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Here is a listing websites suggested by members of the Fredericksburg PC Users Group (FPCUG).




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PDA's
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http://www. ... Address What It's About:
Browser Options
Apple Safari It has innovative new features that improve the way you view the web. And powerful new tools to help developers enhance and customize the browsing experience altogether.
Google Chrome Google Chrome runs web pages and applications with lightning speed.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Microsoft Windows default browser.
Mozilla Firefox There are literally thousands of totally free ways to adapt your Firefox to fit exactly what you like to do online.
Mozilla Seamonkey Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing made simple -- all your Internet needs in one application.
Opera Get the most from the Web with great features such as custom search, mouse gestures and Find in Page, to help you find content on long pages.

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Fredericksburg Area
Central Regional
Rappahannock Library
"Planet CRRL" - The website for the Fredericksburg metro area regional library system. Included is an extensive online card catalog and TONS of other information available here!
Fredericksburg Weather Forecast Click for Fredericksburg, Virginia Forecast
Germanna Community College Germanna is the Frederickburg area's community college. They have two campuses - one near Lake of the Woods and one in Massaponax. Germanna has many computer courses that you can take.
Mary Washington College
Library
Website for the the Simpson Library at Mary Washington College. Many MWC resources are listed here as well as an on-line card catalog.
Rappahannock Astronomy Club RAC is a non-profit organization of amateur astronomers located in the Fredericksburg Virginia area.
Rappahannock Community College Rappahannock Community College - Serving the Northern Neck of Virginia. Main campus in Glenns and Warsaw and with off campus classes in King George.
RVARC Rappahanock Valley Amateur Radio Club

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Genealogy
Cyndi's List Over 40,150 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 90 categories.
Roots Web The Internet's Oldest and Largest Genealogy Site.
US GenWeb Project The US GenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

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Hardware
Bios Central The most comprehensive PC BIOS information on the Internet.
Cyberguys Extensive parts inventory.
Hardware Zone The Hardware Zone - Information on and reviews of computer related hardware.
Newegg.com Online Computer Parts, Peripherals, Components, and Accessories.

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Information
AARP Webplace | Computers & Technology AARP, computers, technology, technical help, how use to computers.
CIA World Factbook The World Factbook is an essential Internet resource for anyone looking for information about a particular country.
emailaddresses.com
Free Email Address Directory : Your guide to free email and much, much more!
FreeByte Your free guide to the web!.
KBAlertz Receive Free Email Alerts every time Microsoft Publishes NEW Support or Knowledge Base Articles!.
Library of Congress' Portals to the World Portals to the World is still a work in progress -- the site currently has information for just over 50 countries -- but when the project is completed next year there will be a portal page for every nation of the world.
MapQuest MapQuest provides maps and driving directions to almost anywhere.
Mary Washington College
Library
Website for the the Simpson Library at Mary Washington College. Many MWC resources are listed here as well as an on-line card catalog.
Marty's Favorites When Marty Gizzi took over as Internet SIG Leader, we asked him to send us a list of his favorite web sites. He sent so many, we've decided to give Marty his own page.
Matisse's Internet
Terminology Glossary
POP (Post Office Protocol) and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) are defined at this site. But don't try to get to them by selecting a letter, because it'll take forever. Just scroll down the list until you get to the term you want.
NetDictionary A comprehensive list of Internet terms with definitions. The only problem is--some common terms like POP (Post Office Protocol) and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) aren't in the list. But they are in the Glossary, listed next.
SeniorNavigator The SeniorNavigator.com Website Helps Seniors, Caregivers and Families.
Slashdot Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
Techweb Encyclopedia Look up technical terminology.
Ask Bob Rankin Formerly, The Internet TOURBUS - free stuff, viruses, hoaxes, urban legends, search engines, cookies, cool sites.
Undiscovered Web Sites PC Magazine's "Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites"
USA.Gov USA.Gov -- Your First Click to the US Government
US Debt Clock.org U.S. National Debt Clock

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Linux
CheapBytes CheapBytes - Source for low cost Linux CD distributions
CheapISO.Com Latest available ISO images
FreeCode Latest Linux software and updates.
Linux Central Linux Central - The /root for Linux Resources
Linux Journal Monthly Magazine (one of the first)
Linux Format Monthly Magazine from UK
Linux Magazine Monthly Magazine
Linux Online The Linux Organization web site.
Distro Watch Keeps track of all available Linux distributions
yoLinux Huge list of resource links
Linux Devices Keeps track of devices using Linux
Linux Today Linux Today
Redhat Redhat Distribution
Fedora Fedora Distribution
Mandriva Mandriva Distribution
SuSE SuSE Distribution
Knoppix Knoppix Bootable CD Distribution
Slackware Slackware Distribution
Gentoo Gentoo Distribution
Ubuntu Ubuntu Distribution
Ultimate Linux Guide Utilities, Tools, Drivers, Wireless Internet, Etc

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Mac
Apple Mac The Apple Mac line of products
Apple OSX Apple Operating System
Apple iPad Apple iPad
Apple iPhone Apple iPhone
Apple Support Get support for Apple Products
Apple Downloads Updates for iTunes, Safari, and QuickTime
MacUpdate New Mac Software
The A-List of Mac Software The best Mac apps, tools, and utilities for typical business use based on informed, experienced, hands-on evaluation.
MacWorld MacWorld Magazine
MacLife MacLife Magazine
MacMost MacMost: Get the Most From Your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV.
TidBits Stay informed with the latest Apple and Macintosh news that matters to you.
MacFixIt MacFixIt: CNet Reviews

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On-Line Buying
CyberGuys CyberGuys.com - Lots of hardware choices.
NewEgg newegg.com - Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Electronics, etc.
Pricegrabber PriceGrabber.com - The Smart Place to Start your Shopping.
Pricewatch Price Watch - Street price search engine for computer hardware.
resellerratings.com ResellerRatings.com - User evaluations of on-line computer hardware vendors.
Tiger Direct TigerDirect.com - Shop for Computers, Electronics, LCDs, Plasmas, Parts and Accessories!

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PDA's
Handango Handango - Software and information for PDA users.
MemoWare MemoWare - The PDA Document Repository

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Search
deja.com FREE access to well over 30,000 Internet USENET Newsgroups of interest.
Google Search
Google

Currently, the best search engine on the web.

Yahoo Search Yahoo Search
HotBot Search engine.
MetaCrawler A new engine for simple searches of the big six: AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, Infoseek, Webcrawler, and Yahoo. It searches by some-words, all-words or all-words-in-order, and reports the top ten responses from each engine. Because of these limits, metacrawler is much faster than HotBot.
Webopedia Search

Webopedia
Enter a keyword...
Enter a search term and press Go!

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Security
Gibson Research Test your Firewall with Gibson's Shields Up, and other interesting free software.
Home PC Firewall Guide The purpose of the Home PC Firewall Guide is to provide easy access to independent, third-party reviews of Internet security products for home, telecommuter, and SOHO (small office, home office) end-users.
ZoneLabs Zone Labs - Essential, Always-On Internet Security Firewall Software, free for personal use.

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Software
download.cnet.com
A large software search engine and download site operated by C|Net.
HTML-Kit
HTML-Kit HTML-Kit - free HTML editor. Lot's of customizable features for creating your own web pages. This website is built with HTML-Kit. HTML-Kit
LibreOffice LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.
OpenOffice.org Download OpenOffice.org, the open source version of Sun's StarOffice. An office suite for Linux and Windows with Microsoft Office file compatability.
TUCOWS One of the best Internet Software sites on the Internet. Software listings for many operating systems including Windows, Linux, Macintosh, Java, BeOS and more!
WeatherMate WeatherMate    WeatherMate is a little Windows program that gives you instant access to the weather forecast for tens of thousands of locations worldwide.
Weather Watcher Weather Watcher   Ad-free, spyware-free, hassle-free... Your weather, your way. View current conditions, hourly forecast, daily forecast, detailed forecast, severe weather alerts, and weather maps for almost any city world-wide!

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Virus Information
HoaxBusters

Norton Anti-Virus
Virus Truths and Hoaxes - Some reliable places to check out those pesky emailed warnings to see if they're hoaxes, rumors or urban legends. Thanks to Torey Southwick for the links.

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