Updates: This site will check your system to see
if any updates are required and will download and install what you
select. Make sure you get all of the critical ones.
Speed Tests: This site is designed to test dial-up
modems. Try it out if you are not happy with your online speed.
Security: Probably no one knows more about
Internet security than Seve Gibson. His site will check your system to
vulnerability from hackers. Run Shields Up
and Probe My Ports to see
how vulnerable you are.
Traffic Report: This takes you to the home page of
the Inernet Traffic Report so that you can see what traffic is like
around the world. Click on a location to see more details. Numbers near
100 are best
Want to learn more and stay up to date? This site has reviews, tips and
tutorials but is tending more toward industrial users.
PC World: Somewhat
more user oriented than PC Mag, it offers loads of tips and produces
the "Top Ten" list of computers and related items.
|Cable and DSL Speed Tests:
If you have a high speed Inernet connection, this is the place to check
it out. You can use the configuration updates to dramatically increase
your online speed.
you get a Windows Error such as "msvcr40.dll causes page fault...."
type in "msvcrt40.dll" into the Google search box and find how how to
site provides product reviews that you should read before you buy. Also
use it to search for lowest prices on items. Even if you don't buy
online it's nice to use as a price guide in buying at a store.
This site is called "Computer Hope" and if you
can't find it here it probably doesn't exist. It covers every operating
system including DOS. It has a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions
section on each subject. And there are examples and instructions on
many applications such as Word, Photoshop, Excell etc.
|PCPitstop will test your
computer, compare it to similar computers and offer tips to improve
performance. Read through the instructions before you start.
|| This calandar site has a 100
year calandar for 1900 to 2005 and a 10,000 year calandar. There are
links to many specialty calandars such as Mayan and Chinese. It also
has calculators including one to calculate the number of days between