Web References and Computer Resources

References to help you in online work and with hardware and software problems.

Web References  Internet telephony and messaging
Web Tracking Tools Web Building Tools
Computer/Network Security
Internet Traffic Report Sites Hardware and Software Advice
Web Style Guides Shareware

Hardware and Software Advice

www.pingtest.net/
Internet speed test
www.onecomputerguy.com
Bob Cerelli's Microsoft Windows Site
www.slipstick.com
Slipstick Systems Exchange Center for Microsoft E-mail apps.
www.dslreports.com
Reports on putting in Digital Subscriber Lines
http://freecode.com
Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform software
www.ifixit.com/
Electronics repair manuals
www.oreilly.com
O'Reilly and Associates.  Computer books.  Some are online free.  Also, helpful links
www.tomshardware.com/
Tom's Hardware Guide
www.helponthe.net/
Tech Support Guy
www.pctechguide.com/
PC Tech Guide
www.techadvice.com
Tech advice for professionals
 
www.techrepublic.com/
An IT advice site
www.5starsupport.com
PC support
www.projectmanagement.com
A project management advice site
www.driverguide.com/
Driver Guide
www.betanews.com
Reviews of new software
www.anandtech.com
Reviews of new hardware
www.virtualdr.com
PC tutorials
www.microsoft.com
Advice from the source for all Microsoft products
http://dotwhat.net/
File Extension resource
www.yougetsignal.com/
Simple diagnostic tools for the internet
www.filext.com
File Extension Source.  Answers to what file extensions are.
http://www.tldp.org/
Documentation for Linux code
www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Belarc Adviser.  Tells you what is in your PC
www.philb.com/iwantto.htm
A catalog of online tools
http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/
WiFi Planet
www.kbalertz.com/
Tracks Microsoft's knowledge base
www.compinfo.co.uk/indnews.htm
Comprehensive computer industry links
www.broadbandhomecentral.com/
Tracks broadband news for home networking
www.pchell.com
How to remove viruses and spyware
www.spywareguide.com/index.php
Spyware guide
www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm
Best freeware utilities
www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displaylang=en
Microsoft download center
www.zamzar.com/
Free online file conversion
http://whatismyv6.com/
Tells whether you are using Ipv4 or IPv6
www.freshdevices.com/
Windows tweaks
www.filehippo.com/updatechecker/
Update checker
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64566/description.html
TweakNow RegCleaner Standard - free
www.newegg.com/CustomerService/KnowledgeBase.asp
Technical resources reference page
www.python.org/
Python
www.wakoopa.com/
Software registry
  www.w3schools.com/
Software tutorials
www.cheat-sheets.org/
Cheat sheets of many kinds
www.speedtest.net/
Tests speed of the internet
http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/
Internet speed test
http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php
Speed test
www.computerhope.com/
Computer Hope.  Help and links
www.computerhistory.org
Computer history
www.computer.org/annals
IEEE Annals of the history of computing
www.cbi.umn.edu
History of Information technology
http://supportdetails.com/
Gives tech details of your computer
 

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Computer/Network Security

  http://isc.incidents.org/
Internet Storm Center
http://spamcop.net/
For reporting spam
www.sans.org/
SANS Institute.  Network security
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
Software checker
www.packetstormsecurity.org/
Network security news
 
http://nvd.nist.gov/
National vulnerability database
www.insecure.org/nmap
Security testing
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,24761/description.html
Windows defender - free
www.gnupg.org/
  A data encryption suite for e-mail
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,22262-order,1-page,1-c,alldownloads/description.html?findid=51646
Spybot Search and Destroy
www.cert.org
Computer Emergency Response Team.  The center that tracks web attacks and viruses

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Shareware (These links take you to software that can help you serve your clients better, faster and less expensively.)

www.download.com
Download.com
http://hiveminder.com/splash/
To do list
www.shareware.com
Shareware.com
http://docs.google.com
Word processor and spreadsheet
www.winplanet.com/
Business applications
www.tucows.com
TUCOWS
www.real.com
Real Player
www.winappslist.com/
Allen's Winappslist shareware
www.driverfiles.net
Driver files
www.winzip.com
WinZip
www.adobe.com
Adobe Acrobat Reader
http://freecode.com
Shareware.
www.drivershq.com
Driver updates
www.majorgeeks.com/
Freeware, shareware
www.completelyfreesoftware.com/index_all.html
Completely Free Software
http://drupal.org/
Open Source online content management
  www.rememberthemilk.com/
To do list
www.appscout.com/
Scouts for applications
www.mediafire.com/
File sharing
www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step
Photo recovery from corrupt files
www.zoho.com/
Business applications
www.freewaregeeks.com/
Freeware Geeks
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/
For building mashups
www.cottonwoodsw.com/links.html
Shareware links
 
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
Open office package - freeware
http://ninite.com/
Fast software installation
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Searches for and removes malware
http://www.lavasoft.com/
Removes virus and spyware
http://www.glaryutilities.com/
Utilities to fix regustry
http://asana.com/
Task management
http://www.gimpshop.com/
Photo manipulation
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,200498/description.html
BootMed
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,62605/description.html
7-Zip
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,77091/description.html
Smart Defrag
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,197842/description.html
LAN speed test
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,7196,wordprocessing/description.html
Word processing program
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,24249/description.html
To-do list
 www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64506-order,4/description.html
PDF maker
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,29304/description.html
Photo manipulation
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,25677/description.html
Image viewer
http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
Photo stitching
http://www.digikam.org/
Photo organization
http://gallery.menalto.com/
Photo album organizer
http://pinta-project.com/
Photo manipulation

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Internet Telephony and Messaging

www.skype.com
Internet telephony
www.aim.com/
Chat
http://messenger.yahoo.com/webmessengerpromo.php
Yahoo messenger - IM
www.ceruleanstudios.com/
Multiple internet messaging
www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,64557/description.html
Multiple internet messaging
www.gmail.com
E-mail - free
https://login.yahoo.com/config/login_verify2?&.src=ym
Yahoo mail - free
http://login.live.com/
Windows Live (Hotmail)
www.google.com/talk/
Google Talk
www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php
Facebook chat

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