Personal Computing

Personal Computing plays an integral part in our lives today. It's no longer just a productivity tool to get work done more efficiently. Personal Computers are interwoven into our social culture. E-Mail was the killer application that made this happen. This section was set up to make it easy to find the websites and resources you might need in order to enhance your personal computing expertise. Knowledge creates happiness.

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[Anti-Virus] [Blogging] [Domains] [Download Sites] [E-Mail] [File Sharing] [Instant Messaging] [Linux] [Magazines] [Manufacturers] [RSS Readers] [Search] [Shopping] [Social Networks] [Web Browsers] [Wikis] [Wireless]

Avast has become one of the most popular full-featured FREE anti-virus applications for Microsoft Windows users.

McAfee by Intel markets McAfee Virus Scan and related security products and services.

Symantec sells computer software, particularly in the realms of security and information management. They are well known for their Norton Anti-Virus software.

Kaspersky provides anti-virus software for home or business.

F-Secure protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks.

Panda Security is a leading developer and provider of integrated security solutions to combat viruses, hackers, Trojans, spyware, phishing, spam and other Internet threats.

Clam AntiVirus is a GPL anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

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Blogger is Google's weblog publishing service.

WordPress is an open-source blog publishing system.

TypePad is a blogging service from company Six Apart Ltd, generally considered the largest paid blogging service in the world.

LiveJournal is a simple-to-use communication tool that lets you express yourself and connect with friends online.

Technorati is a blog search engine.

Ice Rocket specializes in blog search.

Sphere is a blog search engine.

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Go Daddy is an Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, which also sells e-business related software and services. is a provider of domain name registration.

eNom is a domain name registration and services technology company.

Network Solutions manages more than 7.6 million domain names.

Search for On Hold and Expired domain names.

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Download Sites

File Hippo



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Yahoo! Mail

Windows Live Hotmail

AOL Mail

Thunderbird is a free, open-source and cross-platform mail client for most operating systems including, but not limited to, Windows, Linux and Macintosh. It is based on the Mozilla codebase.

Evolution provides integrated mail, address book and calendaring functionality to Linux users; specifically of the GNOME desktop environment.

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File Sharing



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Instant Messaging
Google Hangout is a computer application for Voice over IP and instant messaging, offered by Google.

Yahoo! Messenger is a popular instant messaging client and protocol provided by Yahoo!.

Windows Essentials is part of Microsoft's Windows Live set of online services.

AIM is AOL's instant messenger service.

Skype is eBay's instant messaging client.

meebo allows you to manage multiple IM accounts from the meebo website. You can login from any computer that has an Internet connection.

Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows.

Miranda IM is an open-source multi protocol instant messenger client for Microsoft Windows.

Trillian is a multiprotocol instant messaging application for Windows created by Cerulean Studios that can connect to multiple IM services.

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Ubuntu is a widely used Linux distribution predominantly targeted at personal computers.

PCLinuxOS is one of the world�s up and coming providers of a Linux Desktop Solution.

Extreme performance, configurability and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience.

Fedora is the Linux distribution officially sponsored by Red Hat.

The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system.

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PC Magazine

PC World

Computer Shopper


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Dell develops, manufactures, sells and supports PC's, servers, data storage devices, network switches, PDA's, software, computer peripherals, and more.

Apple develops, sells, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, computer software, and computer hardware accessories.

Hewlett-Packard is currently the world's largest information technology corporation and is known worldwide for its printers and PC's.

Acer's product offering includes desktops and laptops, servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users.

Lenovo is the largest Chinese PC manufacturer.

Vaio is a sub brand for many of Sony's computer products.

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RSS Readers
RSS Bandit


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Newegg is an online computer hardware and software retailer.

CDW is a leading reseller of computer hardware, software and supplies. Along with its warehouse-attached showroom in Illinois, CDW takes orders from its catalog via mail order, telephone and the Internet.

CyberPower manufactures and distribute various customized high-end gaming machines, notebook systems and high performance workstations.

eCost sells computer hardware, software, peripherals and other consumer products.

Provantage is a leading independent dealer of technology and PC products on the web.

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Social Networks
MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos. helps members find, connect and keep-in-touch with friends and acquaintances from throughout their lives � including kindergarten, primary school, high school, college, work and the United States military.

Bebo users can post pictures, write blogs and send messages to one another.

Facebook is a social network that was originally developed for university students, faculty and staff. But it has since expanded to include everyone, including high school, corporate and geographic communities.

With Vox, you can meet new people or keep in touch with friends, start a blog, post photos, watch videos, create a group, or just discover interesting things.

Mashable is the world's largest blog focused exclusively on social networks.

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Web Browsers
The Opera Browser is a high-quality, multi-platform product for a wide range of operating systems and embedded Internet products.

Internet Explorer is Microsoft's very popular web browser.

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc., and is available as part of Mac OS X.

Camino is a free, open source, graphical Web browser based on Mozilla's Gecko layout engine and specifically designed for the Mac OS X family of operating systems.

Epiphany is a Linux web browser; specifically for the GNOME desktop.

Galeon is a Linux web browser; specifically for the GNOME desktop.

Konqueror is a Linux file manager, web browser and file viewer, developed specifically for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

Flock is a web browser heavily based upon Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla technologies. Flock's creators call it a "social browser", due to its ability to interact with popular social networking web services. Such web services include Flickr,, and Technorati, Photobucket.

SeaMonkey is a Web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat client, and HTML editor.

Maxthon (formerly MyIE2) (pronounced "max-ton") Maxthon is a China-based web browser. Maxthon has developed a growing user base, especially in China, and in 2006 it has received commercial backing for its upcoming version Maxthon 2.0, currently in beta.

Avant is a popular freeware web browser.

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Socialtext is a leading enterprise wiki.

TiddlyWiki is a reusable non-linear personal web notebook.

TravBuddy is a social network for travelers.

Wetpaint combines the best aspects of wikis, blogs, forums and social networks so anyone can click and type on the web.

Zoho Wiki is a hosted Wiki for your Enterprise. It helps your team to share ideas in their private space.

Find the wiki that's right with you.

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D-Link manufactures wireless and Ethernet computer networking products.

Encore Electronics specializes in wireless and Ethernet networking solutions for small offices and home users.

Netgear is a manufacturer of computer networking equipment and other computer hardware.

Linksys is a division of Cisco Systems that sells products for home and small office networks.

TRENDnet hardware enables customers to connect to the Internet, share multimedia content, connect peripherals and transfer files at their home, office or on the road.

U.S. Robotics makes computer modems and related technologies.

Westell's primary business is producing DSL modems for the home and small office.

Zoom Technologies designs and produces Voice over IP Gateways, DSL modems, cable modems, dial-up modems, Bluetooth products, and other communications products.

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