Internet and Computer Terms | Local Computer Classes | Operating Systems, Hardware & Software
Internet and Computer Terms:
- Net Lingo: the Internet Language Dictionary
- A good introductory guide to the vocabulary of Internet lore and technology.
- Up-to-date information about personal computers in this online dictionary of terms, words and phrases.
- A glossary of Internet, computer and new technology terms and concepts, updated daily.
Local Computer Classes
- HiTech@theLibrary: Springfield City Library
- The library offers a continuing series of formal -- and free -- training in use of computers, various software programs, the online catalog, searching the Internet, and subject-oriented research.
- Free or inexpensive computer classes offered by FutureWorks Career Center at the STCC Technology Center on Federal Street.
- Holyoke Creative Arts Center
- Offers computer workshops as well as fine arts and home crafts instruction. Website includes current brochure and price guide.
Operating Systems, Hardware & Software:
Apple Macintoshes, Mac Clones & Mac OS
- Apple Computer, Inc.
- Excellent design, access to Apple software updates and an online store where you can custom-build your own Mac.
- Apple Support Web
- Technical support online, from Apple HQ in Cupertino, CA.
- Troubleshooting solutions for Mac OS computers, updated daily.
- Ric Ford's daily newsletter features Apple news, product information, tips & tricks, bug reports, and links to other Web-based resources.
PCs and Windows
- PC Magazine
- PC Magazine Online, with hardware & software reviews, industry news, and links to other Web-based resources for neophyte or advanced PC users.
- TUCOWS Network
- Why TUCOWS? - "The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software". TUCOWS has earned a reputation as one of the highest quality software distribution sites on the Internet. This site in an effort to help net users stay current on the latest and greatest Windows, Apple, and other applications for the Internet. Offers downloads of freeware and shareware.
- Welcome To Microsoft
- Microsoft's website is a technical marvel, an online software store (some key software, like Microsoft Internet Explorer, is freely available here), and a useful source of links to facts, infotainment, and curiosities.
- WIRED Magazine
- The journal of the emerging digital culture, and a testbed for new approaches to visual design, typography, and online presentation. Useful regardless of your platform preference.