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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 1/2/2006
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- VlogMap.org - your new word for 2006 is Vlog = is a video weblog; VlogMap is a resource that maps the location of vlogs.
- Live.com - this is Windows "Live" [in beta testing]; an effort to put everything together in one online resource.
- GameOps.com - a resource about game operations and entertainment - for the people that manage to keep you entertained a arenas, rinks and stadiums.
- VideoHelp.com - a resource to help with making/producing VideoCD's, Video DVD's and more.
- LinuxGuruz.com - a resource to help you with the Linux Operating System and a lot more.
- HowToNetworking.com - [posted by a MVP - "Microsoft Most Valuable Professional"] a resource to help you setup a Network, Internet Sharing, remote access and more.
- GovernmentGuide.com - presented by AOL; a resource to make it easy to access governement services.
- Ps3Portal.com - for the upcoming Sony PlayStation 3 gaming system; and here is a similar portal for the "Xbox 360" and the "XBox 360 Activity Center".
- DotWhat.net - a resource to help with understanding what the [computer] file extensions mean; also visit: "FileInfo.net" and "Filext.com".
- GotVoice.com - a way to get your home and cell phone voice mail on the Web or in your email inbox.
*** Below are last month's choices ****
- (*)Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware ([XP] Beta) - here is the link to download Microsoft's new AntiSpyware software; it is well worth checking out.
- (*)2 books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
- (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
- (***)Here is the way to "eliminate the Windows Logon Screen". Remember to be careful when editing any system files; make sure you review the numerous resources I've posted about the Windows Registry that can be found on my "Tips" and "Techlinks" pages. And if you need access to your Windows system [like you forgot your administrative password] and are having trouble - then the "EBCD Utility [Free]" may be able to help.
- (***)US-CERT warns against using Internet Explorer - issued 6-29-2004 - U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning Web surfers to stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. If you are concerned an alternative may be Mozilla's next generation Web browser called "FireFox" and visit the "InfoStar Virus Info Center" Web page and look for Web browsers.
- (***)List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 [SP 2] - access Microsoft's information on what they have tried to fix in Windows XP. Here's an article on the fact that a "SP 2 exploit has already been found".
- FileInfo.net - a resource to help you define what those file extension mean. Also visit "Filext.com".
- Shopzilla.com - an online resource to help you with shopping the Web [search among 29,000,000+ products from 66,100+ stores.]. Also visit: "Froogle", "Shopping.com", "Yahoo Shopping", "MySimon.com" and "ePinions.com".
- Yub.com - an online community to meet, hang and then shop. Also visit: "DealHunting.com" [shopping bargains online - including coupon codes], "CurrentCodes", "Become.com" [Shopping Search Engine], "ShopLocal" [shop by zipcode] or "GotaDeal" [Why pay retail?].
- NewEgg.com - if you are shopping for a computers, laptops, cameras or electronics, then this is a good place to start. Also vist: "Buy.com" and "Cnet.com".
- Active-X.com - a resource for Microsoft's ActiveX product; a component library. Also visit Microsoft's "Internet Explorer Component Gallery".
- IC3.gov - the federal government's "Internet Crime Complaint Center". [IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.]
- TripHomes.com - a resource to help you find a vacation home for rent [includes international links].
- Authorlink.com - a resource that is all about books; writing, publishing and marketing them.
- BuildingGreen.com - a subscription-based online resource for environmentally sensitive design and construction.
- Cyberwalker.net - a tech support resource to check-out; also visit their "How to upgrade device drivers in Microsoft Windows".
- USPIRG.org - the National Advocacy Office of the State "Public Interest Research Groups" (PIRG).
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