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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave

Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

One thing I do enjoy when travelling in the US is getting up to date on some of the Magazines that I don’t always get a chance to get hold of, or get a chance to read, as there’s usually a lot of time sitting in Aircraft or Airports? ;-)

I caught this article in the PC Mag and found it quite useful, but I’ve cut their list down to the 11 that I thought were keepers. I could make that 10 really as I hadn’t come across Kayak before, but there you go?

Top 100 Classic Web Sites from PC Magazine

 

Digital Photography Review
www.dpreview.com
Digital Photography Review

Celebrating its tenth birthday this November, Digital Photography Review is hands down one of the most influential—and popular—camera sites on the Internet. You'll find in-depth reviews of all kinds of camera gear, product announcements, and tips from photography pros in the discussion forums.

SmugMug
www.smugmug.com
SmugMug

SmugMug lets users share their photos with the world, order photo-centric gifts, and even make a little extra cash on the side. 
Read our review of SmugMug.


Dynamism
www.dynamism.com
Dynamism

It's a truism that the U.S. lags behind Japan when it comes to cool tech like cell phones, laptops, and similar gadgets. If you don't feel like waiting years for a cool piece of tech to make it to the U.S. and can't figure out how to order from a Japanese Web site, chances are good that you can find it on Dynamism.


LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com
Linkedin

The social network for professionals has been slow to add new features and capabilities, and that's just the way its users like it. No music playing in the background, no blinking Flash modules, no SuperPokes, just simple, intuitive online networking
Read our review of LinkedIn.


AVS Forum
www.avsforum.com
AVS Forum

Like all the geekiest forum sites, AVS Forum isn't much to look at. But the frequently updated home-theater site has loads of expert tips and how-tos for audio- or videophiles with a DIY streak.

 

DistroWatch.com
www.distrowatch.com
DistroWatch.com

The definitive Web site for Linux fans, DistroWatch.com keeps track of the ever-expanding universe of Linux distros with news, reviews, and downloads. Like many Linux-related projects, the site is indispensable to the Linux community and incomprehensible to most everyone else.

 

The Register
www.theregister.co.uk

The Register

El Reg skewers the tech and IT industry with its perfect mix of in-depth news reporting and snark. And if you're having a bad day on the IT desk, perusing the brilliantly biting headlines on The Register's homepage will serve as the perfect pick-me-up.

 

Engadget
www.engadget.com
Engadget

After several years and thousands of upstart competitors, Engadget's no-holds-barred gadget coverage is still the gold standard for tech blogging.

 

Wired
www.wired.com
Wired

The Web site is just as multifaceted as the magazine, covering technology, gadgets, science, environmentalism, gaming, music, movies, politics—all with a cool look and a geeky slant.

 

Google Maps
maps.google.com
Google Maps

Google Maps just keeps adding great features, yet it still doesn't feel bloated in the least. The service offers driving directions, satellite views, street views, business and restaurant locators, user-created maps, public transit routes—the list goes on.

 

Kayak
www.kayak.com
Kayak

Looking for the cheapest price on plane tickets? Kayak makes comparison shopping easy by showing you the prices of all the available flights. The service can find you a good price on a hotel room, too.

Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2008 4:13 PM Real Cool Stuff | Back to top


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