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www.extremetech.com

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www.G4tv.com

SlashDot.org

BroadBand:

www.broadbandreports.com

www.speedguide.net


Baltimore & DC News: www.computeruser.com

Up-To-The-Minute:
Google Sci/Tech news



Security News  
 

The Register - Security

DarkNet.org.uk

Dark Reading.com

RedHerring.com

InfoSecNews.org
(scroll down archives page)

Sans Virii Storm Center

SecurityFocus.com

GlobalSecurity.org

The Hacker Report

Packet Storm Security

 
Security News Portal

The Sans School
 
CISSP Central



Cert Sites. . .

Cert Central of the Web:
www.gocertify.com

FREE Cert Examnotes

CramSession Study Guides (most guides are under $10)

Register to take a Cert Exam: www.prometric.com

Hot Certs for 2006
 


PDA News

PocketPCthoughts.com

PalmInfoCenter.com
 




18004MEMORY.COM



 

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Tech Support Simulators & Utilities: 

1. Free Online Computer Help for Everyone: www.computerhope.com
    
2. Sims: http://www.oyah.net/isims.php (Step-by-Step I-Sim's on modems & software)

3. Modem Help & Sims:  http://www.modemhelp.net

4. DNS Utilities: www.dnsstuff.com (Lookups, Ping, Tracert, IP Routing, DNS Timing, WhoIs)

5. Glenn's Comcast Helper Page: http://home.comcast.net/~comcast_helper/

6. How Stuff Work's Computer Stuff:  http://computer.howstuffworks.com/

7. Microsoft's Knowledge Base: http://support.microsoft.com

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SPYWARE & Computer Security:
Never heard of "spyware"? Check this out: SPYWAREINFO.COM (don't try Spy Sweeper... it's junk)

Some Unusual Adware/Spyware & Browser Hijackers
:  

Name Type Removal
Incredifind Hijacker Website

           OR..... Try searching for Incredifind Files & Folders on your harddrive, then manually delete them.

EAnthology Program Download the Uninstaller
WildTangent Program Website

Popular Anti-Spyware Downloads:  
 
A V G     Windows Defender     Adaware SE     SpyBot S&D 1.3
*Know of any that aren't listed above or in any of the Referral sites below? Please email us.


Spyware Reference Sites:

.: very user friendly computer security site: www.siena.edu/antivirus
    * Recommended by Jack R. - Thank you!
.:  www.PestPatrol.com
.:  www.PChell.com/support/spyware.shtml
.:  http://www.spyany.com/program/article_adware_spyware_remove.html

.:  SpywareInfo "File Sharing" Programs... spywareinfo.com
.:  The Cleaner Anti-Trojan... moosoft.com/thecleaner
.:  Spybot Search & Destroy... www.safer-networking.org
.:  Spychecker Database... spychecker.com
.:  Symantec's info. site... symantec.com/avcenter/index.html
.:  Great list of Windows "Startup Group" programs... Pacman's Portal

.:   THE ULTIMATE SPYWARE DEFENSE GUIDE: http://techtarget.texterity.com/mcafee/spyware/ 

Download Shareware & Freeware:

1. CNet's Download Site: www.download.com

2. Tucow's: www.tucows.com


Operating Systems ...

 Best Overall Guide: www.blackviper.com/articles/os/osguides.htm
  * Recommended by Rolando V. - Thank you!

Linux & Linux Tools:


James's Learning Linux site: http://home.comcast.net/~jravens/linux/linux.html

EMACS - http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html
EMACS commands - http://userpages.umbc.edu/~cthoma10/emacs.html

GCC - http://www.gnu.org/software/gcc/gcc.html


Unix & working with Cygwin:

Unix - Unix Central (history, flavors, getting started, glossary)
             - created by the guys at Unix Guru Universe


Unix - Unix.org
         
TechTutorial's Unix Central:     
    Basic Unix Help

Basic Unix Tutorial     List of Commands     Working with Files     Creating & Using Directories    

Unix System Administration: Online Book
How to Backup Data on Unix  
System Administrator's Resources             

Tutorials for Linux Newbies
.: Linux OS and Server Packages Tutorial
.: linuxcommand.org
 General Open Source & Security Links
.: These folks pioneered the Open Source movement...GNU/Free Software Foundation
.: Gnome Desktop Environment Home...gnome.org
.: "K" Desktop Environment (KDE) Home...kde.org
.: XFree86 Home...xfree86.org
.: A great open source web server and other utilities...apache.org
.: Great server for file and print sharing between Windows and Un*x machines...samba.org
.: Security Administrator's Integrated Network Tool...saintcorporation.com/
.: NMAP- network analysis tool (port scanner)...insecure.org/nmap/
.: Nessus - vulnerability scanner... nessus.org
.: Metasploit - perform penetration testing... metasploit.com
.: Various types of hacking... johnny.ihackstuff.com
.: A script for setting up IPTables (easy and extensible)...Endoshield
.: The leading Linux Distribution in the US...redhat.com
.: A consortium of Linux Companies...unitedlinux.com
.: Google hacking article... informit.com/articles/
 Open Source / Unix Journals and General Reference
.: A very good Linux online journal...linux.org
.: Linuxworld...linuxworld.com
.: LinuxPlanet...linuxplanet.com
.: SlashDot...slashdot.org
.: Sys Admin Magazine...samag.com
.: USAIL...ussg.iu.edu/usail
.: UNIX Review...unixreview.com
.: UNIXhelp for Users...
.: Linux Documentation Project...ibiblio.org/mdw
.: A great UN*X site; all flavors...Unix Guru Universe
.: Hardening your Linux box... 
 Language / Scripting Help
.: AWK User's Guide...
.: CGI-lib home...
.: Perl.com...
.: Libwww-perl...
.: Shell scripting tutorial...
 Great Open Source / Unix Download Sites
.: Two great sites to get freeware/shareware utilities...sourceforge.net and freshmeat.net
.: Linux Center (more Linux downloads/docs.)...portalux.com
.: LinuxApps.com (still more Linux downloads)...linuxapps.com
.: Tucows (even more Linux downloads!)...linux.tucows.com
 


Windows:
Microsoft Support: http://support.microsoft.com


New Products      Near End Mainstream Support      Near End of Extended Support

Products No Longer Supported


Microsoft's OEM Contact List: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;65416 
* Recommended by Ben H. - Thank you!

Run MSconfig Startup from Web:http://www.techadvice.cc/files/s29k2/w98/msconfig.exe


Learn More about Windows using Screen Shot walkthroughs: www.wown.com


Other Server OSs:
MAC OSX          Debian Linux        FreeBSD       IBM's OS-2        Novell NetWare

Glenn's Wanna-Be Apple Kbase     IBM's AIX unix

Red Hat Linux Enterprise        Sun's Solaris        Windows Server


FREE Definitive Guides on Networking Technologies: cc.realtimepublishers.com
* Registration is required to create a User Name & Password

Learn Programming...


Computer Org & Design/Assembly & Machine Language:
Book: Computer Organization & Design Website (page takes a little time to load)
You'll need a simulator to run code: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~larus/spim.html

C: Teach Yourself C in 21 Days: http://lib.daemon.am/Books/C/
Getting the CYGWIN compiler - www.cygwin.com
CYGWIN FAQ - http://cygwin.com/faq/
RUNNING HELLO.c IN CYGWIN-http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/programming.html#GCC

C++: http://www.icce.rug.nl/documents/cplusplus/
Rec'd Books: http://www.deitel.com/ and C++ for Dummies


HTML:
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/#tutorials
.: Excellent web tutorials (HTML, XML, scripting)...www.w3schools.com
.: A good HTML tutorial...activejump.com
.: A great link for "coloring" your web pages...garvick.com
.: Bare Bones guide to HTML...werbach.com/barebones
.: WebCom..HTML Resources Guide...webcom.com/webcom/html
.: Web Monkey...hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey


Learn Other Technologies...

Wireless:

- Standards: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/wireless/interactive/wireless101/index.html
- The Protocol: http://www.wapforum.org/what/index.htm

USB technology: www.usb.org

Learn more about the World Wide Web: www.w3c.org

Firewall Forensics:
http://www.robertgraham.com/pubs/firewall-seen.html

Free Online class in Beginner's Programming: Barnes & Noble: Online University 

OneStopShop Learning Various Technologies
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/usail/index/index.html


General Troubleshooting Links
.: Google Groups... groups.google.com
.: Apple's knowledgebase... www.info.apple.com
.: Need a boot disk for your OS?... bootdisk.com
.: Microsoft's knowledgebase... support.microsoft.com
.: This site may help with "weird" error codes... modemhelp.net/errorsindex.shtml
.: Because everyone's been here from time to time... pchell.com
.: Location *and Contents* of .cab files on Microsoft OEM CDs...
   modem-help.co.uk/help/cab.html#l98
.: Microsoft DLL help Database... support.microsoft.com
.: ActiveWin Registry tips... activewin.com
.: Windows TCP/IP Registry Entries... support.microsoft.com
.: Description of Windows95 Startup Process... support.microsoft.com
.: ComputerHope NIC Drivers... computerhope.com/drivers
 
 Internet Troubleshooting & Information Links
.: Network tools for troubleshooting networks... all-nettools.com
.: IP information Search... arin.net 
.: IP/DNS/WhoIS & Network Tools... dnsstuff.com
.: Great internet info. site... samspade.org
.: A great online PC diagnostics site... pcpitstop.com
.: A great online anti-virus scanner... housecall.trendmicro.com
.: Pest Patrol's categorized list of 'net pests... pestpatrol.com
 
Assorted General Download Sites / Programs / Utilities
.: Tucows...tucows.com
.: C/Net Downloads...download.com
.: AnalogX Downloads...analogx.com
.: Mozilla Firebird, a feature-rich, lightning-fast browser...Web Download
.: Mozilla Thunderbird, a feature-rich mail client...Web Download
.: An excellent SSH client for Windows...PuTTY
.: Winamp...winamp.com
.: An excellent, lightweight proxy program that runs under
   Windows...analogx.com
.: Donate your extra CPU cycles to finding "ET"...Seti@Home
.: Donate your extra CPU cycles to finding cures for cancer...Grid.org
.: Mailwasher..to delete/bounce spam before it gets to your   
   computer...mailwasher.net 

 
 Satire / Humor / News
.: BBSpot...bbspot.com
.: The Register...theregister.co.uk
.: The Onion...theonion.com
 
General Reference / Info.
.: CERT...cert.org
.: C/Net...cnet.com
.: CCI alphabetized list of file extensions...computeruser.com
.: Tom's Hardware...tomshardware.com
.: Internet.com...internet.com
.: MSDN Library...msdn.microsoft.com
.: Win2K,XP,.Net info...labmice.net
.: Windows Registry Guide...winguides.com/registry
.: O'Reilly.com (you know..the "woodcut" books)...oreilly.com
 
 Modding
.: Pimprig.com
.: Case-mod.com


Don't Rely on high price computer stores to buy your technical goodies.
Here's some alternate places to get your hardware:

Hardware Shows in your Area:
http://www.marketproshows.com/visitor/search.asp

Best of the Web:
www.newegg.com

Our Favorite:
www.pricewatch.com


Take the time to Try Various Web Browsers:

IE: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/ie7/default.mspx
Firefox:
www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
Mozilla:
www.mozilla.org
Netscape:
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp
Opera:
www.opera.com
 

Google

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