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Tech Support Links from Ray

I have been browsing the following links over the past few weeks, and there is a treasure trove of good tech information contained on these sites. Each one contains a message base forum with many different topics, is moderated, and requires a free login account in order to post messages (browsing is unlimited):

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Computer Hope
The Elder Geek
The PC Guide
The Tech Guide

This is by no means a complete list as there are several other sites on the Internet that overlap these to some degree and can be found by reading the different message topics contained on these and by using the search engines. That said, if you (or friends/family) are having any sort of tech problem with Windows or other aspects of the PC platform, these are great places to start.

Microsoft Office Word Shortcuts

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Word Keyboard Shortcuts
Word 2007 Specific

More Tech Help
Definitions on thousands of the most current IT / computer related words.
Microsoft Product Support
Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Defending freedom in the digital world.
Center For Democracy & Technology
Works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age.

Post Katrina Community Restoration

Greater New Orleans Project Management Institute
Greater New Orleans is the project management center of excellence that drives economic prosperity.


Calendar Magic
An easy-to-use freeware Windows 95/98/Me/XP based program that is entertaining, informative, educational, and of equal applicability in the home and in the office.
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.
Shoot The Messenger
In addition to being a security risk, Windows' "Messenger Service" is being used to "Spam" Windows users across the Internet. This free 22 kbyte "Shoot The Messenger" utility gives users immediate control over the Windows Messenger service.
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative freeware (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows.
Kerio Personal Firewall
Available free for home use, Kerio Personal Firewall is a software agent that builds a barrier between your personal computer and the Internet.
SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method.
Anti-spy tools to protect your privacy by detecting PC monitoring tools, keyloggers and also adware mechanisms that may track user activities.
AM-DeadLink detects dead links and duplicates in your Browser Bookmarks. If a Bookmark has become unavailable you can delete it from your Browser. AM-Deadlink checks Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Opera and Netscape.
Free wysiwyg web editor for HTML and SVG.
CoffeeCup Free FTP
This is a FTP client for file upload and download.

Research & Reference

Google has many special services and tools to help you to find exactly what you're looking for.
Open Directory Project
The largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web.
Quick access to the best Internet tools.
Refdesk indexes, reviews, and publishes quality, credible, and current information-based Web sites and assists readers in navigating these sites.


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