How do you pronounce IT? (whatis.com, TechTarget, Inc., Needham, MA)
A pronunciation guide for common information technology terms
TechEncyclopedia (The Computer Language Company)
A comprehensive database of IT (Information Technology) terms--over 20,000 is claimed by this site. An explanation for complex technologies tend to include an accompanying graphic or schematic drawing.
(TechTarget, Inc., Needham, MA)
Pop-up ads. Over 4,000 encyclopedic definition and topics are accessible through an alphabetical list or a search engine.
Find a description of terms related to the Internet and World Wide Web through NetLingo's alphabetical list or its search-by-category option.
Glossary of Terms--Self Help Tools (Road Runner High Speed Online)
Use the repeated alphabetical index of definitions to acquire additional or alternate definitions for information technology terms.
FOLDOC--Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing (Denis Howe)
This UK-based database includes approximately 14,000 terms--it is
relevant for "older" terms that might not be included within other dictionaries.
Document: File Types (or File Extensions)-->
Data Formats and Their File Extensions
(Webopedia, Jupitermedia Corporation)
Pop-up ads--an alphabetical index of file extensions
File Types (Computer User: High-Tech Dictionary)
An alphabetical list of file types
FileEx--The File Extension Source
Public access. Use the search field or alphabetical list to obtain the
description of a file extension.
"Every File Format in the World"
(whatis.com, TechTarget, Inc., Needham, MA)
An alphabetical index of file extensions or formats
File Extensions Dictionary (Electronic Data Resources Service, McGill University Libraries)
Public access. An alphabetical index, and files by type (e.g., media, software, image, etc.)
Emoticons (keyboard symbols and icons)
Emoticons--Computer User High Tech Dictionary (ComputerUser.com, Inc., Minneapolis, MN)
Emoticons--keyboard, and icon format for MSN Messenger (Microsoft Corp.)
Smileys and Emoticons
(whatis.com, TechTarget, Inc., Needham, MA)
The Unofficial Smilie Dictionary (Ken Marsh)
(Sharpened.net, Per Christensson)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
E-mail and Online Chat Acronyms (Sharpened.net, Per
Welcome to the World of Acronyms (RollaNet.org, Rolla, MO)
chat abbreviations (whatis.com, TechTarget, Inc., Needham, MA)
Chat Acronyms (Pin Oak Web Designs, Inc., Springfield, MO)
Acronyms (ESLtown.com, Patsula Media)
UK Perspective (Aardvark, Ltd.)
Acronyms--an Australian Perspective (KeyPoint Pty., Ltd.)
Internet (and World Wide Web)
Complete Internet Guide and Web
Tutorial (Microsoft Corp.)
Public access. This tutorial can be reviewed in the recommend sequence,
or users can select discrete "chapters" (e.g., Internet
Explorer, E-mail and Attachments, Newsgroups, Multimedia, and over a
dozen more) to review. This tutorial is written for relatively
inexperienced Internet-Web users; however, some content areas might be
useful for those seeking a mastery-type knowledge base.
Internet Timeline (Robert H. Zakon)
A referenced and
revised chronology of the developments, names, and dates associated
with creating and advancing the Internet and World Wide Web. This detailed timeline
(or history) includes up-to-date information about
Internet access and usage, and contemporary developments and
History of the Internet--ISOC (Internet Society, Reston,
document identifies the research- and development-specific technologies
that created the Internet, a worldwide system for communication and
data sharing. The authors are: Barry M. Leiner, Vinton G. Cerf,
David D. Clark, Robert E. Kahn, Leonard Kleinrock, Daniel C. Lynch, Jon
Postel,, Larry G. Roberts, and Stephen Wolff.
Events, and Trends
Clearinghouse on Information &
As one of 16 clearinghouses in the ERIC system, ERIC/IT
specializes in selecting, acquiring, cataloging, indexing,
and abstracting documents and journal articles related to
library and information science, and educational
(InfoWorld Media Group, San Francisco, CA)
Public access. Read daily news articles, opinions, and interviews.
Link to many directories (or channels) for topics ranging from
applications to wireless options for computers and handheld devices. Other
services include live forums, product reviews, and InfoWorld
(Ziff Davis Media, Inc., New York, NY)
Public access. Beyond the ads that greet visitors, the navigation bar
includes links to a wealth of Information Technology resources (i.e.,
News, Reviews, Opinions, Solutions, Downloads, and Discussions).
PCWorld.com (PC World Communications, International Data Group)
Pop-up ads. Access is provided to the major directories within PCWorld (i.e., news, reviews, how-to, downloads, tools, product finder, and
Technology (The New York Times)
Pop-up ads. Registrants for the Today Headlines e-mail delivery can include the technology section and exclude others (e.g., sports, editorials, national, international, business, etc.)
TechNews.com (The Washington Post Company)
Pop-up ads. This news service includes specialty and personal technology
directories--registrants can receive a daily technology e-letter and
Computerworld (Computerworld, Inc.)
Computer technology articles and related editorials are complemented by
the option to select from a list of 25 daily and weekly e-mail
Wired News--Technology (Lycos,
Inc., Waltham, MA)
Visitors can access technology-related articles, and articles within other directories (e.g., business, Wired Magazine, politics, etc.).
Utilities, and Clients
(CNET Networks, Inc., San Francisco, CA)
Identify and download commercialware, shareware, and freeware
related to: Desktop Enhancements; Home and Education; Audio and Video; Internet;
Business; Games; Web Developer; Design Tools; Mobile; Software Developer;
Utilities and Drivers; and Information Systems/Information Technology
on Downloads (ZDNet.com, CNET Networks, Inc., San Francisco, CA)
Find and download commercialware, shareware, and freeware from within a directory
structure similar to Download.com (noted above). The directories for
ZDNet Downloads are: Desktop Enhancements; Audio and Video; Internet;
Business; Web Developer; Design Tools; Mobile; Software Developer;
Drivers; Utilities; Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT);
and White Papers.
An extensive repository of demoware, freeware, shareware, and commercialware
desktop and portable computers, and Personal Digital Assistants
[PDAs]). A software store is available.
(WebAttack Inc., Marathon, FL)
Ad-supported. A premium or commercial version of WebAttack is available. Access basic information about many trialware and freeware titles within such categories as: multimedia, communication, system utilities, Web authoring, security, etc. Links are
provided to software tools for browsers, graphics, databases, servers, search, and others.
My Favorite Freeware (James A. Eshelman, Windows Support Center)
See also: Other Freeware Recommendations,
which is a list of freeware options that have not been evaluated by
the owner of Windows Support