|Cool Sites & Software
Top Ten Web Sites
places to get your software downloads and technical news.
1. COOL TOOL
Every day, Cool Tool reviews a great downloadable software tool. Tools are
amassed in a library searchable by topic, platform or keyword, and run the full range of
client and server software.
2. TOM'S HARDWARE GUIDE
Wow, Tom has time to test everything! In addition to making comparative tests between
products (like 22 different 3D accelerator cards) this site offers a series of guides
explaining in detail the ins and outs of everything from chipsets to bios. 10 million
visitors can't be wrong!
3. INFERENCE SEARCH ENGINE
By far, the most superior search engine available for most search needs. Inference
searches all the other search engines with your standard or Boolean query, and
delivers results in amazingly intelligent categories.
4. STREET TECH
The hardware junkies site with more than just hardware. Street Tech adds new content five
days a week, reviewing not only hardware but toys and gadgets and delivering the lasted
techno gossip and news.
5. ANDOVER NEWS NETWORK
For serious techno-news addicts, there is no other site. This parent company home page
list headlines from and links to it's nine daughter sites: AppleWatch, HarwareWatch,
Internet-Watch, ITWatch, JavaWatch, MicrosoftWatch, NetscapeWatch, SoftwareWatch and
6. VIRTUAL INTERNET
Yha, they're Europe's largest domain name registrar and hosting company, but who cares?
What's really cool is the tool that lets you look up any domain name, domestic or
international, see if it's available, and view it's ownership and contact information.
7. DAVE CENTRAL
Yes, it's another Andover Network site, but hey, they know their stuff. This site
focuses on a truly vast, perfectly organised library of Internet communication software,
from audio to web authoring. And it's all shareware, freeware, demos and betas! Cheap is
our favourite flavour.
8. WINDOWS USERS GROUP NETWORK
Self-describes as "the premier independent online support organization for the
Microsoft Windows environment and related products and technology," WUGNET provides
tech support in many CompuServe forums, but their resources are available to everyone at
9. UK PLUS
An excellent search engine focused on UK content, making the web more relevant to UK
users. A philosophy we heartily endorse at LEOnet!