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 Table of Contents

 1. Anti-Piracy and Anti-SPAM 10. General Reference
 2. Specialized Searches 11. Time and Weather Info
 3. Software Downloads 12. Local Sports & Amousments (Sites)
 4. Open Source Software, Linux 13. Other Saskatchewan Sites
 5. Major Hardware Vendors 14. Government of Saskatchewan
 6. Major Software Vendors 15. Government of Canada
 7. Financial Information 16. Internet Performance Testing
 8. Local Internet Providers 17. DNS Server Testing & Reporting
 9. Local Radio Stations 18. Website SEO Submission

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1. Anti-Piracy and Anti-SPAM

 www.bsa.org  Business Software Alliance – Report Software Piracy
 www.caast.org  Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft – Antipiracy
 www.spamcop.net  SPAMcop.Net: The Original silent SPAM reporting service
 Google SPAM reports  Google.Com: Report SPAM for better search filtering  

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2. Specialized Search Engines

 www.allstarjobs.ca  Canadian employment agencies, job banks, employers, career resources
 www.ask.com  Ask Jeeves: Search the Web or Ask Jeeves a question
 www.canada.com  Canada.com: National Directory, News, search by city
 www.canadapost.ca  Canada Post: Postal Code Searches and other postal services
 www.canoe.ca  Canoe Canadian Searches, shop, news, and financial info
 www.yellowpages.ca  National Yellow Pages Directory (All Provinces)
 www.dogpile.com  Search All of the Best: Google, Yahoo, MSN, AskJeeves – piled into one
 www.ipligence.com  IP Geolocation Services, see www.ipligence.com
 www.google.ca  Google Canada Search, see www.google.com
 www.listingsca.com/sk  Listings Canada, Saskatchewan
 www.lycos.com  Chat, Downloads, Email, Entertainment, News, Search
 www.mysask.com  SaskTel on-line Directories, News, Entertainment, Movies
 www.regina.com  Regina Business – Find local news, events, things to do, restaurants. . .
 regina.foundlocally.com  Regina Found Locally – SE Sask. Businesses, Shopping
 www.reveal.ca  Business Only Searches – Western Canadian Exclusive
 www.sasksearch.com   Search Saskatchewan – for Local Sites Only
 www.webcrawler.com  Combined Search; Google • Yahoo! • AskJeeves • About • LookSmart • Others
 www.yahoo.ca  The Original; Chat, Download, Email, Finance, News; see www.yahoo.com

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3. Software Downloads

 www.download.com  CNET Download.com free software for Windows, Mac, Mobile
 www.driverguide.com  Driver Guide: Download Windows drivers: registration required
 www.avg.com  AVG AntiVirus Free Edition download, purchase, support
 www.microsoft.com  Microsoft Downloads: Free Software Updates, Utilities, Office Viewers
 www.safer-networking.org  Home of Spybot SD (Search & Destroy) Free spyware removal tool
 www.shareware.com  Shareware and freeware for Windows and Mac
 www.sysinternals.com  Windows System admin utilities, now part of Microsoft
 www.tucows.com  Downloads of all kinds: shareware; freeware; trialware. . .
 www.winsite.com  Windows downloads: drivers; freeware; shareware; screen savers. . .
 dir.yahoo.com  More Windows Software: Freeware and Shareware. . .
 www.zonelabs.com  ZoneAlarm Free Firewall – downloads, purchase and support

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4. Open Source Software, Linux

 www.apache.org  Apache Software Foundation — Web Server Software
 www.debian.org  Debian Linux – the universal operating system
 linux.ittoolbox.com  Linux Knowledge Base – Code, Tutorials, Technical Support
 www.linux.com  Linux Resources and News – The enterprise Linux resource
 www.linux.org  Linux Online – software, documentation, and training
 www.linuxhq.org  Linux Information Head Quarters – latest development status
 www.losurs.org  Linux/Open Source Users of Regina, SK (pronounced Losers)
 www.mandrakelinux.com  Mandrake Linux – a friendly OS for servers and home/office
 www.mozilla.org  Firefox Browser, Thunderbird and Open Eudora email, FileZilla FTP
 www.opensuse.org  Open SUSE Distribution – Free Download of SUSE Linux from Novell
 openwebmail.org  Open Source Webmail – supported locally at www.littlefish.ca
 www.redhat.com  RedHat Linux – trusted Linux provider for enterprise servers
 www.tldp.org  Linux Documentation Project – HowTo, Guides, FAQ, and more
 www.ubuntu.com  Ubunto Free Linux Distribution

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5. Major Hardware Vendors

 www.ati.amd.com  ATI Technologies – Division of AMD: Video Products
 www.amd.com  Advanced Micro Devices: Processors and Chipsets
 www.3com.com  3Com Corporation: Network Products
 www.apc.com  American Power Conversion Corp: Power Conditioning
 www.apple.com  Apple Computer: iPad, iPhone, iTunes, Mac, QuickTime, MP3 Downloads
 www.alteclansing.com  Altec Lansing: Speakers Systems (altecmm.com)
 www.canon.ca  Canon Canada: Cameras, Copiers, Printers, Scanners, etc. (canon.com USA)
 www.certance.com  Certance Storage Products: a Division of Quantum.
 www.compaq.com  Compaq Computers Inc: A division of HP
 www.dell.ca  Dell Canada: Servers, Notebooks, PC’s, printers (dell.com USA)
 www.diamondmm.com  Diamond Multi-Media: Modems and Video
 www.dlink.ca  D-Link Systems Inc: Network Products ( dlink.com USA)
 www.epson.com  Epson: Printers, Scanners, Storage
 www.fcpa.com  Fujitsu Computer Products of America: Printers, Storage
 www.gateway.com  Gateway Canada: Computers Products (gateway.com USA)
 www.gigamon.com  Gigamon: intelligent Traffic Visibility solutions for networks
 www.hp.ca  Hewlett Packard: full line computer vendor (hp.com USA)
 www.ibm.ca  IBM: Mainframe Servers, Storage, & Services (ibm.com USA)
 www.intel.com  Intel Corporation: Processors; Chipsets; Motherboards, Chassis
 www.iomega.com  Iomega: Storage Products (Hard Drives, MP3, Optical, Zip)
 www.kingston.com  Kingston Technology: Computer Memory Products
 www.lenovo.com  Lenovo, new world thinking. PC, Notebooks, Tablets, and Servers
 www.lexmark.ca  Lexmark International, Inc: Printers (lexmark.com USA)
 www.lg.ca  LG: – Life’s Good (formerly: Lucky Goldstar) Monitors, Notebooks, Optical Drives
 www.linksys.com  Linksys network products, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
 www.logitech.com  Logitech: Keyboards, Mice, WebCams, Speakers, Gaming
 www.maxtor.com  Maxtor (Division of Seagate) – Computer Storage Products (Storage)
 www.nec.com  NEC Corporation: Computers, Monitors, Peripherals
 www.quantum.com  Quantum Corporation: Tape Storage Products
 www.samsung.ca  Samsung Computer Products:(samsung.com USA)
 www.seagate.com  Seagate: Computer Storage (Disks)
 www.sony.ca  Sony Canada: PCs, Notebooks, Monitors, Storage (sony.com USA)
 www.toshiba.com  Toshiba America Inc: Notebooks, DVD, Telephony, Storage
 www.usr.com  US Robotics: (Division of 3Com) Modems, Network Devices
 www.viewsonic.com  ViewSonic: Monitors, Video, Networking
 www.wd.com  Western Digital Corp: Storage Products(Disks)and Home Entertainment
 www.xerox.ca  Xerox Corporation: Printers, Scanners, Copiers (xerox.com USA)

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6. Major Software Vendors

 www.acronis.com  Acronis Inc: System Backup, Deployment and Security Utilities
 www.adobe.com  Adobe Systems Inc: Acrobat, Illustrator, PageMaker
 www.ca.com  Computer Associates International Inc: eTrust AntiVirus, Utilities
 www.corel.com  Corel Software: Corel Draw, WordPerfect Suite, plus JASC SW
 www.eudora.com   We protect digital freedom for everyone(Client and Server) Free Sponsor-mode, Paid-Mode no Ads
 www.avg.com  Now owned by Avast
 www.microsoft.com  Microsoft: Windows OS, Office Suite, and more
 www.mcafee.com  McAfee Inc: (Network Associates Inc) AntiVirus and Security Software
 www.nero.com  Ahead Nero: CD / DVD Burning Software
 networkinstruments.com  Network Instruments: Observer network monitoring software
 www.roxio.com  Roxio Inc: Easy CD/Media Creator (CD/DVD recording)
 www.sco.com  The SCO Group (Santa Cruise Operations): SCO UNIX
 www.sun.com  Sun MicroSystems Inc: Java Software (JRE, etc.)

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7. Financial Information

 canadiancreditcenter.com  Canadian Credit Center – Financial Products & Services
 money.canoe.ca  Canoe Money – Personal Financial Information
 www.cbot.com  Chicago Board of Trade  – Free Info on Int. Rates, Market Data
 www.equifax.ca  Equifax Canada – Consumer Information Centre
 www.fcac.gc.ca  Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – Consumer Protection
 www.investorsgroup.ca  Investors Group – Mutual Funds and Financial Planning (or .com)
 www.pcquote.com  PC Quote – Free Real-time and Delayed Stock Quotes
 www.telenium.ca  Telenium – Free Canadian Stock Market Quotations
 www.transunion.ca  TransUnion – Canadian Credit Reporting Service
 finance.yahoo.com  Yahoo Finance – Personal Finance and Investor Information
 quote.yahoo.com  Yahoo Stock Quotes – and other Personal Financial Services

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8. Local Internet Service Providers

www.myaccess.ca Access Communications Co-op. Ltd. – ISP, formerly Cable Regina
www.directwest.com DirectWest Publishers – Directories, eBusiness solutions
www.sasktel.com Saskatchewan Telecom – ISP, see also:
www.sms.sasktel.com SaskTel SMS Service – Send a Text Message from a PC browser
www.yourlink.ca Yourlink Inc. – Rural Wireless High Speed Internet

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9. Local Radio Stations

www.620ckrm.com CKRM 620 AM – Country music with live audio (Regina)
www.bigdog927.com CHBD 92.7 FM – Country music with live audio (Regina)
www.cbc.ca CBC Radio One – click on location for local live audio (Regina)
www.chabradio.com CHAB 800 AM – Best Music of All Time (Moose Jaw)
www.cjtr.ca CJTR 91.3 FM Community Radio – Alternative Listening (Regina)
www.my921.ca My 92.1 FM – Saskatchewan’s at work station. (Regina)
www.country100fm.com Country 100.7 FM – South Saskatchewan’s Best Country (Moose Jaw)
www.jackfmregina.com 94.5 Jack FM – We play it all! (Regina)
 www.cjme.com 980 AM News Talk Radio – Latest News (Regina)
www.z99.com CIZL 98.9 FM Regina Radio – Rock Music (Regina)

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10. General Reference

www.allareacodes.com Free N/A Telephone Area Code Maps
www.appalachiantrail.com The Longest Hiking-Only Trail in the World
 www.urbandictionary.com  Catch up on the latest Pop Culture or just about anything.
 www.wikipedia.com  The Free Encyclopedia
 www.whatismyip.com  View your public TCP/IP Internet Address

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11. Time & Weather Info

www.24timezones.com   What Time Is It Around The World Right Now?
www.csgnetwork.com   International Time Zone Converted.
www.timeanddate.com   Current local times in capitals around the world.
www.theweathernetwork.com   Current North American Weather, starting at Regina.

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12. Sports & Related Info
www.riderville.com  Saskatchewan RoughRiders home page.
www.greycupfestival.ca   Grey Cup Festival site.
www.reginathunder.ca  Regina Junior Football Club.
www.reginapats.com  Regina Pats SJHL Hodkey Team home page.

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13. Other Interesting SK Sites

 www.bbbsask.com  Better Business Bureau – Saskatchewan
 local.cips.ca/queencity  Canadian Information Processing Society – Regina Chapter
 www.cips.ca/Sask  Canadian Information Processing Society – Saskatchewan Chapter
 discovermoosejaw.com  Discover Moose Jaw – Community Info and Marketing by Goldenwest Radio
 www.garyscomputerservice.com  PC Repairs and Sales in Southey, SK
 www.gasbuddy.com  North American Gas Prices by City
 www.leaderpost.com  Regina Leader Post – daily news online
 www.mysask411.com  SK Phone Directories – news, entertainment, movie listings
 www.producer.com  Western Producer Publications – online
 www.reginachamber.com  Regina Chamber of Commerce – promoting economic growth in Regina
 www.saskchamber.com  Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce – promoting economic growth in SK
 www.reginajobs.net  Regina Job Search – Online Source for Finding Jobs in Regina
 www.reginajobshop.ca  Regina Job Shop: Find the Perfect Job or Employer
 www.rpl.regina.sk.ca  Regina Public Library – online
 roadinfo.telenium.ca  SK Highways and Transportation – Road Conditions
 www.saskjobs.com  Local Job Listings see: www.reginajobs.ca, www.canjobs.com
 www.spga.ca  Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Help Line.
 www.shopinregina.com  Find anything in Regina, Saskatchewan, or Canada
 www.uregina.ca  University of Regina – Regina, SK
 www.usask.ca  University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon, SK
 www.usedregina.com  Anything Used for Sale in Regina, SK.  Free Classified Listings.
 www.varietyplumbing.com   Variety Plumbing, Heating & Electrical.

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14. Government of Saskatchewan Sites

 www.regina.ca  City of Regina, SK Administration
 www.gov.sk.ca  Government of Saskatchewan– Our Future is Wide Open!
 www.gov.sk.ca/finance  SaskFinance PST Information and Administration.
 www.legassembly.sk.ca  Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly – Hansard Transcripts
 www.saskndp.com  New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan – Provincial Oposition MLAs
 www.saskparty.ca  Saskatchewan Party – Provincial Government MLAs
 www.sasktourism.com  Tourism Saskatchewan – visitor information

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15. Government of Canada Sites

 www.tbs-sct.gc.ca  Access to Information Requests, Treasury Board Secretariat
 consumerinformation.ca  Canadian Consumer Information – product advisories
 www.gc.ca  Government of Canada – same as: [www.]canada.gc.ca
 www.cra-arc.gc.ca  Canada Revenue Agency – formerly Revenue Canada or CCRA.
 www.forces.gc.ca …  DND.ca – Write to our Troops on Canadian Forces Monitored Message Board
 cap.ic.gc.ca  Community Access Program – Industry Canada (for small towns)
 www.ecoaction.gc.ca  Climate Change – ecoAction Canada
 www.rcmp.gc.ca  Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Our National Police, HQ in Regina, SK
 www.voyage.gc.ca  Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau – Info for Canadians Traveling Abroad
 weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca  Regina Area Weather Informationweatheroffice.ec.gc.ca

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16. Internet Performance Testing

 BROADBAND speedchecker UK Speedtest, shows your IP and ISP.
 C|net Bandwidth Meter CNET Reviews – Internet Speed Test, Download only.
 PCpitstop.com Free Internet Bandwidth Tests – Uploads and Downloads.
 DSLreports.com Register for advanced features like Test History Log, & others.
 McAfee Speedometer How fast is your internet connection?
 Numion Speed Test Measure down, up, surf speed, and latency. (Java)
 My Access Speed Test Access Communications local customer speed testing.
 Sasktel.com Speedtest Local SaskTel High Speed Internet speed test.
 Speedtest.net OOKLA World-Wide Internet Speed Testing and Statistics, shows IP and ISP. (Flash)
 Speedcheck.org Internet Speed Test, The Ultimate Guide.
 DotCom-tools.com Test your Website speed from 20+ locations worldwide.

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17. Internet DNS Server Testing & Reporting

 DNSqueries.com  Check DNS status of your domain and report complete DNS config snapshot.
 IntoDNS.net  Check DNS health and configuration, report status of DNS and mail servers.
 DNScolos.net  Enter Domain Name to generate free DNS report.
 myDNStools.info  Free tools to troubleshoot, test, check, or just explore your DNS.
 CheckDNS.net  Check accuracy of your DNS, Mail and Webserver.
 ByteSolutions.com  A variety of Internet DNS, IP, and mail testing tools.

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18. Website Search Engine Optimization

submitexpress.com Meta Data Analysis and Search Engine Submission.
 Submission Monster free search submissions
 Free Submission to Entire Web.

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