2004 Fraud Links - & Commondreams
Links to all News Media
Latest Polls Polls
Find out about FIREFOX! A great IE Replacement!
Search Engine Showdown, the users' guide to Web searching, compares and
evaluates Internet search engines from the searcher's perspective.
FILExt is a detailed database of file extensions and programs that use
them. FILExt is not a general support site. A search on the
database here might very well result in multiple possibilities; it will be
up to you to determine which, if any, of these are the program/format you
require information about.
prices in Oregon retail stores every
These folks scan the local
ads and post the best buys in an easy-to-use format. Buying something
locally? Look here first.
The Free-Dynamic Link Library
Storage does not claim ownership of any of the *.dll files that may be found
at their site. All files are provided on an as is basis. No guarantees or
warranties are given or implied. Downloading files from their site is
free of charge and the user assumes all risks of any damages that may occur.
Welcome to AnandTech, the leading IT source for hardware analysis and
Half.com The Smartest Place to
Buy and Sell Books, Music, Movies, and Games and more...
Half.com is going away in a few months. This is a great place
to buy good stuff cheap!
Freeware Arena - Delivering 100% pure freeware since 1997 - Downloads
Hey..Git yer red hot Freeware!
Introduction To Stroud's
The CWSApps List is designed to help
'net users stay current on the latest and greatest winsock applications
(Internet Software for Windows 3.x/95/98/NT). The Introduction page
(this one) has been designed to introduce new users to The CWSApps List and
to provide insight into the prodigious amount of information contained
Power Tools (Software) Forum -
Championing the Best Software
The aim of the Power Tools Forum is to champion the best software. Both the
Yahoo! list which now has 400 members and the website work together to
achieve this objective.
Information security - portal &
forums - port scans - audits - patches - security
Loading Headlines From 250+ Tech Sites
You Pick The Sites. They Snag The Headlines
This site describes the
win 9X and the Win2k boot sequences. They also link to tons of other
information useful for an A+ technician or PC Troubleshooter.
The Green Eggs Report
Culls links from most usenet newsgroups into easy-to-access pages!
Tech Support Alert's best tech
support sites on the Web
Tons of articles and tutorials on everything from the Windows Scripting Host
to TCP/IP to Office XP tips.
List of start-up
The intention of these pages is to provide a central resource for PC users
and Tech Support staff alike who are concerned about the poor performance of
their PCs due to the number of programs that run at system start-up.
Lots of good programs that are almost all free and weigh in at under
1.44 MB. Enjoy!
This site contains links to numerous pages on the Web
where home users can find software and information relevant to Windows PC
privacy and security. It also contains a rudimentary "checklist" of
basic steps that home PC users can take to enhance their privacy and
security while using the Internet. Finally, you'll find a set of
resources developed by the author of this site to help you protect your
privacy and security on the Internet, including information about
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and the
Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG).
PC BIOS reprogramming, replacement,
They say: "If you trashed your computer's bios,
we are THE RESOURCE you need!"
Information Sector Database -- Home Page
This is the MotherLode of Link sites. Be there or be square!
Tabbys Tabbed Browsers
Tabbed browsers are quite useful. They allow you to have multiple web
page in one browser. Many are free.
Refdesk is only about indexing quality
Internet sites and assisting visitors in navigating these sites. At Refdesk
that is all that counts and that is all that will ever count. Refdesk is
free and family friendly.
Avaritia facit Bardus - Greed makes you stupid.
Computer Training - Education
Link and Resource Sites - page 1 of 4
Lots of certification and computer related links!
These two FAQs are extremely thorough and well-regarded. If you have any
questions about cd or dvd try these two FAQs first.
Mike's List is
a free e-mail newsletter based entirely on a single proposition: technology
is funny. His newsletter focuses on off-the-beaten-track stories that go
unreported, underreported, or should never be reported by the mainstream
press. Mike's List is different. Like many, Mike's List is free. But unlike
most, it's also ad-free and spam-free. You'll never see an ad or sponsorship
and therefore no chance of commercial influence. He doesn't make any money on
it. Why? Well, he says "because I live in Silicon Valley, and throwing away good
money and never expecting profit is what we do here. The other reason I do
it is to build an audience of tens of thousands of warped readers interested
in the same sick stuff who can help me find obscure stories."
these links that Mike has provided in the past to get a flavor of what you
can expect to find at his site:
the invisible browser
cartoons of Dr. Seuss
opposite of Google
Cobian Backup 4.0
A free backup program that will backup and compress specified folders at
specified times. In win2k or XP it runs as a service. Backing up is
the ONE essential thing most people don't do. This program is a get
it, set it, forget it, and don't sweat it done deal backup!
I love it when a person takes the time to describe the freeware they
actually use. This is one such site. There appear to be some
gems here! Thanks James! Be sure to check out his
home page for useful support
links as well.
Top 50 Tech
It's just what it says!
The publishers of Microsoft Certified Professional magazine welcome you to
CertCities.com, an online magazine for the certified IT professional
community. Covering more than 120 IT certifications, our mission is to
provide the best independent editorial on the Web, featuring news and
insights for every step of the certification process – from selecting your
next certification to picking the right prep materials to advice on how to
best leverage your hard-won designations. We also provide general IT
technology articles and a community environment where certified
professionals can interact.
Benchmark Programs and software
From the site:
Here is some of the most popular benchmark software used to gauge computer
performance. Some of these are especially designed to test specific areas of
a computer system while others are used to perform multiple tests and give
an overall quality index of the performance measured.
Thanks to Phil Porter for the link!
Windows XP Home and Professional Service Configurations by Black Viper
Which services do you need and why?
Numion - WebSpeed and
This is the best Internet throughput test site I've seen to date.
Information, Unreleased Products
The inside scoop on what's new and what's hot.
Page - free tools for power surfing
can be saved and used the same way you use normal bookmarks.
Don't miss these cool applets!!
Search Engine Watch
Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about
searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site
owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines.
PC Flank Make sure you're
protected on all sides.
The goal of PC Flank is to make your interactions on the Internet safe and
private. Our main concern is to help protect your computer from Internet
viruses and attacks by hackers (more properly called 'crackers').
Test your system, submit suspicious files, find comparisons of security
tools, and more!
Internet Archive Internet Collections
11 billion pages of archived web sites - plus hundreds of
downloadable public-domain movies, and FTP sites
Geek.com - The Online
Geek.com was created to fill a gaping
hole on the 'Net--a place that Geeks could call home, and where those who
aspire to be Geeks can get their feet wet! Get ready to enjoy the Online
Technology Resource for Geeks--written by Geeks for Geeks.
TechTutorials Free tutorials for
the IT. Professional
TechTutorials.com is a directory of free computer
tutorials and whitepapers. The directory currently contains 1789
& Hidden Command Prompt Secrets!
Lots of tips and information about Microsoft's latest OS
ExtremeTech - Deep technology
for enthusiasts and professionals
Reviews - articles - chips - cpus - video - news - mboards - etc.
A Gazillion Computer Hardware Links! At Least.
Study Notes and Quiz
Index for A+ Exam
Take sample tests and study!
Windows XP Top
Sites - The best sites for Microsoft Windows XP
Top XP sites as voted on by web surfers
Premier Source For Computer Ergonomics Information
Better Safe than Sorry!
Go here to see what others have thought about whatever it is you are
thinking of purchasing. From laptops to lawn mowers to music and lots more.
B i n k W i n d o w s X P
Trust me on this one...If you are running WinXP: You want to visit this
site. When you get there, read the whole page from top to bottom and just
help yourself to what you want.
MCSEguide for MCSE
braindump, braindumps and free sample tests - Aplus
More A+ resources to help you get certified!
a+ braindumps AplusCenter
has braindumps and links to free practice exams.
Bart's way to create
Utilities and instructions necessary to create bootable CD-ROMs for Win2k,
XP, NT 4, etc.
Cram sheets, free tests, and more.
Training, and Tutorial Resources
From the site:
Whether you're going for technical certification or teaching yourself
programming, web design, or networking, here you will find plenty of web
resources. Get Free Knowledge, Information, References, and Resources about
computers now by visiting the many Free Computer, Programming and IT
Books, Training Guides, Tips, Articles, and How-Tos. We give you great
assistance, whether you're a student learning computer programming or an IT
Operating System facts
This link will take you to a useful cheat-sheet all about Windows Operating
Systems. Useful for A+ preparation!
In honor of the tragic loss of life that occurred last week in NYC and
Washington DC and in honor of the spirit of America and in honor of all good
people the world over, this week's link is as follows:
presents another viewpoint worth considering with lots of current news
articles you won't find in your daily paper.
Another great site to get more information is at:
September 11 -
is a site that is used by journalists to cover the 9-11 attacks.
Motherboards.org - The Most
Comprehensive Mboard Site on the Web
From their site: Motherboards.org is committed to being the most
comprehensive information/editorial site about motherboards on the Web.
TEST PREP PRACTICE QUESTIONS - INTRODUCTION ( A+ )
Lots of sample test questions at this great site. Also lots of pop ups, but
the site is worth it. Just close the popups and enjoy the sample tests! Sent
to me by Dave Gilbert or Cya Capon. Thanks!
Report - Personal computing explored
From their site: "We aim to give you something to talk about—with running
news commentary as it happens, regular opinion columns, frank reviews, and
in-depth tech articles on the hottest new PC hardware. Processors are
overclocked, video cards are benchmarked, the beefiest PC tech of the day is
pushed to the absolute limits, and we lay it all out for you in easy-to-read
graphs and concise prose."
On Monday they reported on Intel's 2GHz P4. They also feature forums and
[VR-Zone Hardware] -
Most Interesting News n ReviewsReviews, Articles, Drivers,
News, Forums, Classifieds, Guides, and more.
TenLinks.com - Ultimate Directories for
Up to date Portal for Technical professionals. Articles, Reviews.
LabMice.net - The Windows 2000 Resource
We are determined to be the definitive
online resource for IT Professionals who deploy, manage, and support
Microsoft Windows 2000 products and services. We locate and consolidate the
best resources from hundreds of the biggest tech sites, and sort them here
by topic. Each one of our 10,593 links are hand
picked, and verified weekly. Our goal is to save you time, and to help you
find the answers you need in 3 clicks or less.
Computer Festival Link Library
1211 links to sites featuring old and obsolete computer technology. This is
very cool stuff (unless you have a life!)
Electic Tech The 1
Tech News Site
Go here for the latest in patches, drivers, reviews and news, and forums
related to technology.
A site that is dedicated to hardware and software compatibility with Win2k,
XP, and NT. Check out their game tuning guide for Win2k. The hardware and
software lists are on the menu to the right. A great site!
Cramsessions For CompTIA Certifications
This site from BrainBuzz offers some excellent study guides for both of the
2001 A+ exams.
StorageReview.com attempts to supplement the excellent hardware coverage
already out there with news and reviews of storage-related products. We have
become the Internet's leading independent storage authority.
is a free multi spyware removal utility, that scans your memory, registry
and hard drives for known spyware components and lets you remove them
THE FONT WAREHOUSE-FONT LINKS
Lots of Free
Tom's Hardware Guide
One of the
best all around sites for everything hardware. Be there or be square !
This is the mother of Computer Portal sites. It collects
headlines from over 123 web sites all pertaining to PCs. You get to choose
which sites you want included. Then you visit this personalized headline
site any day for that day's headlines. This is just too good to be free
and yet it is!
SysOpt.com expert community of PC hardware enthusiasts and professionals.
A team of eight computer enthusiasts work this site for both power
users and IT professionals. There are articles, forums, reviews, and
guides. This site is updated daily and is easy to use. It's user interface
is lean, mean, and over-all quite professional. Well worth a daily visit!
Spychecker - database of Spyware (adware) products lets you detect spyware before you download.
Not sure if the
free software you are about to download is in fact a so called Spyware,
or otherwise advertising enhanced product that installs additional third
party components on your system? This site maintains a frequently-updated
data-base of shareware and adware.
Here you can search all the messages that have been posted in
newsgroups since 1995. This archive is the largest such storehouse of
postings on the web and contains more than 650 million messages-- over a
terabyte of human conversation, much of which has been unavailable for
Google has done an outstanding job of restoring this archive. Results are
searchable by date and thread count is included.
AXCEL216's MAX Speeed WinDOwS Tricks Secrets Bugs Fixes
This site is huge... over 100 pages [with
1000+ ©tricks] and counting.
So you need to take a break from whatever you were doing, brew a fresh
coffee pot, fill up your XL mug [but don't spill it on your keyboard ;)],
kick back, relax, and only after that, dig in, 1 tip at a time.
All these steps must be performed in this exact order for maximum comfort.
of Mail-Order-Internet Computer Companies
At present, there are 1721 companies evaluated in this survey. The
survey covers nationally advertised mail-order companies, and/or companies
who do business on the Internet. All of the evaluations on the
ResellerRatings.com site were submitted by your fellow Internet users.
Find out what they think, where they shop, and where they've been burned,
so you won't be.
Note: Reviews are also organized by rating.
provides a natural-language interface for searching the support
knowledge bases of Microsoft, Intuit, & Adobe. This is much
better than Microsoft's knowledge-base page - and provides the same
content! Recommended by Brian Livingston in Infoworld. Posted 4-9-01
This is great! It adds a Google search window to your browser
Posted Sunday 4-1-01
A great site that features freeware and shareware with no disabled
features, nags, time limits, or any other tricks.
Posted Friday 3-17-01
Shields UP! -- Internet
Connection Security Analysis
Computer aficionado and legendary assembly language programmer
Steve Gibson provides one of the most valuable community service
sites on the web. If you can read this text, you owe it to yourself
to visit his site for a free, safe, & eye-opening security
analysis of your Internet connection.
Posted Friday 3-8-01
A great service to all PC technicians who need boot disks for
almost every OS out there.
BlackStump What's New Page
Every day BlackStump lists several new and amazing web sites. I get
many of the web sites for my site from this place.
Escape from Hardware Hell
By far one of the best and most comprehensive PC portals
This site has great information, a nice clean look, and is easy
to navigate. It rates
From the site: "Welcome to Bios Central. My goal here is to provide
the most comprehensive PC BIOS information on the Internet."
ODP - Open Directory Project
(www.dmoz.com)ODP - Open Directory Project
The largest human-edited directory of the web. The Open Directory
Project's goal is to produce the most comprehensive directory of the web,
by relying on a vast army of volunteer editors.
Thanks to Phil Porter for the link!
This site is mostly dedicated to making Windows look and act
the way you want it. Page after page to links about icons, desktops,
wallpapers, registry hacks and everything else to help you customize 'look
SHELL EXTENSION CITY
This is a site full of little tweaking programs to change the
way your OS works. There are some gems here!
BE CAREFUL with system tweaks!
Phil Porter's Excellent collection of links,
software, & A+ study notes
The PC Technology Guide
*****EXCELLENT all-in-one Guide to all things PC! *****