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Christopher Spry
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Computer companies

Background

  • Tom's Hardware website was started by Dr. Thomas Pabst and has detailed technical information about PC hardware and configuration options.
  • Hardware/system optimization, overclocking, BIOS, ratings, computer companies etc. Scott Wainner's page. Read this before you upgrade your system.
  • Mother board manuals, from Intel etc.
  • The 'Chip Merchant' identify memory SRAM, DRAM chips
  • 3D viewingPurchase red & green spectacles
  • Computer training in the UK FAQ
  • Computer ESP Computers, peripherals and companies database covering much of the industry
  • Web vendor ratings at Resellerratings.com

  • Companies listed by name

  • @Backup Online backup provider. A trial service is available and <10-MB is free. Note that crucial files can be also 'backed up' freely as encrypted files on free web sites.
  • 3COM, Europe
  • Action Computer Supplies, UK mail order supplier of office computer products.
  • Adaptec
  • AEgis, 'AEgis Shell' for PGP. Download the free software to use 'PGP' in Windows
  • Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Apexx Technology Parallel port ethernet device.
  • Apple Computer Inc. and download the 'Quicktime' player for PCs
  • Apricot Computers UK
  • Argent Software Inc. NT software: 'Argent quota server', 'Job Scheduling' etc.
  • American Power Conversion Corps. APC. 'Powerchute' software and UPS systems
  • Download APC software
  • Ataman Software Inc. Download 'Rlogind', 'Rexcd' and 'Telnetd' services for Windows NT, x86 and Alpha AXP.
  • Atlantic-Coast shareware vendor, including 4DOS, 4NT
  • Battery-Biz, US source for CMOS computer batteries
  • BATS education UK. Specialize in ThinkPad and PC sales to University of London
  • Bay-Tech notebook batteries
  • Berkley Software Design Inc.
  • Binary Research Ltd. New Zealand. Sell 'Ghost' (also known as 'DiskMagic95') and 'OneLink' programs to mirror and clone hard disks. DOS, Windows, NTFS and UNIX partitions are copied.
  • Bluewave. Web design in the USA and UK. Many major companies use their designs.
  • Bolt Beranek & Newman, Inc. (BBN) Software products
  • Bristol Technology Inc. Wind/U family of products which enable software developers to build Windows, Windows NT, UNIX, and OpenVMS applications from a single source code base.
  • Caere Corps., 'OmniPage', 'WordScan' and other OCR software
  • Cardbox Software Ltd., London. 'Cardbox' database software. Web client/server version in preparation
  • Canyon Software 'Drag and File' software for Windows
  • CDCE Inc, Toshiba notebook computers, mail order; (CDC2.1TOSHCAD, 2.1GB Removable Hard Drive for Toshiba Tecra 730XCDT: $629.00).
  • Cerious Software 'Thumbs+Plus' program
  • CERT Coordination Centre security advisory documents and links to security fixes. Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Cheyenne Inc. 'Cheyenne Backup' V2.0 Windows95 SCSI tape backup program. Demo available to download
  • Cirrus Arts Corporation, Versions! commercial email resource to obtain information on software updates and releases.
  • Clasys LtdEliteTyping, typing tutor program.
  • Claris Corp. Office in Germany
  • ClonesUK used notebook computers, parts and repairs, Portsmouth UK.
  • CNF Inc. Supply Iomega 'Zip' drives for Toshiba 'SelectBay' (August 1997) and other portable peripherals.
  • Cobalt Networks Inc. They sell the RISC 'Cobalt Cube 2' server for about US$2,000. It provides web publishing (with CGI & Perl) enhanced email, cross-platform file services, private discussion groups and document archiving and storage.
  • Crucial Technology. Recommended UK memory chip retailer.
  • Compression Engines, plugin and compression software for '*.wif' files.
  • Compaq UK
  • Computer Associates International, CA
  • Computability Inc. US mail order computer supplier: hardware and software
  • Connected Corp. 'Connected OnLine Backup' Internet backup resource. $14.95/month for up to 50 MB/month archived.
  • Continental Business Systems CBS, computer memory sales
  • Corel
  • Creative Computers, California mail order computer supplier: hardware and software.
  • CompUSA.net US mail order computer supplier: hardware and software.
  • CompuServe, Forums: IndexAccess forums.
  • Computer Discount Warehouse CDW, US mail order computer supplier: hardware and software
  • Computer Telecommunication Systems, Inc. 'PortInfo' program to test serial ports
  • Connectix Corp. QuickCam video camera and software for PCs
  • Cray Research. Division of Silicon Graphics Inc.
  • Creative Labs. 'Soundblaster' resources
  • CrystalGraphics Crystal 'Kaleidoscope' package of graphics software for PCs
  • Cygnus Support Information Gallery
  • D-Link.
  • Dabs.com.  UK retailer of computer supplies. 
  • DataBak, UK on-line data storage using 'patching' (extraction of file differences) and compression.
  • Dell Computer Corps, UK and USADell auction. Dell UK refurbished computers.
  • Delrina Corps.
  • Demon Internet Systems Internet service provider, UK
  • Dibs Direct, UK mail order company for hardware and software
  • Digital (DEC). Research & DevelopmentInternet Commercial Services Pilotsftp resource.
  • DigiUK Sony computers and monitors, refurbished.
  • Direct Data Storage Hard disks, tapes and optical drives for sale
  • Dragon SystemsNaturallySpeakingDragonDictate and NaturallySpeaking Mobile
  • Dun & Bradstreet business information. Small business owners can ask questions directly to a D&B Credibility Representative.
  • Eizo
  • Eastman Kodak including Cinesite, the graphics post production resource in London
  • Elektroson sell 'Gear' CD-R software for NT 4.
  • e-mpower IT serves based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, UK.
  • Equanet UK mail order supplier of office computer products.
  • Esys Corp. 'Simeon' (formerly known as 'ECSMail') mailer software
  • Evans & Sutherland graphics cards for PCs.
  • Extron Electronics. Supply high quality cables, switchers etc.
  • Finnish PIT multimedia server
  • FTP Software Inc.
  • Fujitsu Europe
  • Gateway UKUSA; files on ftp server
  • Hamilton Laboratories provide a 'C shell' for Windows
  • Hayes UK
  • HCS Global. UK retailer of computer supplies.
  • Hewlett-Packard: UK support site, HP Business Store online sales.
  • Hummingbird Vista 'eXceed' for X-windows etc.
  • Hypertech Multimedia Ltd, UK. Preparation of CDs containing videos.
  • ICL
  • IBM main web server
  • 'Buy Direct', UK
  • Central resource to download files and programs for all IBM platforms and links to information on current products. Search for files and drivers. PCMCIA drivers.
  •  PC services
  •  ThinkPads.
  • Ingram Micro Services, UK
  • Inktomi, develops and markets high-performance networked information and infrastructure applications
  • Ipswitch, Inc. John Junod's applications for Windows 'ws_ftp' and 'WhatsUp' (formerly ws_watch) etc.
  • Intel Corporation. Intel processors quick reference guide. My customized newsletter. Intel Architecture Labs (IAL)
  • Internet Distribution Services, Inc. USA, Internet service provider
  • Intergraph Corp, UK & Ireland
  • Iomega 'Zip' and 'Jaz' removable drives. Software to allow users to mount, unmount and format Iomega 'Zip' and 'Jaz' disks on an SGI workstation under IRIX
  • IT247 in Birmingham U.K. sell laptop computers made by Hewlett Packard (HP), Acer, Toshiba, Sony and others.
  • Iterated Systems Fractal compression software 'Fractal Viewer' and 'Fractal Imager' for WWW clients etc.
  •  I.T.S.Digital Ltd. computer parts and services retailer in Hertford, Herefordshire, UK
  • JD Design 'concat', 'tab2desk' and other useful additions for Win95 and NT 4
  • JP Software Sell '4DOS', '4DOSNT' etc.
  • Jungle.com. UK retailer of computer supplies. Software purchase and download.
  • Kingston specialize in memory chips for workstations and PCs.
  • Lasergene software including DNAStar
  • Lotus support server
  • M Squared UK retailers
  • Macromedia, Europe, 'Shockwave' Internet tools
  • Manageable Software Services, Inc. Download 'Catch-UP' scanner v 2 and run the application
  • Maxtor
  • Maxtor ftp server
  • McAfee Associates Inc. VirusScan software and latest 'dat' data file for v 3.0; ftp download McAfee 'VirusScan' for Win95' and NT and updates
  •  Micro Direct.. Computer retailer in Manchester with a good website.
  • Microsoft Inc. European mirror site of the Seattle servers.
  • Security and patches
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) resources. IT certification information at Cramsession.com.
  • 'Knowledge Base' index of help files.
  • Internet Explorer'Internet 'start' page, 'Best of the Web'.
  • MicroSolutions Inc, Toshiba computer retailer, USA. They can provide hard disks and memory for Toshiba computers.
  • Misco Computer Products, retailer UK
  • Mitsubishi
  • Mouse Systems Corp. mouse input devices
  • National Software Testing Laboratory NSTL, download free 'YMark2000' year 2,000 PC compliance testing software.
  • NEC, Europe
  • 'NetMedic' network/modem analysis software, VitalSigns,
  • NetNames Register an internet name for UKP 150.00.
  • Network Associates. PGP cryptography for email etc. 'PGP International' provides fee versions of the software. Software for all operating systems can be downloaded here. Help files, front ends etc. also available.
  • Network Computing Devices Inc.
  • Network Store Ltd. UK online vendor of networking equipment including Giga-Net priducts.
  • NeXT software Inc.
  • Notebooksuk.com sell used portable and notebook computers, Cheltenham UK.
  • Number Nine Visual Technology 'Imagine 128 II' video cards etc.
  • Opera Software A/S, Norway. 'Opera' web browser.
  • Oracle Corp.
  • Panasonic
  • PC World, UK retailer.
  • PC Power and Cooling Inc. high-performance computer power supplies, quiet fans & CPU coolers
  • Picker international imaging resources.
  • Pico Systems. UK notebook computer manufacturer and retailer.
  • Pipex Dial Internet Service Provider UK.
  • Plug-In Systems, Table of digital cameras.
  •  Polaroid UK. Including the 'SprintScan 4000' professional film scanner.
  • PowerQuest Corps. Authors of 'Partition Magic' and 'DriveCopy' which migrates the contents of a system disk to a new disk.
  • Pricewatch searchable database of mail order computer system and component prices.
  • Progressive Networks 'RealAudio', 'RealPlayer' and 'RealVideo'. WWW audio and video software.
  •  Prob-Solve Solutions (PSS) Ltd UK retails and maintains high-end servers and workstations, networking equipment, SAN and NAS storage
  • Puma Technology 'TranXit' infra-red wireless connectivity in NT, software and hardware.
  • Qualcomm, authors of Eudora mail client programs.
  • Qualix products for SGI computers.
  • Quantum Corp.
  • Raima, Embedded database technology for collecting, storing, managing & moving data.
  • Research Machines computer hardware sales UK
  • RSA Data Security Inc, encryption software
  • Seagate Technology Inc.
  • SGI UK, remanufactured products for sale.
  • Simply. UK retailer of computer supplies. 
  • SMC Corps.
  • SoftDesign RipBAR software.
  • SoftImage 'SoftImage 3D' for IRIX and Windows NT.
  • SoftQuad Inc.
  • Software Warehouse UK computer products retailer
  • Sony EuropePurchase from Sony Europe.
  • Speech Recognition Company, UK.
  • STAC Electronics
  • Sun Microsystems Inc.,
  • Sunbelt, UK software and support for Windows NT
  • SunSITE, Japan
  • Supermicro Computer Inc. Mother board manufacturer
  • Sydex Inc. sell 'CopyQM' diskette duplication copying utility
  • Symantec Corps.
  • Symantec Corps. Patches for Norton Utilities etc.
  • Snyxius Technologies, web design, web development, software development, graphic design, application development, ivr systems development
  • SystemSoft Corps. PCMCIA software etc.
  • TechSmith Corp. 'SnagIt' screen capture utility for Windows, shareware.
  • Tektronix Colour printers.
  • Toshiba UKnotebook computers.
  • Toshiba Europe, Technical service and support web site for Toshiba notebook computers. Germany.
  • Toshiba, UK
  • Canadian server.
  • Jens Maurer's information on Toshiba computer specifications.
  • Spry's 'Guidelines for installing 'NT 4.0 workstation' on a Toshiba Tecra 730XCDT'.
  • Toshiba's Windows 2000 software and hardware support site.
  • Totally Portable.com. UK retailer of mobile computer supplies. 
  • Trade Perfect Inc. mail order notebook computers, Los Angeles.
  • TwinSystems IT services & advice
  • VXtreme Inc, 'WebTheatre' real time video streaming software
  • VeriSign Inc. Digital certificates, signatures and user authentication
  • Videologic graphics accelerator cards
  • VitalSigns Software 'Net.Medic' browser and network analysis software
  • Watford Electronics. UK retailer of computer supplies. 
  • Western Digital Corps. and hardware utility programs.
  • Windsor Software. 'FileSync', Synchronize files and directories in NT, Windows95.
  • WinZIP compression software
  • WordPerfect Corp.
  • Wright Marketing Group Purchase memory chips. Home of the 'Memory Queen'.
  • Zeus Technology UK. Fast web server software for ISPs needing multiple webs and FrontPage functions.
  • Ziff Davies ZDNet' s European server with software, magazines etc.
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