|COMPUTERS & THE INTERNET|
This "COMPUTERS & THE INTERNET" page contains a list of 454 links to websites
relating to ASSISTANCE, COMMUNICATIONS, CONNECTING & TECHNICAL, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, FREEWARE/SHAREWARE, GENERAL SITES, PLATFORMS, and SHOPPING.
Thanks to TBA of the DPCUC, this page was last reported as checked for full accuracy on May 21, 2011.
For Websites and Programs relating to VIRUSES, visit our COMPUTER PROBLEMS PAGE.
Click here for TIPS FROMInternetDirect. - InternetDirect has offered and authorized our use of their regular "Computer Tips Information".
Quite a list of computer-related products.
Another information-packed site from the About.com Network.
Desktop Buying Tips
Get all the info you need to buy the perfect computer for your needs.
Hardware and Software How-To Articles and Guides
Learn About Computing
Devoted to helping us all improve our computing skills.
Your complete source for computer hardware reviews, news, how-to guides, and more (with a slight bias towards motherboards).
The PC Guide
One of the Internet's premier sites for detailed PC reference information. Our goal is to provide you with the answers to your computing questions.
ZNet Computer Shopper.com
for reviews of products and advice on shopping techniques.
A Portfolio of Online Computer Publications - from PC World
News and views for the BSD community.
The online version of this popular computer magazine.
Linux Weekly News
Your independent source of Microsoft Office news, tips and advice.
News for nerds.
G4 TechTV in Canada
The TechZone - The Very Latest in Computer Hardware News and Reviews
Tom's Hardware Guide
The Internet's premier resource for PC hardware reviews and news.
Tucows In The News
Hardware help hotline online.
The premier service for news of the digital world.
Fast Search & Transfer announces world's biggest, fastest search engine; 300 million web pages searched in under one half second with highly relevant results.
Alta Vista Canada Search Engine
AOL Netscape Network
Selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas.
A downloadable program (in three versions: free basic, personal, or professional) which says: "The intelligent software that puts the best search engines to work, simultaneously."
The Canadian version of the very popular search engine.
The ultimate directory: find people, places, and things.
is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII).
It is quite novel how this search engine displays results.
We are better than Phone Books! Our sources are Public Records such as Driver/Voter Registrations. We now have 421,795,051 records online.
The Mother of all search engines.
Nerd World Media
The New Ultimates
Postal Code Lookup & Other Tools
Recommended Search Engines
Finding information on the Internet: A Tutorial.
Search Engine Guide
Search Engine Showdown
Click on the folder name, or use Switchboard's web site search tools to locate sites related to a topic of interest.
A real up-and-comer. A recent survey conducted by About.com ranked it the second most popular search engine.
Online dictionary for computer and internet terms.
The basics, from About.com.
What is the "Invisible Web"?
The "visible web" is what you can find using general web search engines. It's also what you see in almost all subject directories. The "invisible web" is what you cannot find using these types of tools.
for general WWW searching.
for Canadian-focused topics.
Yahoo! Canada - Computers & Internet
Yahoo! People Search
Made for younger students.
The number one location for free computer help.
Crucial: the Memory Experts
Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool and Crucial System Scanner tool.
Your guide to finding device drivers.
If you cannot find a driver, this is the place for you!
Gizmo's Tech Suppot Alert
Gizmo's Freeware is a non-commercial community website staffed entirely by volunteers. Our primary function is to help you select the best freeware product for your particular needs. The best freeware programs are as good as or better than their commercial counterparts but finding the most appropriate program can be challenging.
Your source for in-depth computer hardware info.
How Stuff Works
An online destination for anyone who wants to know how anything works.
The Linux Documentation Project
Linux Information Sources
There are a variety of places on the web that monitor things that are going on, making it easy to determine the "latest and greatest" things happening with Linux.
The resource for people to help avoid being hacked, security and exploiting related files and links.
Reviews, tips, and techniques, written by people like you.
PC Computer Notes & Hardware Tutorials
A free introductory level, online computer training course, providing tutorials on computer hardware, software, operating systems, and basic troubleshooting.
Resources for Internet Beginners
If you don't know your cache from your cookies, the resources listed here-in are excellent places to bone up on basics.
Some of the best Broadband tweaks and Speed patches on the Net.
System optimization information.
The only online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology.
The #1 resource for Windows support/drivers.
eHelp from the University of Wisconsin (Computing & Information Technology)
Free Computer Help from GeeksToGo
We've got the answers to all your technology questions.
MindConnection's Tech Tips
You could easily make a case that computer designers deliberately add in user-unfriendliness. Thus, we have this library of techtips for Mindconnection visitors. Check back often and look for new free tips.
We are able to serve you at home or at your place of business. From troubleshooting to new installations, websites to Internet, we have you covered.
Ontrack Data Recovery Services
This site contains an online data recovery help wizard, and a free downloadable version of their PowerDesk 4, a file manager system.
At PC Pitstop we can help you get your PC in top form -- running fast, stable and secure. PC Pitstop runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance. The process is fully automated, private and safe. After the diagnostics run, we'll give you tips for improving all kinds of things. Best of all, the service is free!
Tech Support Canada
Our technicians connect to your system using a lightweight Java web-based application combined with military-grade encryption and only have access to your computer or network while you are online and watching them. You are always in complete control of the online session. Once you terminate the support session, we cannot re-connect until you invite us back online.
Use this site to analyze your connection to the web, ways you are traced, information that can be found about you, from your surfing the internet.
Shields UP! quickly checks the SECURITY of YOUR computer's connection to the Internet. And from this site you can download a security program.
Software Testing & Reliability OnLine Sources
Chickadee Business Network
Step-by-step training for starting your own business.
Beginners Linux Guide
Where you can access completely free online taining.
Computing By Voice
Operate your computer by voice. Up to 4x faster than typing. Do e-mail, Internet Explorer, chat rooms, Messenger, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint & more. Sit back and relax with no stress on back, arms and hands.
Dr. Mac's Computer Clinic
Educational Technology & Media Center
A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
An introduction for people interested in learning about the Internet and especially the World Wide Web: what it is, how to search it, and how to use it as a research tool.
Getting started on the Internet isn't easy, but is increasely important. Don't be left behind because you think it's too hard, these tutorials can help you become an Internet wiz.
Here are links to websites/pages to help you develop skills using a computer, software applications, and the Internet.
MichiganTech - Information Technology Training Initiative
Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey - Computer Tutorials Online
Online Computer Training Tagged Articles
The Ultimate Guide on Linux for Beginners
Step-by-step learning, right on your computer. Try Video Professor for free. Order your free CD now.
The World's premier online directory of education.
Microsoft / Learning
Chalk Pushcast Software
Leading organizations are using Chalk Pushcast Software to create and send impactful content - for just-in-time reference or snack learning. As a result, they are decreasing training costs and increasing the productivity and performance of their mobile stakeholders.
Dr. Computer Radio Show
Broadcast live coast-to-coast, in Canada, and streamed live Saturdays from 12-2 PM ET.
Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline
Leo Laport, The Tech Guy
Let's Talk Computers
Mick Williams' Cyber Line
Mike Tech Show TV
O'Donnell on Computers
Top Ten (or so) Computer Internet Shows on the Internet
An IRC Tutorial...
Chat Guide - IRC Chat Resources
Get chatting quickly with this complete guide to chat rooms, IRC, chat programs, servers...
Free Chatting And Irc Software
Gateway to Real-time Interaction
A gateway to everything you wanted to know about IRC.
IRChelp.org Internet Relay Chat (IRC) help archive
The Official Ircle Home Page
An IRC client for the Mac OS.
Windows Meeting Space
An IRC client for PCs.
Free Email Programs
MS Internet Mail
Outlook Freeware & Exchange
Free tools, software, add-ins, components.
Qualcomm - Archive
Qualcomm - Eudora Features
Qualcomm - New Open Source Eudora
Stoolmail (aka Coolmail)
Thunderbird 2 Email Application
Windows Live Hotmail
Index of Blindness-Related & Blindness-Specific Emailing Lists
Here is a site where you can find over 175 FREE newsletters and zines!
Particularly focused on the Mac, but the news is of interest to all.
Fetch for Mac
Forte Agent Newsreader
from DejaVu Software Products.
News Force (for the Pocket PC) 2.0
An offline newsreader that can subscribe to specific newsgroups download selected articles, compose, reply and forward messages offline.
Outlook Solution Center
A small (but slightly bigger than before) team in Google focusing on helping people have their own voice on the web and organizing the world's information from the personal perspective.
A simple-to-use (but extremely powerful and customizable) free personal publishing ("blogging") tool.
Create a private community on MySpace and you can share photos, journals and interests with your growing network of mutual friends!
A community of online diaries and journals. You can easily start your own free journal, share thoughts with your friends and meet new friends, too.
The leading international PC-to-phone provider. Use your PC to make calls to more than 200 countries around the world.
Free video calls, calls and live chat.
The next generation of PC-to-phone calling is now available! Make calls anywhere in the world using your computer. Add a handset or a headset for an experience that is similar to your traditional phone. Rates are as low as 1.2 cents per minute with a calling plan.
Internet Telephony Magazine
Spice i2i is a one-stop service provider for Voice, Data and Computing services with a leading edge in VoIP technology.
Net2Phone is free software that provides you with numerous free services, enabling you to communicate with friends and conduct business over the Internet at no cost. Charges apply only to toll PC-to-phone calls and toll PC-to-Fax calls.
PCCall is a PC to Phone service, enabling you to make calls from your computer to anyone's telephone in the world for great savings!
A Quick Guide to Internet Telephony
Bell Internet Services
Internet Service Provider Locator. Compare between 350 ISPs (Internet Service Providers) serving Canada!
Compton Internet Access
Your supplier of high speed internet on cable services in your community.
Free Internet Service Providers in My Area
When the closest phone connection is miles away, and any speed modem is better than none.
Internet Service Providers in Canada
Lists of ADSL, DSL, Cable, Wireless, Satelite, Dial-up, and Fibre optic providers.
At porchlight.ca we believe you deserve quality service at a fair price. We provide unlimited dialup Internet at rates you will appreciate.
Rogers High Speed Internet
We're one of the fastest growing free webpage-hosting sites. We're part of the Lycos Network, and we're committed to bringing you way-cool tools and services for your homepage.
Electonics for Imaging
Mydestiny Web Design
Find Your Computer Store
For Websites relating to 'Photography' in general, visit the PHOTOGRAPHY section on our "Arts and Humanities" page.
Digital Photography News
Digital Photography Review
The latest digital camera reviews & articles.
The Imaging Resource Newsletter
The monthly digital still camera web magazine.
A Walk Through Durham Township, Pennsylvania
An example of a tasteful Blog.
Daily Photography by Kendall Anderson
Houser design Photos
An example of a tasteful Blog.
A resource designed to help people find all kinds of photoblogs.
An example of a Blog collection.
A small photoblog application that's a no-brainer to set up and use - this is truly for anyone wishing regularly to post their photos on the web like a blog.
Toronto Area Photo Blogs
The Global Olympus Group
Index of Camera Manufacturers, Tripods, Binoculars
Links to Photographic Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors.
Digital Camera Resource Page
THE digital photography resource for over 2,000,000 visitors a year.
The consumer's best source of digital camera information and news.
Best of the Best Links to Free Stuff
Completely Free Software
The Free Forum Network
Free video lectures from public stations, community partners, world-class speakers.
The Free Forums Network
a Webmaster's paradise......
An extensive listing of links to websites concerning "free stuff".
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
Other Places to Get Free Stuff
Tucows Desktop Themes
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth.
Family Software Spot
Free Software Foundation Inc.
Cool freeware. Free download.
NirSoft - a collection of freeware utilities
NirSoft web site provides a unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities, all of them developed by Nir Sofer.
An office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.
An extensive list of websites listing shareware.
Tucows (for various OS's)
Wine works on most popular Intel Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.
Free from 'Zone Labs, Internet Security Products'. The award-winning personal firewall that automatically blocks known and unknown Internet threats, barricading your PC and your network, from intruders and hostile attacks.
Children's Desktop and Browser
Gives you complete control over your child's use of the Internet. You choose what your child sees and does.
Dillo Web Browser
Fast Browser Pro
iCab Internet Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Since Netscape is no longer with us, Netscape makes its own recommendations for browser choices.
The Digital Bits
DVD news, reviews, and FAQs.
A Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) DVD site.
News, reviews, FAQs.
DVD Player Buying Guide
News, reviews, FAQs.
DVD Talk Radio
A Film News and Search Engine for "The best Audio & Video on the Web."
The leading IT encyclopedia and learning center.
The only online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology.
Space without limits.
.....makes some great Pocket PC software.
Cool Freeware for Palm Handhelds
Some great freeware for PalmOS handhelds for business and students.
Tools and toys for the mobile generation.
HP Handhelds and Calculaters
Various Palm products.
The one stop source for your Palm connected organizer.
A company which produces picture display software for the 'handheld' called "Image Explorer".
Create and share calendars, invitations, to-do lists, photo albums and more.
Create your own personalized event and calendar service, accessible from anywhere at any time.
Every year hundreds of people around the world are injured permanently or die at the hands of people who hawk fraudulent diet products. Some suffer because they want to believe in something that would give them the perfect body. At Dietfraud.com, we are dedicated to inform the public about these scams.
Fight Spam On The Internet
Since we presented this site to the public in 1996, we have been pleased to be referenced as one of the best anti-spam sites on the net. Help us fight spam to keep the Internet useful for everyone.
The easiest, least expensive, most powerful way to store, access, share and protect your files.
Free eCommunications Guide
Calendars & Organizers (PIMs).
The premier webtop organizer, helping busy people manage their professional and personal lives.
Our free service works with your browser to help you by blocking ads, and blocking companies from recording your surfing history.
LavaSoft - Ad-Aware
is a free utility that will scan your hard drive and Windows registry to detect any spyware resident on your hard drive.
An integrated suite of calendar, address book, Email, reminders, etc.
Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website
A Five Billion US$ (as of 1996, much more now) worldwide Scam which has run since the early 1980's under Successive Governments of Nigeria. Access this website to learn how to protect yourself.
.... from "www.pdf955.com", an extensive list of pdf-related websites.
Give us just 5 to 10 minutes a month, and we'll help you protect yourself -- and avoid being taken by -- Internet scams and fraud.
Urban legends you need to read about: virises and scams, etc.
The Spam Letters
The spam examples are by spammers. The replies are by Jonathan Land, except where noted. A humourous book.
This page provides answers to spam-related frequently-asked questions (FAQs).
Not sure if the free software you are about to download is in fact a so-called Spyware, or adware or otherwise advertising enhanced product that installs additional third party components on your system?
The University of Michigan Virus Busters are a group of Information Technology Division staff members at the University of Michigan. We are dedicated to assisting the U-M community with the control and prevention of computer viruses.
Another free Spyware Buster.
Info on calendars, address books, Email reminders, invitations, notepad, etc.
Bringing the best personal computing products and support to everyone.
Beginners and Internet Help Information
Brad Appleton's Operating Systems Links
This page is intended to provide a variety of resources for users of the various commercial and freely-available bsd operating systems.
Current Operating Systems Projects and OS-related Research
FreshMeat maintains the Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform software.
The Online Network for the global Geek community.
GNU Operating System
The central source for Linux information, software, documentation, how-tos and answers.
This Linux site is dedicated to providing tutorials, help, documentation, on-line training, guides and links for Linux users.
The Linux portal.
The latest technology news.
We have been covering the Linux and free software communities since 1998. Our aim is to provide complete information from the development community in a concise, well-written, and objective manner.
Ultra-secure Multi-platform Operating System.
Operating Systems (OS) - Links
Operating Systems Projects
Review of Operating Systems
Some NT Resources on the Web
StarOffice Office Suite
A complete suite of free office applications that reads and writes Microsoft Office files.
Surf Win95 Mega Guide
Unix Guru Universe
The Unix platform for commercial use.
UNIXhelp for Users
UNIXhelp for Users
Windows 98 Help
Window Managers for the X Window System
The new Canadian Linux website.
AMD believes that what a company stands for is as important as what it produces.
A computer store chain in the south central Ontario region.
Using a 1-800 number, or go to a local store for cartridges and/or ink refill packs for various makes of printers. 1600 Stores Worldwide.
Computer Systems Centre
The original and the premiere data backup and restore utility for Outlook Express users.
Canada's largest inkjet and toner franchise.
Your complete laptop service and sales centre, specializing in laptop repairs. We carry a large inventory of laptops omponents and accessories. Trade in your laptop! It's time to get the performance you deserve. Trade your notebook in towards a newer, faster model and you only pay the difference.
Muskoka Computes and Hobbies
Shop AMD Worldwide
AMD’s graphics and computing technologies power a variety of solutions including PCs, game consoles and the servers that drive the Internet and businesses.
Aberdeen, Inc. - Custom Systems and Computer Hardware
The easiest way to find the computer store which you are seeking in Canada or the U.S. Compshops.com is the best resource for those trying to find computer stores in your city.
Computer Network Accessories
Computers & Peripherals Multimedia Centre
Daiwa Distribution Inc.
Factory Direct Computer Outlet
Hewlett Packard Canada
Intel Products & Services Directory
Iomega Data Recovery
Zip drives, CDRs, backups.
ITS - Intelligent Technology Solutions
Kingston Technology Company
Official website containing Search, News, Product Outlets, & Tips.
With over fifteen years of Canadian PC wholesale experience, we're now bringing that experience online! Based on our extensive knowledge and network, we're going to provide you with the best price, selection and service.
Sage Accpac ERP Solutions
Canada's best-selling small business accounting package.
Appgen Financial Management Software
Products and services that help our customers transition from the Windows software world to the Linux software world.
For instant messaging for Linux.
Accounting software for Linux.
IBM - New Express Program
Fresh ISOs, just like Mom used to burn.
Norton by Symantec
Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking
Try the world's best-selling speech recognition software.
An international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.
Pass The Shareware
The home of award-winning macro utilities & Windows automation tools and desktop management software.
Their product base is all things LINUX.
Don't overlook our "Try Before You Buy" option.
Our core business is providing software and services to allow games designed for Windows to be played on other platforms.
VMware is the global leader of virtual machine software for Intel computers.
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