This page contains a number of links to products on vendor sites.

To be included on this page a product must be something that I use and endorse; it may be an Open Source product, a free product, or a commercial product.

Many of these products have postings concerning them on my BLOG, and you might want to read that for more information.  However, you must determine whether or not these products suit your needs.


  • 7-Zip – Exceptional archive utility for Windows (as well as Linux & OS-X); free and open source.
  • Acronis TrueImage – Exceptional backup and imaging utility.
  • avast! – Top rated antivirus solution; free version available.
  • CentOS – The Community ENTerprise Operating System; free and open source “Red-Hat” server like Linux distribution (extremely stable and risk-adverse).
  • CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner – Offers Registry Cleaner, a handy tool to clean registry, optimize system performance, organize your system startup items and IE BHOs.
  • FileZilla – ftp, scp, sftp graphical client; supports Windows, Linux, and Mac; free and open source.
  • Gallery2 – web gallery software; free and open source.
  • GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program image and photo editing suite; free and open source.
  • – An eBay auction sniper service; free.
  • Gizmo – Virtual DVD/CD drive (plus additional tools); free version available.
  • kubuntu – Friendly computing; free and open source KDE Linux distribution.
  • Microsoft Windows – See the possibilities.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials – Comprehensive malware protection: simple; free.
  • Peer Block – IP blocker; free and open source.
  • PeerGuardian 2 – Phoenix Labs’ premier IP blocker; free and open source.
  • Shareaza – The ultimate P2P client; free and open source.
  • Tunnelier – bitvise Tunnelier is a great Windows solution for creating SSH tunnels for remote consoles, remote command prompts, or file transer; free for personal use.
  • Ubuntu – Linux for human beings;  free and open source Gnome Linux distribution.
  • µTorrent – Micro-sized yet feature filled BitTorrent client; free.
  • Vibram FiveFingers – Vibram FiveFingers® footwear is different than any other footwear on the planet.
  • Virtual CloneDrive – SlySoft’s virtual drive software for Windows; free
  • VirtualBox – Virtualization software; free — community edition is open source.
  • WinSSHD – bitvise WinSSHD server is a great Windows solution for SSH services; free for personal use.
  • WordPress – free and open source blogging software and free blog sites.
  • xbuntu – Linux for human beings;  free and open source XFCE4 Linux distribution.
  • xen – Xen hypervisor; free and open source virtualization server; free and open source.


  • Inclusion of any vendor name or link on this site does not indicate that the vendor in any way endorses this site, or any content on this site.
  • This site is independently owned and operated; the options expressed here are my own.
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