, we can in a lot of cases offer small businesses alternative ways to stay technological relevant without the big price tags of “established” software providers.

Linux and other Open Source products allow in most cases equal productivity and reliability for small businesses without running afoul of legal issues due to the use of unlicensed software.

Open Source products we have successfully deployed and/or are actively using ourselves include:

  • Smoothwall Express, the leading Linux based Open Source firewall, including OpenVPN VPN gateway and Dspam based mail filter addon (SEMF)

  • BlueOnyx, an evolution of the former Cobalt web appliance software, now running on top of CentOS 5.6, consisting among others of the industry leading Apache 2.x web server, ProFTPd FTP server, POP3/IMAP email server, various options for web mail, MySQL 5 database and PHP5

  • Open Office.org 4.0, office productivity suite comparable with Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Word compatible word processor, Microsoft Excel compatible spreadsheet and Microsoft PowerPoint compatible presentation

  • Thunderbird email client for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, includes a strong spam filter feature, as well as groupware add-ons like Lightning (calendaring)