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Download Sites
 CyberiaPC - A general purpose site with Downloads, tips, and much more - www.cyberiapc.com/
 Freeware
  ACME Laboratories - Graphics * Unix * Networks * Fun. Purveyors of fine freeware since 1972. On the net since 1991. Includes customizable labels - www.acme.com/
  OpenDisk - How would you like a bundle of useful programs for your PC? And instead of emptying your wallet, get it all free? This bundle has everything from games to Internet and multimedia programs. It includes popular software like OpenOffice, Firefox, Nvu, Audacity, TrueCrypt, Blender and more. OpenDisc includes over 35 programs bundled into one. Or you can download the programs separately. - www.theopendisc.com/programs/
  Sys Internals - Great collection of Utilities for Windows - www.sysinternals.com/
  Utilities - Great list of free utilities - Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android - www.techsupportalert.com/best_free_utilities.htm
  Utilities - George's Favorite Freeware - Utilities, Photos, Sound, and more... - georgedillon.com/freeware/freeware.shtml
 Internet Gaming Zone - Microsoft`s showplace. Playable games. Free games. Play with others. Play online or download.... - www.zone.com
 ZDNet Hotfiles - Software Downloads. - www.hotfiles.zdnet.com

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Help & Tutorials
 Ask Bob Rankin - Need expert tech support? Ask Bob about Computers or the Internet! The daily newsletter with tips, tricks, and cautions about what is going on in the computer world is excellent! - askbobrankin.com
 Belarc Advisor - For targeted troubleshooting, tech support or just for a detailed profile of your system, install Belarc Advisor and get the full scoop on your computer. Once installed, it scans your computer and creates a profile listing everything from the motherboard make and model to serial numbers, software versions, controllers, processor and much more. - www.belarc.com/free_download.html
 How to break out of a frame - Here's the code:
If you have come to this page through a frame,
Click here to break out of it.
Click here to break out of Frame
 Kim Komando - the Digital Goddess. Has a great radio show, and Newsletters, and Tips - komando.com
 Microsoft Support Knowlege Database - Microsoft`s gargantuan collection of how-to articles - support.microsoft.com/en-us
 Registry Guide - Tips, tricks and tweaks for getting the most out of your PC! Not for the faint of heart. - www.regedit.com/
 Tutorials on: - WebMaster tips, HTML, CSS, VBScript, Javascript, and more Goodies: - htmlgoodies.earthweb.com/primers/
 W3Schools Web Building Tutorials - Here is a large number of free Web building tutorials, from basic HTML and XHTML tutorials, to advanced XML, XSL and WAP tutorials. - www.w3schools.com/
 Windows reinstall.com - This site will show you how to install, upgrade , reinstall , repair , troubleshoot and fix Microsoft Windows XP ( Also known as WinXP & whistler ) , Windows 98 ( Also known as Win98 ) , Windows ME ( Also known as WinME & Windows Millennium) , Windows 95 ( Also known as Win95 ), Windows 2000 ( also known as Win2k & W2K ), Windows NT ( Also known as WinNT), OEM computers ( Dell, Advent, Time, HP, and Compaq home PC's and Laptops ). Also tips, tricks, help, hints, how to build a computer plus much much more. - www.windowsreinstall.com/

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How To
 Back Button - Script to return to the previous page , whatever it was. < a href="javascript:window.history.back(-1)">< img alt=Back border=0 height=15 src="graphics/bt_back.gif" width=49>< /a>
 Block pic pickup from a web page: - Script to prevent picure picking: < SCRIPT> function click() {if (event.button==2) {alert('prohibited')}} document.onmousedown=click() < /SCRIPT>
 CD Recordable! - This FAQ for info on recordable CDs covers all aspects of what it is and how to use it. - www.cdrfaq.org/
 CSS Tutorial from W3 - www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp
 How Just About Anything Works - If you have never seen this web site, watch out!!! it will suck *A LOT* of your time! it is *VERY* well done with brief, simple explanations and *EXCELLENT* animations. This is definitely one of the great internet success stories. Main page - www.howstuffworks.com
  How a PC Works - www.howstuffworks.com/pc.htm
  How CD Burners Work - www.howstuffworks.com/cd-burner.htm
  How Computer Viruses Work - www.howstuffworks.com/virus.htm
  How Ethernet Works - www.howstuffworks.com/ethernet.htm
  How IDE Controllers Work - www.howstuffworks.com/ide.htm
  How Internet Search Engines Work - www.howstuffworks.com/search-engine.htm
  How USB Ports Work - www.howstuffworks.com/usb.htm
  How Wireless Networking Work - www.howstuffworks.com/wireless-network.htm
 MS Word Tips - Find and Replace - 10 cool ways to get more from Word`s Find and Replace feature - www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-cool-ways-to-get-more-from-words-find-and-replace-feature/

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Languages
 Alice - Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. - alice.org/
 Computer Languages History - A nice list of 50 Computer Languages with links for further exploration - www.levenez.com/lang/
 DOS Batch Files - What they are all about and how to create them. - www.computerhope.com/batch.htm
 HTML Beginner`s Tutorial - Step-by-step Introduction to HTML and creating a simple page. Very, very well written for getting started in the Wonderful World of Web site building! And see the HTML Cheat Sheet in the second link. - websitesetup.org/html-beginners-guide/ and websitesetup.org/html5-cheat-sheet/
 IT Hare - Programming Languages Discussions - Discussion of issues related to choosing programming languages… - ithare.com/category/programming-languages/
 MySql - Popular PC database - www.mysql.com/
 PHP - The main home for this excellent Web programming language. - php.net
 The Free Country - Welcome to thefreecountry.com's collection of free programming resources, free webmasters' resources and free security resources. - www.thefreecountry.com/
 Website & HTML 101 - Looking to get started coding web pages? It`s all in the tags! This site introduces HTML Tags and sends you on to other sites for more detailed information. - www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/html-101/

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Misc
 AI Horizon - Artificial Intelligence - AI Horizon: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Programming. This site is designed to help you learn the basics of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence programming. We provide a smooth transition between learning a language to understanding what to do with it. Read the introduction to see how and why we approach Artificial Intelligence in the way that we do. - www.aihorizon.com/
 Browsers - List of a bunch of downloadable browsers - both general and focused. - browsers.evolt.org/
 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute - www.ri.cmu.edu/
 Dropbox - Dropbox is a superbly implemented, cloud-based, automatic, file-synchronization service that`s ideal for working with files you can store in a folder on PC and syncronize to the Cloud. - www.dropbox.com/
 Easter Egg - The term "Easter Egg", as we use it here, means any amusing tidbit that creators hid in their creations. They could be in computer software, movies, music, art, books, or even your watch. There are thousands of them, and they can be quite entertaining, if you know where to look. - www.eeggs.com/
 Internet Traffic Report - You can check this site to see the world wide internet data flow. The site monitors average response time and packet loss. - www.internettrafficreport.com/
 RefDesk Online Research - Our last stop of the day is at RefDesk. Created and maintained by the father of Internet muckraker Matt Drudge, RefDesk is a HUGE directory of Internet research and reference links. The site can be a tad bit intimidating at first -- imagine if Yahoo placed ALL of its links on its main page -- but once you get the hang of RefDesk's layout you'll discover that the site is an amazing launch pad for your journeys into the world of online research. - www.refdesk.com/
 Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me - A Fun video on YouTube from "Weird Al" Yankovic - Stop Forwarding That Crap to Me - www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCSA7kKNu2Y&feature=player_embedded
 The Well - The WELL is the most celebrated on-line community around. - www.well.com
 Web Page Archives - WayBack Machine - This site is billed as the collection of all the web pages that there have ever been... - www.archive.org/
 Web time machine - Take a trip through time - Take a look at the history of the Web through the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Special collections document pivotal points in online history, including September 11, election 2000, Web pioneers and more. - web.archive.org
 Web-O-Pedia - The only online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology definitions. - www.webopedia.com/
 WebEx - Check out: as a possible NetMeeting replacement - www.webex.com/

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PC Groups
 ADA group - Basic Info and SIGs - www.dmoz.org/Computers/Programming/Languages/Ada/
 Atlanta PC User Group - The Atlanta PC Users Group (AtlPCUG) provides a place for new Users, old hands, and pros to share their experiences using the personal computer. - www.meetup.com/Atlanta-PC-Users-Group/

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Software
 ALICE - (Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity) is a more sophisticated program that creates the illusion of natural conversation. ALICE can even tell lies, spread gossip, and is credited with influencing several real world happenings. Try this one at - www.alicebot.org
 BOTS - -
  Seattle Robotics Society - The Seattle Robotics Society was formed in 1982 to serve those interested in learning about and building robots. We are a non-profit corporation comprised of a diverse group of professionals and amateurs, high school students and college professors, engineers and tinkerers. Our passion is the creation of cybernetic creatures that challenge the old definitions of life, intelligence, and practicality. - www.seattlerobotics.org/index.php
 Firewalls
  Avast! - Firewall - www.avast.com/en-us/index
  ZoneAlarm - ZoneAlarm is the personal firewall that automatically blocks known and unknown Internet threats, barricading your PC - and your network - from intruders and hostile attacks. - www.zonelabs.com/
 OldVersion.com - Sometimes upgrading to a newer version can be a good thing. Other times, your computer may not be compatible with the new version, the new version is bloated, or all the good options are no longer available. If you are looking for an old version of any program, OldVersion.com should be your first stop. - www.oldversion.com/
 PC Connection - A shopping site - www.pcconnection.com/
 Tiger Direct - Shop for Computer Stuff - www.tigerdirect.com/?site=cc

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Technical Help

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Techniques & Programs
 Flaming Text - At FlamingText you can type in words and get back cool, custom images of the text for FREE, to use on your website, or in your e-mail. Also have good clip-art and more... - www.flamingtext.com/anfy.html
 Flash Player Help - View or change your local Flash Playe storage settings - directly from your browser! - www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
 Panoramas - Beautiful 360 degree photos of many beautiful and interesting places in the world - panoramas.dk/

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Utilities
 Allen's Win App site - A collection of applications for Windows operating system - www.winappslist.com/
 BootDisk - - Need a boot Disk? It's here. Also has many other utilities. - www.bootdisk.com/
 Free VPN - A Virtual Private Network allows your web connections to pass more securely through cyberspace. Here is a list of free VPN options. I`ve not tried any of these myself so you are on your own for deciding if this is right for you... - thebestvpn.com/free-vpn/
 George Dillon Utilities - georgedillon.com/freeware/freeware.shtml
 PC Utilities - Great list of free PC utilities - www.techsupportalert.com/best_free_utilities.htm
 POW! - Popup Killer - www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/pow.htm
 What's that site running on? - Displays the platform, OS, and web server for a site - uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph/

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Web Development Tools & Sites
 Amaya Web editor - W3C's Editor - Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium. - www.w3.org/Amaya/
 BigNoseBird - Looking to improve your webmastery skills and perk up your site? Stop looking and start learning! BNB features over 200 pages of easy to read original tutorials on almost every subject you might find of interest. We have free scripts, free graphics, free tutorials and much, much more. - www.bignosebird.com/
 Dynamic Drive - Welcome to Dynamic Drive, the premier place on the net to obtain free, original DHTML scripts and components to enhance your web site! All scripts on this site take advantage of the latest in JavaScript and DHTML technology - www.dynamicdrive.com/
 How To Make A Website in Wordpress - An easy, step-by-step guide from a web developer - from the beginning for beginning web developers. See the second link for more details - websitesetup.org and websitesetup.org/customize-wordpress-101/
 Java at IBM - IBM's intro page to Java - with online classes! - www.ibm.com/developer/java/
 Java Stuff
  JavaBoutique - A great place for Java programs. - www.javaboutique.com
 Pages That Suck - what to avoid! - www.webpagesthatsuck.com
 Screen Resolution Checker - View your web page in various screen resolutions: - www.anybrowser.com/ScreenSizeTest.html
 Using Link Titles - to Help Users Predict Where They Are Going - www.useit.com/alertbox/980111.html
 W3Schools - Inside W3Schools you will find a large number of free Web building tutorials, from basic HTML and XHTML tutorials, to advanced XML, XSL and WAP - www.w3schools.com/
 Web Page Design - The Bare Bones Guide to HTML - werbach.com/barebones/
 WebMonkey - Full service web development page specializing in Hot-To. - www.webmonkey.com/
 World Wide Web Consortium - The W3C was founded in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. This is the organization that oversees the "Official" version of HTML and governs changes to the language. This site discusses optimal ways to use the language and also presents details (and a checklist) on accessibility requirements... - www.w3.org

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