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  Click on the images to go to a webpage where you can download these software packages ... they are mainly to do with maintaining your computer and keeping it "tuned" ... and mainly FREE
link to Acrobat Reader Real Player (free) Macromedia Flash Player  - The leading rich client for Internet content and applications across the broadest range of platforms. Shockwave Player
Adobe Acrobat Reader RealOne Player (8+ MB) Macromedia Flash Player Shockwave Player

Apple Quicktime Player   Apple Utilities and plugins The Mac Orchard is a community resource - a carefully cultivated list of the most vital Internet applications and links for Macintosh Internet users, along with Internet software reviews contributed from The Mac Orchard's audience. These pages represent the most complete, most up-to-date collection of Macintosh Internet applications available anywhere on the Internet.
Apple Quicktime   Apple - Pure Mac Apple Mac Orchid

Java Plug Ins   Netscape Navigator Internet Explorer 6 is a set of core technologies in Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. In addition, Internet Explorer 6, which includes Outlook Express, provides a private, reliable, and flexible browsing experience and the freedom to experience the best of the Internet for users of Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows NT® 4.0 Workstation.
Java Plug-Ins   Netscape Navigator Microsoft Explorer

Microsoft Windows Updates Microsoft Office Updates i.e. for Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint etc. Microsoft.com Download Center  
MS Windows Updates MS Office Updates MS Download Center  

With the Microsoft® Word Viewer 97/2000, Microsoft Word users can share documents with those who do not have Word and users without Word can open and view Word documents. Microsoft Excel Viewer is a small, freely distributable program that lets users view and print Excel for Windows (versions 2.0 and greater) and Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh (versions 2.2a and greater) spreadsheet files. PowerPoint Viewer ... if you do not have Powerpoint on your computer then this free software allows you to run PowerPoint files You can install these sounds to have fun audio cues play as you work with Microsoft Excel 2002/2000, Microsoft Outlook® 2002/2000, Microsoft PowerPoint® 2002/2000, and Microsoft Word 2002/2000.
MS WORD Viewer (free) MS Excel Viewer (free) MS PowerPoint Viewer (free) MS Office Sounds

  Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit VersionTracker.com is the most accurate and up-to-date source of Windows, Mac and Palm OS software updates on the Internet. The VersionTracker content team focuses on business software, tracking over 24,000 applications with hundreds more added every week. Versions - this site allows you to check to see if you have the latest versions of the software on your machine
  Belarc : Audit your PC Version Tracker (Apple+PC+Palm) Versions (check updates)

General Software Dowloads :utilities , drivers,  web development, plug-ins Tucows, which earned its name early on for being the first to provide software on a “freeware” or “shareware” basis, now offers 30,000 software titles through its network of more than 1000 partner sites globally, providing users with fast, local downloads. Downloads for  Windows  |  Mac  |  Linux  |  Palm  &  Handhelds  
ZD net dowloads Tucows downloads Download.com  

WinZip - one of the most well used utilities to compress [ZIP] and uncompress files - there is an evaluation copy that can be downloaded for free.   Driver HQ - If you cannot find a driver or drivers, this is the place for you  - whether it be a printer, disk drive, or keyboard, .. or .... Let's face it, finding the right device driver can be a tedious, time consuming, often impossible task! The Driver Guide was created to make finding driver updates a whole lot easier.
WinZip (file compression)   Drivers HQ The Driver Guide

Over 10 million users worldwide are already using Sophos products which provide the complete anti-virus solution for organisations of any size. McAffe AntiVirus - Located in Sunnyvale, CA, we're the world's leading security Application Service Provider (ASP). Norton Antivirus - Symantec, the world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers.
Sophos Antivirus McAfee AntiVirus Norton Antivirus F-Secure Antivirus

Free Anti-Virus Protection!  Use our unique offer - AVG 6.0 Free Edition. Download, install and use AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus system to reliably protect your computer and data free of charge.     Software for uploading and downloading files: two versions available ... WS_FTP Pro (costs) and the free version WS_FTP LE is the limited edition version of WS_FTP Pro, allowing only multiple file transfers and the auto re-get or resuming feature. WS_FTP LE is shareware, available for free to educational users, government employees (U.S. local, state, federal and military) or to non-business home users only.
AVG Antivirus     WS_FTP LE (fle transfer)

MailWasher is a powerful email checker with effective spam elimination. Discover the safe way to stop unwanted viruses and e-mails before they get to your computer. Cloudmark SpamNet saves you time and frustration by automatically stopping spam. The service is free and easy to use. Atomica :  Atomica is free of charge for individual use - downloading and installing Atomic allows you to just <alt><click> on any word on your screen ... in a browser, word processor or any application .... and Atomic will go off onto the internet and bring back the meaning and thesaurus results .... great free application especially to support English Reaching or for second language EAL work Cleans and defrags RAM, it gives more stability to your PC. Also benchmarks: CPU speed, CPU load, Hard Disks Read/Write Speed. Cpu load and memory status may be displayed on active window titlebar or on a tray icon. Lots of handy features
Mailwasher (email filter) Cloudmark (email filter) Atomica Mindbeat : PC Optimiser

Linux Links is a collection of approximately 10,000 links to essential Linux web pages. Reviewers at Linux Links list the latest Linux sites through exhaustive searches on the net. Additional links are also provided from Linux enthusiasts This section is the online version of my UNIX goodies collection, which those who know me have been using for years. It a collection of applications, libraries and utilities for the Linux/UNIX/Solaris platforms. For anything to be included here, I have to have personally at least make sure it builds/runs, in some cases I found it so useful that its the subject of a howto. For each download listed there is links for the home page, source and binary downloads, plus a brief description, and last of all version information. Redhat Linux Downloads
Linux Links Ozetechnology (Linux) Redhat (Linux)  

  Paul Vigay has been supporting Acorn for many many years ... and now RiSC OS and Psion ... RISC OS is a windows and mouse based operating system to compete with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux in an increasingly computer-orientated world. The beauty of RISC OS though, is its sheer productivity and intuitiveness - making it rise above the alternatives.
Acorn CyberVillage
  RISC OS | Psion | Acorn | Squirrel RISC OS Acorn CyberVillage

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