Our recommendations for the best-of-the-best; software, vendors, service providers…the same ones we use!
We are avid supporters of Open Source software and believe you should be to. While most Open Source projects are “free to use”, developers always need support to make it better; make a donation when you are able, give it a good rating, promote it. Whatever you provide is always appreciated and you know it is used to support the excellent work of the Open Source Community.
We salute & recommend the following sites and software for their integrity, usefulness, good programming and service to the Internet community at large. (We are not, however, responsible for their content).
Speed Test – check your Internet connection speed
SpeedCheck – a good guide to internet connection/speed troubleshooting
Username Check (is it available on major Social Media sites)
SpyBot Search & Destroy – excellent anti-malware solution
PiriForm – excellent tools, including the highly recommended CCleaner
IrfanView – fantastic photo/image editor (works with virtually all formats incl. RAW)
Gimp – the freely distributed Photoshop alternative – photo retouching, image composition & authoring (Linux, Mac, Windows)
MyDefrag – keep your hard drive healthy under MS Windows
Foxit -a better, faster, smaller PDF Reader for Windows and more
Master PDF Editor for Linux, Mac, Windows
Linux ISO – links to download various Linux distributions & tools
PenDriveLinux – run Linux & other tools from a USB drive
Online Conversion – convert length, temperature, speed, cooking, etc.