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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 4/9/2007
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Use of the products and services offered on any of these Web pages is at your own risk! E-Mail me and give me your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of email I get I cannot possibly reply to every message!
- Mozy.com - a free Web service to help provide backups for your data. Also visit: "ibackup", "xdrive", "MyDocsOnline" [also visit the InfoStar.com Virus Info Center Web page and look for [Backups].
- HyperHistory.com - 3,000 years of history online with colorful maps and more.
- WildlifeDirect.org - an organization trying to protect the wildlife that inhabits Africa and other continents.
- AV-comparatives.org - this resource provides independent comparatives of Anti-Virus software.
- Eartheasy.com - ideas for environmentally [friendly] sustainable living.
- TravelNotes.org - another Web travel service to checkout. Also compare to: "BookIt", "Expedia", "HotWire", "Orbitz", "Priceline" and "SideStep".
- KeepCash.com - - access to online coupons and other money-saving deals. Also visit: "eCouponCodes" and "MomsView".
- Openlist.com - a Web resource to help with your searches for hotels, restaurants and attractions.
- ReelTime.com - an online place to rent movies and television.
- Neowin.net - technology news and information resource; also visit their "forums".
- CTJ.org - [Citizens for Tax Justice] nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to fair taxation at the federal, state, and local levels. Also visit: "cato" and "FreedomAndProsperity".
*** Below are last month's choices ****
- "'Storm' Worm Continues Surge Around Globe" - just be aware and warned that this was announced 1-22-2007.
- Windows Vista - Microsoft's Web resource to launch [released 2/2007] and support their new OS (Operating System). If you are considering Vista as an upgrade you should visit this "Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor" and make sure your software will work.
- BusinessWire.com - a top source for breaking news releases, multimedia coverage and regulatory filings for companies and groups throughout the world. Also visit "Reuters", "Forbes", "BusinessWeek", "Hoovers", "MarketWatch", and "CNBC".
- Free-AV.com - [Avira Free Anti-Virus download] Free virus protection for Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP and for Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris.
- AAA.com - their TripTik® Travel Planner is now available online for free [used to be paid members only]; allows you to: find detour & construction info, check gas pricing (updated daily), e-mail maps to PCs and portable devices, locate hotels, restaurants, attractions, auto repair facilities, and plan a trip with up to 12 destinations.
- BitTorrent.com - just re-launched to provide a better digital entertainment experience [download music, videos, movies, games and more] for the community of over 135 million users who use their "P2P software". Also visit "Azureus" and "TorrentReactor".
- HomeLink.org - international home exchange organization established in 1953; 12,000+ home swappers drawn from 69 countries. Also visit "HomeExchange".
- Blinkx.com - an Internet search engine specializing in video content. Also visit "YouTube".
- SeeWindowsVista.com - official multimedia presentation Web site that details features about their new Vista Operating System; also visit their "product development resource".
- FuelEconomy.gov - new revised [lowered] fuel economy ratings for cars. Check out their new listings - "2008 Fuel Economy Tests".
- Fibre2Fashion.com - an online Business-to-Business marketplace for the apparel and fashion industry.
- GolfLink.com - a golf resource that includes access to a directory of golf courses & resorts, schools, real estate, gold tips and more; also visit: "All-Golf-Links".
- Fairmark.com - a resource to help you find answers to tax filing questions.
- (*)Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware |Defender" - here is the link to download Microsoft's Defender 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".
- (***)End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me [July 11, 2006] - as recently announced by Microsoft.
- (***) [Now Tip #38 @ "InfoStar.com's Tip" page] Assistance with shutting off Windows Messenger Service to help eliminate unwanted solicitations: [Eliminating Windows Messenger Service by Jim Coates] - [Microsoft Messenger Service: Spam and More] - [Windows Messenger is new spam vector]
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