This page gives me a place to recommend and praise informative web sites and application/tools. Allmost all of these should be free and mostly open source unless noted otherwise.
- slashdot.org - Slashdot, user submitted and voted tech news and articles.
- www.digg.com - Digg, user submitted and voted news and articles viewed by category (similar to slash dot).
- www.reddit.com - Reddit, user submitted and voted news and articles viewed by category (Reddit and Digg are similar rivals).
- www.twit.tv - This Week in Tech, a collection of popular tech netcasts.
- www.tweako.com - User submitted and voted Tutorials, how to's, e-books, and more. Categorized, programming, hardware, linux, hacks, etc.
- www.dzone.com - User submitted and voted developer articles.
- www.grc.com/SecurityNow.htm - Security Now, a weekly security pod-cast(net-cast) with Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte.
- www.microsoft.com/sysinternals - Formerly www.sysinternals.com, now bought by Microsoft. Many very usefull tools/utilities. MS says no more sysinternals source code, but has continued to refine and expand the collection.
- www.grc.com - Gibson Research Center, security info, tools, and online services.
- www.resplendence.com/hookanalyzer - Windows hook lister by Resplendence.
- www.microsoft.com/sysinternals... - Root Kit Revealer.
- www.safer-networking.org - Spybot Search & Destroy free spyware scanner/blocker with some useful tools.
- free.avg.com - AVG Antivirus.
- www.avast.com - Avast! Antivirus (free, requires free registration)
- www.clamav.net for Linux and www.clamwin.com for Windows. ClamAV is an open source antivirus scan engine with great detection. ClamWin also has a handy protable version.
- www.truecrypt.org - TrueCrypt is heavy duty disk encryption software for most operating systems. Not only can TrueCrypt encrypt entire partitions or USB storage devices, but it can also create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mount it as a real disk.
- gnupg.org - GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) is a replacement for PGP that encrypts and signs your data. GnuPG is a command line application, but has a front end integrated into many GUI applications.
- www.smoothwall.org - Smoothwall Linux Router/Firewall
- www.ipcop.org - IPCop Linux Router/Firewall
- www.pfsense.com - pfSense Linux Router/Firewall
- www.torproject.org - The Tor anonymity system using Onion Proxies presented to you as a local Socks proxy.
- www.i2p2.de - The I2P, is an anonymizing network using several layers of encryption.
- qt.nokia.com/products/developer-tools/ - Qt Creator, cross-platform IDE targeted for C++ development with the Qt framework.
- www.microsoft.com/express/Downloads/ - Visual Studio Express edition, free Windows IDE for multiple programming languages and frameworks, most notably .NET development.
- boa-constructor.sourceforge.net - Cross platform RAD IDE for Python and wxPython, a cross-platform GUI framework for python! (This is still a beta project. Now supports Python 2.5.)
- www.bloodshed.net - Bloodeshed Dev-C++, Open source Windows IDE.
notepad-plus-plus.org - Notepad++, multi language source code highlighting text editor (comes with spell checker plugin now).
www.pspad.com - PSPad, multi language source code highlighting text editor, with spell check.
hexplorer.sourceforge.net - Hexplorer, a great hex editor, with snazzy Matrix view. (text too small to see? Change the font. View->Options->Font)
- git-scm.com - Git, a free and open source, distributed version control system.
- www.prestosoft.com/ps.asp?page=edp_examdiff - ExamDiff, A great free file comparer.
- kdiff3.sourceforge.net - KDiff, a very feature rich file comparer and merger.
- tortoisesvn.net - TortoiseSVN, a Windows explorer integrated Subversion client.
- code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/ - TortoiseGit, a Windows explorer integrated Git client.
www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx - Virtual PC 2007, Free! Adds Vista and 64bit support as well as performance improvements to VPC 2004.
www.virtualbox.org - InnoTek Virtual Box, an open source virtualization solution!
upx.sourceforge.net - UPX, the Ultimate Packer for executables, an open source, transparent exe file packer.
www.md5summer.org - MD5 Summer, a GUI and a command line MD5 checksummer for Windows.
virtuawin.sourceforge.net - VirtuaWin (no L), is a light weight quick and easy virtual desktop manager for Windows.
windowspager.sourceforge.net - WindowsPager, a more refined virtual desktop manager for Windows.
synergy-foss.org - Synergy, is a cross-platform, network based, keyboard and mouse sharing client/server.
www.computer-books.us - Computer-Books, seems to be all programming language books, categorized by language.
Has links to sister book sites:
- www.advancedlinuxprogramming.com - Single book: Advanced Linux Programming by CodeSourcery LLC.
- www.freetechbooks.com - Free Tech Books, categorized by computer science, programming, operating system books, and more.