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FILE MANAGEMENT

 

 

Leading Open Source Tools:

 

e-mail: Zimbra, Open x-Change), CRM: (SugarCRM),

ECM: (Alfresco, Drupal/Acquia, Joomla, KnowledgeTree),

ERP: (Openbravo, Compiere)

IT Management: (Puppet, Hyperic, Zenoss),

 

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1. THE BEST SEARCH ENGINES ON THE INTERNET

Google basic is the most popular.  Google Advanced is the overall best

If Google doesn't get you your answer, other fine options include:

 

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2. COMPUTER PUBLICATION PAGES

The best overall computer publications online are:

If you still need answers, try:

 

 

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3. Windows HARDWARE AND SYSTEM PAGES FOR

The best computer hardware and system information pages include

 

 

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4. The best Windows free software Tweak Sites include:

The Storage Review page is one of the best hard drive and storage information sites.

The best computer hardware and PC building sites inlcude:

The Sysinfo page is one of the best Windows’ Registry information sites.

The SysInternals page is one of the best Windows system information utility sites.

The SpeedGuide page is one of the best system performance sites.

 

 

5. The best sources of technical support include:

 

 

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6. COMPUTER NETWORKING PAGES

The the best computer networking sites include:

 

 

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7. COMPUTER AND INTERNET SECURITY PAGES

The best computer security sites include:

The best computer utility, virus and security sites include:

The best browser security diagnostic sites include:

The best firewall information sites include:

The best computer security and spyware sites include:

The Spyware Warrior page offers one of the best spyware information forums.

The best computer security and privacy sites include:

 

 

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8. FREE ONLINE SECURITY AND OTHER SCANS

The best sites for free security scans include:

The DNSStuff page offers one of the best free domain and network information portals.

 

 

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9. FREE COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC BOOT DISK UTILITIES

The best DOS and Windows boot disk and utility sites include:

Password recovery Sites include:

  • NT Password Editor to reset passwords on Windows NT.
  • Ophcrack to recover passwords on Windows NT passwords systems.
  • RockXP - retrieve passwords on Windows NT systems.
  • Enabler  - retrieve passwords from some Windows programs.
  • NTFS Reader - read NTFS file systems from a DOS boot disk.
  • BIOS Central - information about your system BIOS.
     

 

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10. SHAREWARE AND FREEWARE

Best Sources of Shareware (trial software you eventually need to buy) and freeware (software that is really free forever).

 

OldVersion page is one of the best previous version computer program and freeware sites.

Best listings for free services and freeware:

 

USB Specific

 FileMirrors page is a great site for searching for alternative download sites.

Microsoft Download Center independent download of most Microsoft updates.

 

 

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11. COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SYSTEM and DEVICE DRIVERS

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12. COMPUTER SITES FOR LINUX

Sites for Linux Beginers:

 Linux Distribution Sites:

Linux General resources:

The LinuxPrinting page is one of the best Linux printing information sites.

The Wine project is one of the best sites for running Windows programs on Linux. 

The RPMFind page is one of the best Linux rpm application and program sites.

The best Linux application and program sites:

The Free Software Directory page is one of the best Linux program and freeware sites.

The Linux Drivers page is one of the best Linux drivers sites.

 

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13. TWEAKS FOR WINDOWS 2000 AND XP

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TWEAKS FOR WINDOWS VISTA

 

 

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14. SYSTEM INFORMATION

The best free system diagnostic tools available include:

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15. FIREWALLS

16. ANTI VIRUS

The Best Free Anti Virus Programs:

The Best Free Tools to Remove Individual Viruses:

 

Norton Removal Tool is used to completely remove Norton and Symantec products.

McAfee Removal Tool is used to completely remove McAfee products.

 

 

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17. SYSTEM PROTECTION & VIRTUALIZATION

The best free system protection and security programs available include:

The best free system protection and virtualization programs available include:

 

18. COMPREHENSIVE ALL-IN-ONE SECURITY

AOL Safety and Security Center is one of the best free all-in-one programs available.

AOL Security Monitor is one of the best free monitoring programs available.

 

 

 

19. ROOTKIT
 
The best free rootkit detection programs available include:

 

 

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20. SPYWARE

The best free spyware killer programs available:

 

21. ANTI-PHISHING & SCAM TOOLBARS

 

 

22. SPAM KILLERS

    The best free spam filter programs available:

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23. FILE MANAGEMENT

24. File Managers

The best free Windows Explorer replacement programs available:

25. File Synchronization

The best free file synchronization programs available:

26. File Finders

The very best little free file finder programs available:

The very best free desktop search programs available.

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27. Duplicate File Finders

28. File Splitters

29. File Backup

XXCopy is a great free versatile extension of the Windows xcopy program.

Great little free backup programs:.

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30. Driver Backup

Great little free driver backup programs:

31. Folder Size

FolderSize is a great little free directory size program.

32. File Rename

Great little free file renaming programs

33. File Erase

Boot and Nuke is a great little free hard drive wipe program. *

Great little free file erase and wipe programs:

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34. File Recover

Great little free file undelete and recovery programs:

35. File Compression

Tthe best file compression programs available:

36. Free File Encryption Programs

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37. Free File Viewers

  • Unlocker is a great free utility that allows you to delete locked files.

39. File Copy

Great free file copying utilities for Windows.

40. File Convert

  • Zamzar is a great free online file conversion site.
  • docx-converter is a great free online file conversion site for Office 2007 files.

41. File Extension Information

FILExt is a great free online file extension information site.

42. HARD DISK Monitoring Programs

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43. Free HARD DISK Partitioning Programs 

44. MISC

OSL2000 is a good little free multi-boot manager program.

45. Free Hard Disk Defragmentation Programs 

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46. Free Hard Disk Imaging and Partition Backup Programs 

Misc:

Disk Investigator is a great little free hard disk viewing and file undeleting program. *

 

47. CD/DVD BURNING & TOOLS

Great free CD/DVD burning utilities:.

Free utility programs for creating and managing virtual CD and DVD drives:

 

48. STARTUP & SHUTDOWN

  • StartUp CPL is one of the best free system startup management tools available.

Best free startup viewers available:

  • Autoruns <= Use carefully to dramatically speed boot time by disabling lots of stuff MS-Config is not aware of.
  • Starter

Best free system startup management tools available:

 

  • LastChance is one of the best free shutdown tools available.

 

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49. INSTALLERS & UNINSTALLERS

Best free installer and update programs available:

Best free uninstaller programs available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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50. REGISTRY

ERUNT is a great free tool to back up the Windows NT/2000/XP registry. *

Auslogics Registry Defrag is one of the best free registry defrag programs available.

 

Best free registry programs available:

CCleaner is one of the best free system and registry cleaning programs available. *

 

 

 

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51. MEMORY & CACHE

Best free RAM managers available:

 

Windows Memory Diagnostic is one of the best free RAM testing programs available.

Memtest86 is one of the best free RAM testing programs available. *

 

52. PROCESSES

Best free process viewers available:.

 

 

 

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53. COMMAND LINE

  • SlickRun is one of the best free command line utilities available.

54. MONITOR & RESOLUTION

MultiRes is one of the best free monitor resolution utilities available.

55. NETWORK Monitoring Tools

Other Free Network Tools

56. Other Network Monitoring Software

      MRTG  Graphs what's running through each port on your network.

 

 

 

 

57. REMOTE ACCESS

  • GotoAssist  
    • as of 1/20/09, this is the best free solution to remote access a users' PC
      (while they are there) and take control of screen, mouse, and keyboard. (LJR)

Other best free remote access programs available include:

 

 

 

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58. FTP

FileZilla is the free File Transfer Protocol program I use as of 1.20.09. (LJR)

Other free best  File Transfer Protocol programs available include:

59. INTERNET CONNECTION

The best free Internet Connection tweak programs available:

 

 

 

 

60. INTERNET BROWSERS

Browsers for Windows and Linux:

Other Windows browsers:

Browser Add-ons:

  • IE7Pro is a great free add-on to Internet Explorer.
  • Google Toolbar is a great free add-on to Internet Explorer and Firefox.
  • WebReaper is a great free web crawler and offline Internet web browser.
  • HTTrack is a great free web site copier and offline Internet web browser.
  • 2Bone has a great free link checker for you web pages.
  • TinyURL has a great way to shorten long URLs for emails and newsgroups.

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61. EMAIL

 

 

 

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62. OFFICE & WORDPROCESSING

Free office suites for personal and SOHO use:

 MISC:

  • Serif Software has some free publishing suite software for personal and SOHO use.
  • Scribus is a great free open source desktop publishing program. *

Free text editors for personal use:

  • Pedit is a great free DOS text editor for personal use.
  • WinPedit is a great free Windows text editor for personal use. 
  • SimpleOCR is a great free OCR program for personal use.
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  • Rainlendar is a great free desktop calendar program for personal use.

Sunbird and Lightning are great free Mozilla desktop calendar programs for personal use.

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63. DICTIONARIES

 

 

 

64. PDF

Free PDF document creators:

Free PDF readers:

Misc PDF utilities:

 

 

 

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65. HTML EDITORS

Best free WYSIWYG web page creators available:

Best free HTML editors available:

      Free Web Site Link Checker

 

 

 

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66. GRAPHICS

Free graphics viewers:

Free graphics editing programs:

 

Media Management Programs

Free Photo management programs:

 

 

 

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67. MUSIC & MEDIA

The best free music and media players available:

Other free music and media utilities:

  • MediaMonkey is one of the best free music players and organizers available.
  • AVS DVD Player: a free DVD media players available.
  • Super ©: afree video converting programs available.
  • CodecInstaller a free audio and video codec analyzing programs available.
  • MediaCoder: a free audio and video format converting programs available.
  • Soundsnap: a sound sampling sites.
  • MediaPortal: a Media Center programs for Windows.

 

 

 

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68. CALCULATORS

Free loan calculators.

 

 

 

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69. DOS EMULATORS

Best free DOS emulation programs – especially for games

 

 

     MS Excel 2003
     MS Word 2003
     MS PowerPoint 2003
     MS Access 2003
     Beginner’s Training for Office 2003
 

 

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