Updated: Oct 11, 1999
The great thing about the software you need for the Internet is that
most of it is available right on the Internet! Rather than telling you
about individual programs, here's a list of the Web sites that we use
to find the best software.
- TUCOWS, at http://www.tucows.com: TUCOWS (which
stands for The Ultimate Collection Of Winsock Software) is a fabulous
source of programs to use when connecting to the Internet -- and it's
got Mac programs, too. From the first Web page you see, choose a
mirror site that is geographically close to you for quicker
access. Then click Windows 95/NT, Windows 3.1, or Macintosh. TUCOWS
maintains copies of all the software they offer, so if you are looking
for a popular program and can't get through to other sites, TUCOWS may
be the answer.
- Stroud's Consummate Winsock
Applications, at http://cws.internet.com: Here's
another good source for Internet software. On the first page click
16-bit Apps if you use Windows 3.1 and 32-bit Apps if you use Windows
95 or NT. (If you use a Mac, go to TUCOWS instead.) Forrest Stroud has
written a number of reviews, too, which are well worth reading.
- Shareware.com, at http://www.shareware.com: If you
know the name of the program you are looking for, you can find it at
Shareware.com. But unlike TUCOWS and Stroud's site, you can't browse
programs by category, a major shortcoming of this site.