APCUG

Pictures link to sites…

Places to Buy Stuff 😉
PCMall Mail Order Computer Products
Tiger

Er, you are figuring this one out by now, right? 😛

Tiger Direct also owns the brand names for CompUSA and Circuit City, so you are actually buying from them no matter which site you go to.

 NewEgg

Most of the items I buy are either from these people, Tiger Direct, or PC Mall.  You ought to comparison price between at least these three if you are making a large purchase.

 CDW

Yes, you are going to be shocked, simply shocked to find out you can buy stuff here.

 PCConnection

 Here too.  Comparison shopping is always a good thing…

 amazon

 I have to include them for completeness, but frankly I don’t use them as a source unless I can’t find what I need anywhere else first.  That said, I do end up using them from time to time just to pick up relatively obscure parts I need.

 MacMall  For when you need something from the dark side…
 OWC

 These guys are a really good and cheap 3rd party resource for Mac Parts

 

Other Stuff
AllMyFaves

This is a compilation of sites broken down into various catagories.  Pretty nifty actually, you can waste a lot of time here.

 RRRecord  The Northern Neck’s own!
Corel

Word Perfect (Remember them?) Paintshop, Winzip

MS

They make some kind of software as I recall.  I forget what exactly.

VALottery

Feeling Lucky?

FSF

Organization Behind the Free Software Movement

MakeUseOf

This is a really useful and interesting site for techy type things.  Be sure to check it out.

3dprinter

The go to place if you want the latest news from the World of 3D Printing

 

FREE Stuff
OpenOffice

Open Source Office software Suite

 7zip

 Free file compression/decompression

DAZ

The most expensive free software you will ever download (seriously, the software is free, the hobby, when you get into it, can get very expensive, but it’s a lot of fun to play with)

linux_logo

Of course there is no such thing as only one Linux Distro… This is a link to a page that picks out the best of them by purpose and gives you links to those pages.