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These URLs are links to actual manufacturers of things that I've used,
bought, or at least believe might provide useful information on common
A Mr. Aad Offerman has a
that details the CPU part numbers of various PCs thru history.
has several documents on such topoics as
- Assembling a PC
- Installing a hard disk drive
- Repairing mice
- PS2 160 series error codes
- PS2 FAQ
PC Hard Disk Drives
Maxtor offers a variety of hard disk
drives for PCs.
Quantum also sells hard disk drives.
Seagate makes a variety of hard
disk drives. They've also recently bought out Conner, so most of Conner's
data and web site are expected to move here sometime soon.
Western Digital makes a variety of
hard disk drives.
PC Hardware Vendors
PC Software Vendors
Novell has a
yes page that lists all registered
software known to work with Novell.
Award makes a variety of BIOS
systems for various chip sets.
Software, Shareware, Etc.
Let's face it, a vanilla PC running a vanilla OS is, well, vanilla.
Below are a few of the packages that I've found both uses for and www/ftp
sites to serve them up.
The Clarkson Packet Drivers
allow a wide variety of hardware to communicate using the TCP/IP protocol
NCSA Telnet/FTP package provides all of
the user level programs to access the TCP/IP protocol suite, such as the
telnet and ftp commands.
is a serial line data transfer protocol (and terminal emulator) that has been
available for downloading from the OSU COMSC Dept.'s server for quite some
time. Recently, it was removed as the folks at Columbia University (it's
home site) started offering it packaged as
Who hasn't heard of 'ZIP files'? Well, the
WinZip package is
the tool for creating and unpacking these types of file archives.
is a GIF/JPEG/+more image viewer.
There is really only one GOOD use for a PC. That is to run