Technology in Action Companion Web Site: www.pearsonhighered.com/techinaction. Here you’ll find additional resources to support and supplement chapter topics, including an Online Study Guide and Web Research Projects.
24x7 Pearson Product Support: http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com. Use this site to obtain help by phone, e-mail, or chat, or explore the knowledge base to find answers right on the site.
Chapter 5: Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
Ad-Aware: http://www.lavasoft.com/. A free operating system utility program designed to provide malware protection along with anti-spyware and antivirus protection.
Adobe: www.adobe.com. Most known for Acrobat Reader, Adobe also provides a wide array of other software solutions, including Flash, Shockwave, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Creative Suite.
DistroWatch: www.distrowatch.com. Get news and releases about Linux and BSD.
Driver Guide: www.driverguide.com. Provider of a massive database of drivers, firmware, and support documents.
DriverZone.com: www.driverzone.com. A Web site with downloadable drivers and driver updates for your computer.
eyeOS: www.eyeos.org. A free software project that develops a cloud computing operating system.
Gnu Operating System: www.gnu.org. A free operating system, much like the UNIX system.
iDefrag2: http://www.coriolis-systems.com/iDefrag.php. Defragmentation program for MacOS users.
Jing Site: www.jingproject.com. Jing is free software from TechSmith that allows you to add visuals to your online conversations.
One Laptop Per Child: www.laptop.org. This organization’s mission is to ensure that all school-age children in lesser-developed communities receive their own personal computers so that they are no longer excluded from the educational, economic, and entertainment benefits that computers can provide.
Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/. Ubuntu is an open source, sleek, agile Linux distribution that is great for first-time Linux users.
Chromium OS: http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os. A Linux-based open source project headed by Google that seeks to build an operating system that is better tailored toward Web use and designed to work with Web applications.
CHKDSK: http://www.w7forums.com/use-chkdsk-check-disk-t448.html. A Windows 7 utility designed to scan your hard disk and repair any errors that might be found.
Disk Cleanup: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/818-disk-cleanup-open-use.html. An operating system utility available in Windows 7 designed to remove unnecessary files.
eZine Articles: http://ezinearticles.com/?Organization-Tips---How-to-Organise-Your-Computer-Files&id=14987. A clear suggestion of a good way to organize your files on the computer.
FreeRTOS: www.freertos.org. FreeRTOS is a portable, open source, royalty-free, mini real-time kernel—free to download and free to deploy.
How Stuff Works: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm. Learn more about how operating systems work.
Knoppix: http://www.knoppix.net/. Not sure if you want to try Linux? Knoppix is a live operating system that can be run right from a CD. It includes many recent Linux software and desktop packages.
Linux Help: www.linuxhelp.net. Help, forums, and articles—what you need to use and maximize your experience with Linux.
Linux: www.linux.com. The free, open source operating system.
Mac OS: www.apple.com/macosx. Help and articles for Mac OS.
Microsoft Windows: www.microsoft.com/windows/default.aspx. Help and articles for all versions of Microsoft Windows.
PC911: www.pcnineoneone.com/blog/top-10-ways-to-speed-up-your-computer. Is your computer running slow? Check out these ten potential causes.
PDA Buzz: www.pdabuzz.com. A PDA news Web site.
Popular Mechanics: www.popularmechanics.com/technology/reviews/4258725.html. Ever wonder what the difference is between a Mac and a PC? This article delineates those differences.
StuffIt: http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/stuffit/index.html. The official Web site for StuffIt, a Mac-based or Windows-based file compression utility.
The Unix System: www.unix.org. The official Web site for UNIX, a mainframe operating system.
VirtualBox: http://www.virtualbox.org/. A powerful virtualization product that enables users to run multiple operating systems virtually on their already running operating system. This software package is ideal for casual Linux users who do not have a spare computer.
WinZip: www.winzip.com/index.htm. The official Web site for WinZip, a Windows-based file compression utility.