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Abbreviations - Definitions

http://email.about.com/cs/smileysacronyms- e-mail Acronyms

http://members.aol.com/JB44/dictionary.html - Beginner's Guide To Net Jargon And Computerese

http://whatis.techtarget.com/ - Definitions for thousands of the most current IT-related words.

http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/ - free online dictionary of computing

http://www.freewarehof.org/acronyms.html - Acronyms Used in the Computer Community

http://www.genealogy-quest.com/glossaries/abbrev1.html - abbreviated terms part 1

http://www.genealogy-quest.com/glossaries/abbrev2.html - abbreviated terms part 2

http://www.geocities.com/ikind_babel/babel/babel.html - Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms

http://www.glossarist.com/ -a searchable and categorized directory of glossaries

http://www.instantweb.com/D/dictionary/contents.html - online computing dictionary

http://www.pacificnet.net//jue/docs/emoticons.html - Unofficial Smilie Dictionary and Emoticons

http://www.techtionary.com/index_in.html - animated dictionary paid site

http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/ - IT (information technology) term encyclopedia

http://www.webfoot.com/advice/email.jargon.html?Email - Beginner's Guide to Email Acronyms and Jargon

http://www.webopedia.com// - online dictionary and search engine

http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/

Beginners

http://computing.net/howto/ - How Tos

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~besley/basic.html - basic tasks explained

http://library.albany.edu/internet/ - Internet Tutorials - site has a lot to offer

http://members.aol.com/shobansen3/index.html - written in plain English especially for those over 50

http://netforbeginners.about.com/ - Internet for Beginners

http://personal-computer-tutor.com/ - many tutorials some free some not

http://webtechu.com/ - Web Tech University has several free courses available

http://www.5starsupport.com/ - sign up for newsletter - donations requested

http://www.computerhope.com/ - Free Computer Help

http://www.cyndislist.com/internet.htm - helpful resources online

http://www.geekgirls.com/absolute_beginners_02.htm - basic computing

http://www.hplearningcenter.com/?mcID=ez1 - varied computer online instructions and classes

http://www.md4pc.com/questions.htm - PC Clinic†† "The MD for your PC"

http://www.newbieclub.com - the Mysteries of your PC and the Internet Explained - in Plain English

http://www.pchell.com/ - troubleshooting remedies

http://www.pcwebopaedia.com/DidYouKnow/_index.asp - many questions answered here

http://www.spywareinfo.com/ - spy ware info and removal

http://www.stevenchalmers.com/Tips/Outlook.shtml - Outlook Express Keyboard Shortcuts

http://www.surfnetkids.com/webpage.htm - web page tutorials

http://www.worldstart.com/comptips.htm - tips and newsletters

 

Browsers Plus

Internet Explorer http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp

My Bookmarkshttp://www.mybookmarks.com/ - free Internet service for access from anywhere.

Netscape http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/default.jsp

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.aspOpera www.opera.com/- faster loading browser - an alternative to Netscape and Internet Explorer

QuickTime http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qt/ - plugin for Netscape

http://library.albany.edu/internet/http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/reasons.html- Comparison of Mozilla and IE

 

CD Info

CD Check http://www.elpros.si/CDCheck/download.phphttp://www.kvipu.com/CDCheck/ - free utility to check/compare data burned on CD

http://freepages.computers.rootsweb.com/~kthompson/cd_disk.html - define CD types

http://www.br0wn.co.uk/vinyltocd.htm - Vinyl Records to MP3 files and Audio CDs

http://www.cdrfaq.org/ - wonderful how to site

http://www.howstuffworks.com/cd-burner1.htm - nice site to better understand CDs and their operation

 

Computer Building / Components

http://hansworse.freeyellow.com/ - Learn to build your own computer

http://www.amd.com/us-en/ - the AMD site should give you the differences in the chipsets

http://www.pcmech.com/build.htm - build your own computer, server, network

http://www.buildpc.org/buildpc-net.html http://www.tech-advice.freeserve.co.uk/ - free advice

Computer Diagnostic/ Repair and Information

Anti Spy Tools http://www.spychecker.com/software/freeware_antispy.html - many different ones

BeLarc Advisor http://www.belarc.com/Download.html - provides details of installed software and hardware

Ewido http://www.ewido.net/en/ - anti malware and trojan finder

Housecall http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp - you can get a free scan

SiSoftware Sandra http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/sandra - award winning benchmarking software

Speed Fan http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php - fan and temperature monitor.Not all motherboards respond

Spy Audit http://www.webroot.com/services/spyaudit_03.htm?ac=238 - online free scan for spyware

http://computerdocter.com/nursenancy.htm - an ER for your computer

http://doxdesk.com/parasite/ - identify parasites

http://home.cfl.rr.com/eaa/Bandwidth.htm - bandwidth speed modem test

http://home.cnet.com/software/0-6688749-8-9696202-1.html - for your XP nightmares

http://pcpitstop.com/ - on line virus diagnostic

http://promos.mcafee.com/speedometer/test_0150.asp - test speed of computer internet connection

http://www.arin.net/whois/index.html - track address or URL

http://www.dll-files.com/ - dll library

http://www.driverguide.com - find new drivers easier

http://www.geocities.com/maranathapmoore/docs/pcmaint.html - cleanup and maint instructions

http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/ - test the security of your email system

http://www.helponthe.net/ - tech support

http://www.onecomputerguy.com/ - clear, accurate and easy to understand info regarding Win 95/98/2K/XP††††††††††††††††

http://www.pcpinpoint.com/ - subscription service web-based maintenance and repair site with guarantee

http://www.putergeek.com/scandisk_defrag/index.shtml - explanation of Scandisk and Defrag

http://www.suggestafix.com/ - misc topics

http://www.stanford.edu/group/partners/hoaxes.shtmlhttp://www.toejumper.net/bleed9/wince9.htm - trouble shooting and resource guide

http://www.versiontracker.com - find the latest versions of "drivers"and software applications

http://www.windrivers.com - multifaceted computer, driver, virus information & more

http://www.zdnet.com/ - latest computer news

 

Computer Graphics

Cam2pchttp://www.sofotex.com/download/software/2822.html - transfer pictures from digital camera to PC

CleanSkinFX http://www.mediachance.com/digicam/cleanskin.htm - professionally retouch faces

CompuPic http://www.photodex.com/products/compupic_diff.html - easier digital imaging tasks

GIMP http://www.gimp.org/ - GNU Image Manipulation Program

IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/english.htmhttp://www.irfanview.com/ - freeware - be sure to use the latest ver and plugins


Paperport Viewer http://www.downseek.com/download/21158.asp - view and print .max files created by Paperport

Paint.Nethttp://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/PaintNET/1096481993/1 - photo and image editing tool

Paint Shop Pro http://www.jasc.com/products/psp/ - graphic editor

Panorama Facotry http://www.panoramafactory.com/ - stitch several pictures together with seamless results

Photo Access http://www.photoaccess.com/ -more pictures than Webshots - photos downloaded or fee printed

Picture Tray http://www.picturetray.com/ - resizing and rotating pictures

Ulead, PhotoImpact 8 http://www.ulead.com/runme.htm - highly recommended graphics program

Ultimate Paint http://www.ultimatepaint.com/ - for image creation, viewing and manipulation

Webshots http://www.webshots.com/homepage.html - picture inserts

http://www.clipart.com/en/ - paid clip art site

http://www.jasc.com/download_4.asp - several graphic program trial

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Computer Hoax / Virus

http://www.datafellows.com/hoaxes/ - virus and hoax descriptions considered industry standard

http://www.getvirushelp.com/ - understand today's computer viruses and assist in cleaning your own system

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/

http://www.itd.umich.edu/virusbusters/ - get current virus information

http://www.snopes.com/info/search/search.htmhttp://www.snopes.com/snopes.asp - urban legend reference page

http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/hoaxes/ - alphabetical search

http://www.truthorfiction.com - site to check if it is a virus or a hoax - can also subscribe for early notification

http://www.vmyths.com/ - computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria

http://urbanlegends.miningco.com/library/blhoax.htm- alphabetical listing

http://www.getvirushelp.com/

http://www.itd.umich.edu/virusbusters/Computer Instructions

http://help.lockergnome.com/http://newbieclub.com/tutorials/ - they also have a nice newsletter

http://www.howstuffworks.com/ - covers just about any topic

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm - start up tutorial

http://www.rrudder.com/safe/bcc.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson29.htmhttp://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/excel/ - excel tutorial

http://webopedia.internet.com/quick_ref/ - information on common Internet and computer facts and occurrences

 

Computer Miscellaneous

http://members.aol.com/Tuffsearch/tools.html - tools, calendars, and converters

http://www.alphasmart.com/ - AlphaSmart3000 - a computer companion keyboard

http://www.avdeals.com/wavecom.htm - wireless instant phone jack

http://www.infographix.com/ - microfilm reader

http://www.markusjansson.net/ewhybother.html - security test

http://www.staysafeonline.info/ - computer security

 

Computer Memory

MaxMem http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system.htm - set it for aggressive cleanup. http://www.crucial.com/store/listmfgr.asp?cat=RAM - find out what kind of memory your computer requires

Computer Software

a-squared http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

Adobe Acrobat Reader http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

Ad Aware - http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ - alternative is Spybot Search & Destroy

Adsubtracthttp://www.adsubtract.com/downloads.html - some like it better than popup killer

Auto Spell www.spellchecker.com - integration into many popular applications

Auto Sizer http://www.southbaypc.com/AutoSizer/ - automatically resizes any window you specify

AVG http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1 - free virus protection program

AZZ Cardfile - http://www.azzcardfile.com/ - address book plus other uses

BOClean http://www.nsclean.com/boclean.html - detects and eliminates trojan horses

Bookmark Wizzard http://www.moonsoftware.com/download.asp - Scroll Down - other software as well - free

Crossword Compiler http://www.crossword-compiler.com/?thesban - make your own crossword puzzles

Direct X http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx - utilizes features in games more efficiently

Diskeeper Lite http://www.executive.com/downloads/menu.asp - a defrag solution

Easy Uninstall http://www.myxtech.com/p/4203.html - an Aladdin Systems program for safe uninstalls

EasyZip 2000 http://www.thefreesite.com/easyzip111.htm - easy to use, and completely FREE

Email Stripper http://www.papercut.biz/emailStripper.htm - removes all the <<<< from an email

EMS Free Surfer mk II http://www.kolumbus.fi/eero.muhonen/FS/ - surfer companion

http://www.compu-docs.com/links.htmEndItAll http://www.compu-docs.com/links.htm - has both ver 1 and ver 2 as well as many others

EndItAll 2 http://pcmedixwebs.com/enditall.htm - ver 1 better for beginners

Excel, Powerpoint and other Microsoft Viewers http://www.microsoft.com/office/000/viewers.asp

Fentun http://www.fentun.com/ - mime attachment decoder

Fineprint http://www.fineprint.com/ - Control your printing and create PDF documents

FolderMatch http://www.foldermatch.com/ -folder comparison and synchronization software

Folder Watch http://www.diginaut.com/shareware/fw/download.htm - will back up to a local or network drive

File Sync http://www.fileware.com/download.htm - synchronizing data between two hard drives

GetRight http://www.getright.com/ - download manager that doesn't have spyware, will resume if disconnected

GuruNet Free http://www.atomica.com/solutions_products_pc.html - spellchecker +

ieSpell http://www.iespell.com/ - free IE spell checker if you donít have MS Office or Word

Incredimail http://www.incredimail.com/ - email enhancement program - can sometimes cause problems

K-9 http://keir.net/k9_begin.html - spam control through email filtering - pup learns fast

Mail Washer http://www.mailwasher.net/ - wonderful program that helps screen out and bounce back spam

Notable http://www.startmyjournal.com/ - paid program to assist you in writing your lifeís journal

http://www.papercut.biz/emailStripper.htmPersonal Info Manager http://www.palm.com/software/desktop/ - can be used without a Palm just turn off Hotsync

http://software.xfx.net/products/utilities.htmPopup Stopper ††††††† http://www.panicware.com/ - check out review at http://www.hotfiles.com

Powermarks http://www.kaylon.com/power.html - for organizing bookmarks

Primopdfhttp://www.primopdf.com/ - Free PDF Converter

http://www.powerarchiver.com/Print Folder http://no-nonsense-software.com/freeware/ - prints list of file names in a specific folder

Quick Tools http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Reviews/r470.html - quick access to useful tools

Registry First Aid http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/Reg1Aid/ - correct registry errors

Screen Grab Pro http://www.traction-software.co.uk/screengrabpro/ - screen capture tool

http://www.microsoft.comSend To http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/ - program that will allow you to edit the send to menu

Shred 2 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,273,00.asp - secure and sure delete program

Spam Sleuth http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/02zwd9/spam_sleuth.htm - anti spam software

Spy Sweeper http://www.webroot.com/wb/index.php - detects and removes spyware and trojans

SpywareGuard http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/swguard/ - prevents spyware from loading††††††

Spyware Blaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

ThumbsPlus http://www.cerious.com/ customizable image database fully searchable

Trillian http://www.trillian.cc/ - generic version of instant messaging - works with them all

URL Organizer http://www.webattack.com/Freeware/misctools/fwurlorg.shtml

Weather Bug www.weatherbug.com - weather alert

Webshots http://www.webshots.com - web display software

Window washerhttp://www.webroot.com/washer.htm eliminates online and offline tracks to protect your privacy

Win Zip http://www.winzip.com/ - free zip program

WordWeb http://wordweb.info/free/ - thesaurus and dictionary

X-Fonter http://users.pandora.be/eclypse/ -will identify, repair, or uninstall fonts on your system.

Zip Wrangler http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2250-10049051.html http://www.cursorarts.com/ca_zw.html - Free zipping/unzipping program

Zone Alarm http://zonealarm.com/ - a free firewall

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~besley/software.htm - lots of mostly free software

http://software.xfx.net/products/utilities.htmhttp://www.irfanview.com/english.htmhttp://www.karenware.com/powertools/http://www.jumbo.com/ - has various software

http://www.k7v.com/nonags/calcs.html - many kinds of calculators

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/powertools.asp - wide variety of software

http://www.komando.com/tips_show.asp?showID=2787 - software you donít want and how to get rid of them

http://www.microsoft.com/office/000/viewers.asphttp://www.moonsoftware.com/download.asp - lots of software

http://www.techtv.com/ - lots of software and a whole lot more

http://www.tucows.com/system/preview/195501.htmlhttp://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=13190&db=winhttp://www.webattack.com/Freeware/misctools/fwurlorg.shtmlhttp://www.spellchecker.comhttp://www.zdnet.com/ - various downloads and lots of software information

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Computer Utility

Add/Remove Plus http://aurelitec.com/ - better way to uninstall programs

AllChars http://allchars.zwolnet.com/ - program to handle special characters on your keyboard

BCWipe http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/bcwipe.htm - securely deletes your files

Click Book http://www.wugnet.com/shareware/spow.asp?ID=285 - easy-to-use printing utility

FavOrg http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,108438,00.asp- PC Magazine utility

Fresh Download - http://www.freshdevices.com/ - free utilities

Get Right http://www.getright.com/- download manager if youíre disconnected during a download

Google Toolbar http://toolbar.google.com/ - only for MS Windows and Internet Explorer Ver 5 or later

HD Valet http://www.bootdisk.com/utility.htm - performs similar to Window Washer - site lists many utilities

K9 http://keir.net/k9.html - spam filtering program - said it takes some training, but works great

McAfee Uninstaller http://www.mcafee.com/myapps/muo/default.asp - safely removed unwanted programs

Pdf995http://www.pdf995.com/ - converts a file to the pdf format

PowerArchiver http://www.powerarchiver.com/ - archive utility supports zips

Printkey 2000 http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/00zwd2/printkey2000.htm - Screen Capture Utility

Real One http://www.real.com/realone/ - replaces Real Player

Spam Weasel http://www.mailgate.com/products/spamweas/sw_feat.asp - junkmail-busting freeware utility

Stay Connected http://www.inklineglobal.com/products/sc/ - keeps you from being cut off while online

System Information http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Reviews/r445.html - view system information w/out risk

Tweak Manager http://www.winguides.com/tweak/ - easily edit the registry

 

Cookies

Privacy Companion http://www.idcide.com/pages/per_intro.htm - tells who is putting a cookie on your computer

Desktop Publishing

http://desktoppub.about.com/library/weekly/aa011502a.htm - deals with desktop publishing issues†††††††

 

Digital cameras

http://pcphotoreview.com/PhotoRescue http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/ - recover deleted pictures from data chip if not reused.

http://pcphotoreview.com/

http://www.dpreview.com/

http://www.megapixel.net/html/issueindex.html

http://www.pcphotomag.com/

http://www.shortcourses.com/

 

Download Tests

http://www.numion.com/Calculators/ - many tests

 

Email

http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/listadmins/headersfull.html - view full headers on email to see real author

http://www.larrysworld.com/articles/lat_junkmail.htm - eliminate junk mail

http://www.mail2web.com/ - check any email account from any computer

http://www.rrudder.com/safe/bcc.html - sending blind copies in various email programs

 

Email Address Locator

http://mesa.rrzn.uni-hannover.de - worldwide email directory

http://www.addresses.com/

 

Email Forwarding

http://switchemail.com/ - allows forwarding of email when you change ISP

http://www.email.com/

http://www.freshaddress.com - Change of Email Address Directory

http://www.returnpath.net/ - allows forwarding of email when you change ISP

 

Email Netiquette

http://www.woodgate.org/FAQs/netiquette.html

http://jade.wabash.edu/wabnet/info/netiquet.htmhttp://www.learnthenet.com/english/html/09netiqt.htm

http://www.lepak.com/emailet.html

http://www.library.yale.edu/training/netiquette/

http://www.seniortechcenter.org/info/articles.php?aid=294

http://www.webfoot.com/advice/email.top.html

 

Email Programs

Eudora http://www.eudora.com/

Juno http://www.juno.com/

Mozillahttp://www.mozilla.com/ - utilizes the gecko engine of Netscape, but without AOL strings attached.

Pegasus Mail http://www.pmail.com/ - Pegasus Mail is a free, standards-based electronic mail client

Pocomail http://www.pocomail.com/ - award-winning e-mail application

The Bat http://www.ritlabs.com/the_bat/ - powerful, highly configurable, yet easy to use email client.

 

Extension

http://filext.com/howtouse.htm - extensions listed alphabetically

http://www.icdatamaster.com/ - extensions listed alphabetically

http://www.sharpened.net/helpcenter/extensions.php - extensions listed alphabetically

Gedcom file

GENViewer http://www.mudcreek.ca/ - used to view and clean up any GEDCOM files and others.

Tree Draw http://www.spansoft.org/ - will draw charts directly from a GEDCOM file - other software as well

http://www.ancestralauthor.com/support/makecd.htm - making genealogy cd - applies to any cd creation

http://www.angelfire.com/mt/forbesnewbies/gedcom.html - how to make a gedcom

http://www.ged4web.com/gedcom.htm - define gedcom

 

Genealogy Software

Ancestral Questhttp://www.ancquest.com/ - researchers can work on the same files via Internet in real time.

Ancestry Family Tree http://aft.ancestry.com/ - integrates nicely with Ancestry.com's online genealogy databases

Brothers Keeper by John Steed http://www.bkwin.net - leading shareware genealogy program

Clooz http://www.clooz.com/ - electronic filing cabinet for genealogical records

Cumberland Family Tree http://www.cf-software.com/ - many features, multi-lingual, easy-to-use

Family Historian http://www.family-historian.co.uk/ - program from England uses a GEDCOM file as its database

Family Tree Legends http://www.familytreelegends.com/ - has real time Internet Backup

Family Tree Maker http://www.FamilyTreeMaker.com - popular program, although not the most powerful

FTM viewer http://globalgenealogy.com/cdviewer.htmhttp://www.genealogy.com/abtffiv.html - not really needed unless it is an older program

Generations Grande Suite http://www.gwest.org/gengrsu.htm - link shows cd contents

GedStar http://www.ghcssoftware.com/gedstar.htm - genealogy viewer for palms

GedWise http://www.batteryparksoftware.com/index.html#Features - genealogy database viewer for palms

http://globalgenealogy.com/cdviewer.htmHeredis http://www.myheredis.com - best-selling genealogy program in France also available elsewhere

Legacy http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Index.asp - best free program also has commercial version

Personal Ancestral File PAF http://familysearch.org/ - free - Order/Download Products at the top of the page

Pocket Genealogist http://www.northernhillssoftware.com/ - for the PocketPC, Palm-Size PC, Handhelds

Reunion http://www.leisterpro.com/ - probably the best Mac program - all others are Windows programs

RootsMagic http://www.rootsmagic.com/ - author and creator is Bruce Buzbee who wrote Family Origins. RootsMagic made its debut in February of 2003.New, easy-to-use program with excellent credentials.This one is my personal recommendation.

The Master Genealogist http://www.whollygenes.com/tmg5.htm- powerful program but has a steep learning curve

http://www.lkessler.com/gplinks.shtml - Louis Kessler's Genealogy Program Links - good reviews

Internet Service Providers (ISP)

http://fepg.net/ - free email providers

http://thelist.com/ - list of all in your area

http://www.findanisp.com- ISP Directory

http://www.cnet.com/internet/0-3761.html- CNET

http://www.computeruser.com/resources/isp/index.html- ComputerUser's ISP - Web Hosting Directory

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Mailing Lists

http://lists.rootsweb.com/

http://www.cyndislist.com/This one is set up for announcements only.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail.html - collection of different mailing lists - find one and join http://www.rootsweb.com/~newbie/†† - good mailing list for help with either computers or genealogy

 

Newsletters

http://www.dearmyrtle.com/ - mostly genealogy

http://www.komando.com/ - Kim Komando - mostly computer related

http://www.langa.com - Fred Langaís Langalist - mostly computer related

http://blog.eogn.com/ - Dick Eastman - mostly genealogy

http://www.tourbus.com/ - mostly computer related

 

Passwords

Password Recovery XP http://www.iopus.com/password_recovery.htm - works automatically on Web pages

http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com/ - good place to check all rootsweb lists & info

http://www.iopus.om

Printing

Kinkos File Prep Tool http://www.kinkos.com/our_services/online/kfp/kfp.php - for printing wall charts

 

Scanners

http://www.howstuffworks.com/scanner4.htm - how scanners work

http://hh385.hiphip.com/merchant/docuport_home.htmhttp://www.niad.sussex.ac.uk/product_details.cfm?ID=1047 - Docupen scanner

http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,1874,7497,00.asp

http://www.howstuffworks.com/scanner4.htmhttp://www.scantips.com/ - tips

Web Page

http://accounts.rootsweb.com/ - Free Rootsweb Accounts / Family Webpage

http://aft.ancestry.com/ - Ancestry Family Free WebPage

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/directory/genealogy.html - alphabetized list

http://freepages.rootsweb.com/directory/genealogy.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~websites/

 

Windows

http://www.aumha.org/ - Windows support center

http://www.easydesksoftware.com/recovery.htm- create your own Win CD from the manufacturers Recovery Disk

http://www.pcmag.com/

http://www.zdnet.com/

 

Word Processor

602 Suite - http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/

Abi Word - http://www.abisource.com/

Easy Office http://www.e-press.com/demo_downloads.html - small and fast download

Open Office http://www.openoffice.org/ - word processor, spreadsheet and presentation program capture Microsoft Office's look and some of the most popular features without the $479 price tag and anti-piracy measures.

http://www.software602.com/products/pcs/Star Office - http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/

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