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Freeware, Demos and Open Source
The internet offers many opportunities to find and own computer programs, games and utilities. Since the early days of computing, way back in the 1980's, a form of distribution called '"shareware"' has been used. Now with the ubiquity of the Internet the concept has evolved into a business. Many programmers create programs but rather than sell them in traditional hard box outlets they sell them over the Internet. The biggest advantage of this means of distribution is that the user is given the opportunity to try the program before it needs to be bought. Now even major program vendors have taken the "try before you buy" approach to marketing.
There are many places on the web that offer these types of programs. Here are a few.
QuanahNet Learning Center
Our new learning center, downtown, was developed as part of the TIF grant. This center is always open to the public as a free computer resource. You can visit and use the programs which range from basic office programs to full fledged computer video editing systems. The center also offers classes on everything from basic computer use to advanced courses on Office programs, Quickbooks, Genealogy and anything else we can find students to attend.
In addition we offer many other business services including printing, faxing, design, website design, computer repair and help with buying a computer.
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Hoaxes, we all get them and many of us forward them in good faith that they are real. But 99 times out of 100 they are created by someone who just wants to see how long it takes to make the rounds. The emails take many forms. One of the most common is hoax virus alerts. The most common example currently is "jdbgmgr.exe virus". These warnings advise you of a non-existent virus and tells you to delete a file that is a common windows file. Others fall into the category of urban legend, humor, false warnings or chain letter. A current chain letter, "Stop Terrorism: Boycott Middle Eastern Oil" claims that consumers can avoid lending support to terrorism by boycotting certain brands of gasoline. (Added 10/23/02). These Hoaxes add to the cost of providers by filling up mail servers. Before you pass on this misinformation check to see if it is a common hoax. The links below provide current lists.
Devious Internet Hoaxes - PC World Article
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