Computers - General

This Computers - General page covers areas such as: basic learning, computer magazines, producers of anti-virus software, major manufacturers in chips, architecture, PCs, peripherals and electronic equipment. It links to organisations that set standards for computer and internet development and lists a few Australian sites for computer purchasing and internet providers.

For First Learners | Glossary and References | E-Learning | Virus Scans and Security | Major Companies I Australian Computer purchases | Australian Communication Services and ISP's I University Lecture Notes I Other: Creating Videos, Data mining | Online Magazines | Organisations setting standards

For First Learners

Learn how to use your Browser more efficiently. From IE Browser select Help then Tour
Microsoft - Insider Internet  Work through the complete Internet Guide and Web Tutorial
Internet 101  Training for many subjects on the internet

James Cook University  Internet basics
Learn the Net USA Great site to learn the Internet. Select a topic under "How to" on the left column or select "Index" under "Resources" for the topics and sub topics.
Internet 4 Classrooms  Good information


Glossary and References

Webopedia  on-line dictionary for any computer term

Matisse Glossary of Internet abbreviations


E-Learn on almost anything

PC Guide A good place to start learning PCs
DEVSeek  Tutorials on Hardware
Indiana University Knowledge Base Computer training
Virtual Dr Includes tutorials and information
Microsoft Using Windows 98 Tutorials include: Connecting at home
Microsoft Office 2000  Tips and Tricks
Microsoft Word 2002  Mail Merge Tutorial
Microsoft XP Step-by-Step tutorials
Tips for Linux 

Tutorial Find Tutorials on everything Internet, os networking, graphics and gardening 
How Stuff Works select computers from the left column ...
What is ? com Definitions and tutorials from TechTarget ...
Lycos Tutorials   Many answers to "How to... " questions
ITDC  Information Technology Development Corporation Tips and information from their Tech Toys page
Happy Co UK training material


Virus Scans and Security

VET  Australian
McAfee Virus Scan
Symantec Antivirus Research Center
Trendsetter  Check their latest virus report
VMyth  Hoax viruses
The Free Site Anti virus freeware
F-Secure  Information page on viruses and security

Spam Abuse  Aims to fight spam mail on the Internet. Lots of information on how to avoid the useless mail you may receive.
Microsoft Technet Security for Office 97, 2000 and XP 
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser Display TOC (Table of Contents) for full list.
Security Management USA Provides forum for professionals to exchange ideas.
IIS Internet Security Systems
Firewall Guide For home PC


Major Creators of all things Computing - chips, software, PCs, hardware, peripherals,

Intel  chips
Motorola  chips
Microsoft operating systems, software
Hewlett Packard
Sun Microsystems
Nortel Networks

LG Electronics Australia site of global Company.


Sydney and Australian outlets for purchasing all things computing

Harvey Norman  Stores throughout Australia. Sydney stores located at: Broadway, Moorepark, Chatswood, Liverpool, Penrith and Wiley Park.
Dick Smith Electronics  Stores throughout Australia. Sydney store locations include: York St, Pitt St, QVB, Broadway, North Sydney, Moore Park and Bondi Junction.
Harris Technology  Stores throughout Australia. Sydney stores located at: North Sydney, North Ryde and Broadway.

Computer World  89 York St, Sydney. Other locations in VIC.
A + Solutions  294 Victoria Rd, Gladesville.
Adelong Computers   127 York St, Sydney.
Computer Warehouse Sydney  3/53-57 Burrows Rd, Alexandria.
Tech Watch  price comparisons


Major Sydney and Australian Communication Services and ISPs

Telstra Service Status lists services up and those down
Telstra Bigpond 



University Lecture Notes

TAFE NSW Go to teaching resources or library. Check study links and inform.htm
Monash  Useful tips on Searching and computer info
Monash  Distributed Computing and Database System Lecture Notes and slides
Monash Uni  View training guides, standards for developing documentation and information that should be made available from help desk.
The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers  USA Standards for University Operations Handbook. A good example of documentation standards.

Yale University USA Computer Science Dept
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Athena Consulting Notes on using MIT computer systems, trouble shooting and walk throughs.
Aberdine University UK Engineering course notes for networking by Gorry Fairhurst. Include OSI model, ethernet slides, virus info and animation of traceroute.
Algonquin College Canada. Includes basic computing, data encoding, record formats, LMC memory registers IO instruction set, Memory addressing, File structures,


Other areas in computing

Rockwell/Conexant Modem Drivers 
StatSoft Inc Developers in statistical, analytical and scientific software and Data Mining
IBM Redbooks  includes IBM's books in draft and those published lists the book's abstract and table of contents.
Compustory Basic history of the computer evolution from the cave days to now
KAZAA Application for finding and sharing files and creating 3D images.
PMI  Project Management Institute. Check out publications for some free downloads.

Ghost View Allows you to print PDF files and others. Download gsview4.3 and gs704w32.exe and read through the application and you should be able to print.
VCD Help  Hints on creating VideoCDs, SVCDs and DVDs.
Troubleshooters General info.
Mercury Interactive Enterprise testing, performance tuning, and application performance management (APM) products that you can download or try for free.
Software Productivity Research - Benchmark   Good information and definitions.


Online Magazines in Computing

Australian Information Week  Australian Management Magazine on industry news, product updates, local stories 
MIS Australian. Managing Information Strategies. IT topics and general business & industry issues.  The focus is strategic rather than technical for the IT Director.
PC User ninemsn - online joint venture between the Microsoft Corporation and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL).
The Register  UK Tech Magazine
IT News  USA Educational content for the IT community. Breaking IT news, topic specific newsletters, IT white papers, variety of broadband programming. Build customized lead generation programs around the distribution of their content.

PC World USA Published by PC World Communications subsidiary of International Data Group Includes useful "How to.." section
Windows Network Magazine USA Magazine
Computer World  USA
PC Magazine USA  Lab-based comparative reviews of computing and Internet products.  Defines technology for e-business
Counterpane USA summaries, analyses, insights, and commentaries on computer and internet security and cryptography.
Teradata On-line Magazine USA Company, Division of NCR. Management of managing data and includes great terateaser puzzels.


Organisations for setting standards

AIMIA Australian Interactive Media Industy Association. Promotes Australian interactive media industry representing creators and developers by supporting best practice, export assistance, lobbying government and organising events.
ISO International Standards Organisation  They set technical specifications guidelines, ensuring that products and services are fit for their purpose on a global level.
ITU International Telecommunications Union An International organisation within the United Nations System where governments and private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services.
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics etc.
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force Open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet.
GNU/Linux Free software  and FSF Free Software Foundation

ACS Australian Computer Society. Promotes the development of Australian information and communications technology resources.
W3C World Wide Web Consortium  Develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
RFC - FYI  For Your Information on Request for Comments FTP server; Includes IP Networking.
IANA  Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. Houses the many unique parameters and protocol values necessary for operation of the Internet and its future development.
HL-7  Health Level 7. Accredited by ANSI, Level 7 OSI model and develops standard software relating to health.
GEHR  Good Electronic Health Record. Architecture designed for health software, to be comprehensive, portable and medico-legal.
United Nations System  Portal to web sites of the United Nations, it funds and programmes, and specialized agencies.