|2009-04-16, 16:19||Link #1|
Computer Help FAQ
Additionally, this FAQ is not a substitute for seeking professional help.AnimeSuki is not responsible for your computer if anything goes wrong. i just offer advice and I'am not a substitute for taking your computer to see professional help.
PC Tech Support and Coding FAQ
At times, your computer may have problems connecting to the internet. This can because by something a user did or by spyware and viruses. The best tool to fix this is called Winsock Fix. One little note before using it, please remember to back up your files and settings (it is an option on Winsock Fix) before you click Fix. If you don't, you could end up screwing up your computer even worse than before.
I thought I'd compile a list of some free and easy web hosting sites... I'll edit this later and add on descriptions of each. Some give images, some all types of media, and etc.Ok so i've just come up with this, inspired semi by other forums and a rather lame previous attempt by myself so here is a list of Freeware for windows, i still have more to add so bear with me.
* Adobe Reader - http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
* CutePDF Writer - http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
* PDF Explorer - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pdfexplorer.html
CD Burning and ISO Extraction
* DeepBurner - http://www.deepburner.com/
* CDBurnerXP Pro - http://www.cdburnerxp.se/download.php
* DuBaron cd2iso - http://www.dubaron.com/cd2iso/
Compression and Encryption
* IZSoft IZArc - http://www.izarc.org/download.html
* WinRAR - http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
* AB AxCrypt - http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/
* SysInternals PageDefrag - http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PageDefrag.html
* Gaim - http://gaim.sourceforge.net/win32/index.php
* Google Talk - http://www.google.com/talk/
* Msn messenger 7.5 - http://messenger.msn.com/
* Aol Instant Messenger - http://www.aim.com/
* Yahoo Messenger - http://messenger.yahoo.com/
* ICQ - http://www.icq.com/download/
* Trillian Basic - http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/downloads/
* The GIMP - http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html
* PhotoFiltre - http://www.photofiltre.com/
* Image Browser Arctic - http://www.uticasoft.com/
* Paint.NET - http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/download.html
* Pixia - http://park18.wakwak.com/~pixia/download.htm
* Kerio Personal Firewall - http://www.kerio.com/kpf_home.html
* Zone Labs ZoneAlarm - http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...=dbtopnav_zaav
* Agnitum Outpost Free Firewall - http://www.agnitum.com/products/
* AnalogX PacketMon - http://www.analogx.com/contents/down...twork/pmon.htm
* Ethereal - http://www.ethereal.com/download.html
* Sniphere - http://www.securesphere.net/html/projects_sniphere.php
* Mozilla Firefox - http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
* Flock - http://www.flock.com/developer/
* Portable Firefox - http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/
* Opera - http://www.opera.com/
* Maxthon - http://www.maxthon.com/download.htm
* Deepnet Explorer - http://www.deepnetexplorer.com/
* Avant Broswer - http://www.avantbrowser.com/download.html
* Mozilla Thunderbird - http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
* I.Scribe - http://www.memecode.com/scribe.php
* Koma-Mail - http://www.koma-code.de/index.php?op...&id=5&Itemid=6
* dBpowerAMP Audio Player - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dbpoweramp.htm
* WinAmp - http://www.winamp.com/
* Quintessential Player - http://www.quinnware.com/downloads.php
* MusikCube - http://www.musikcube.com/page/main/download
* Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal - http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
* Spybot - Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
* SpywareBlaster - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
* Hitman Pro - http://www.hitmanpro.nl/
Benchmarking and Information
* Fresh Diagnose - http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdiag.html
* CPU-Z - http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
* XP-Antispy - http://xp-antispy.org/index.php?opti...sellang&iso=en
* FireTune - http://www.totalidea.com/freestuff4.htm#down
* Fresh UI - http://www.freshdevices.com/
* Microsoft TweakUI - http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstati.../NTTweakUI.asp
* Quicktime Alternative - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...lternative.htm
* Real Alternative - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...lternative.htm
* Windows Media Player Classic - http://www.divx-digest.com/software/...r_classic.html
* VideoLan - http://www.videolan.org/
* K-Lite Mega Codec Pack - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm
* G.Knot Codec Pack - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm
* XP Codec Pack - http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XP_Codec_Pack.htm
* OpenOffice - http://download.openoffice.org/2.0.0/index.html
* FreeCiv - http://www.freeciv.org/index.php/Freeciv
* Return To Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - http://enemy-territory.4players.de:1041/
* America's Army - http://www.americasarmy.com/
* AntiVir - http://www.free-av.com/
* Avast - http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
* AVG Free - http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1[/list]// WINDOWS //
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|2009-04-17, 03:34||Link #4|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Nice job writing this up. Just a reminder though that Norton will give you trouble when uninstalling. Norton leaves behind traces of its memory and has even been caught with scripts to reinstall itself without permission from the user, and has been at one time labeled as a trojan.
Also, there is no best anti virus, nor there should be a ranking for it. It matters as to what you use your compute for the majority of the time it is online and how much live memory you are willing to give up for security.
|2009-04-18, 12:27||Link #5|
Computer Terminology Facts
What is USB?
What is a Flash Drive?
What is plug-and-play?
What is hot-swapping?
What is WiFi?
What is Bluetooth?
What is a LAN?
What is a WAN?
What is USB?
Just about every computer that you buy today comes with one or more USB or Universal Serial Bus ports on the back, which support data transfer rates up to 12Mbps(Megabits per second). These USB connectors let you attach up to 127 peripheral devices on each port such as mice, modems, keyboards and printers to your computer quickly and easily. It also supports plug-and-play and hot-swapping or plugging.
A few computer manufacturers first began including support for USB back in 1996, but it wasn’t until the release of the best-selling iMac in 1998 that USB became widespread. It is eventually expected to replace the older parallel and serial ports.
USB ports now come in 2 versions, 1.0 and the newer 2.0, which is backwards compatible with 1.0. That means the older version 1.0 will work with the newer version 2.0. You can also connect USB 2.0 devices to 1.0 ports but they will only function at the older standard speeds.
What is a Flash Drive?
A flash drive is a small, portable flash memory card that plugs into a computer’s USB port and functions as a portable hard drive with up to 2GB of storage capacity. They are small enough to be carried in a pocket and can plug into any computer with a USB drive. They are more durable than an external hard drive because they do not contain any internal moving parts. They are also called pen drives, key drives or simply USB drives.
What is Plug and Play?
Plug and Play (PnP) is a capability developed by Microsoft for its Windows 95 and later operating systems that gives users the ability to plug a device into a computer and have the computer recognize that the device is there. The user doesn't have to tell the computer. In many earlier computer systems, the user was required to explicitly tell the operating system when a new device had been added by setting DIP switches, jumpers, and other configuration elements. Microsoft made Plug and Play a selling point for its Windows operating systems. A similar capability had long been built into Macintosh computers.
With Microsoft's participation, Plug and Play has now been replaced by an open, industry standard, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), which uses Internet protocols for seamless device plug-in.
What is hot swapping?
Hot swapping is the ability to remove and replace components of a computer while it is operating. Once the appropriate software is installed on the computer, one can plug and unplug the device without rebooting. An example of this is the Universal Serial Bus (USB) that allows a user to add or remove peripheral devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer.
What is WiFi?
WiFi is the wireless way to handle networking. It is also known as 802.11 networking and wireless networking. The big advantage of WiFi is its simplicity. You can connect computers anywhere in your home or office on a Wireless LAN without the need for wires, with or without a wireless router and WiFi network cards. The computers connect to the network using radio signals, and they can be up to 100 feet or so apart.
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a new industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). It is the latest development in wireless technology and provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices like personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, laptops, PCs, printers and digital cameras via a secure, low-cost, globally available short range radio frequency. It is designed for low power consumption, using radio frequencies in the 2.45 GHz range to transmit information over short distances of generally 33 feet (10 meters) or less. By embedding a Bluetooth chip and receiver into products, cables that would normally carry the signal can be eliminated.
What is a LAN?
A LAN is a Local Area Network. A computer network that spans a relatively small geographical area such as in an office or at home, which share the same resources eg. printers, file servers and/or internet connections through ethernet cables or WIFI.
What is a WAN?
A WAN is a Wide Area Network. A computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area. Typically, a WAN consists of two or more local-area networks (LANs). Computers connected to a wide-area network are often connected through public networks, such as the telephone system. They can also be connected through leased lines or satellites. The largest WAN in existence is the Internet.