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MajorGeeks is here to help you get the most out of your computer mainly by offering tools to the beginner or advanced user (hopefully you someday). Try not to be overwhelmed, just take it one step at a time. Your hosts (Jim and Tim) are both self taught, as are many of our visitors. Many of the files found here give you a nice interface and even explain things for you in simple terms. Many do not even make modifications until you apply them (we cover some of those sections below)

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      05.08.2009 18:06
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      Excellent and utterly essential

      http://majorgeeks.com/

      For just about every conceivable eventuality this website will have a solution for you. It literally has almost anything for computing needs.

      Major Geeks is a file server and mirror which provides computer software in the form of drivers, utilities and management programs. A large portion of what is on offer is free or time limited trial though some are shareware. Pro upgrades are available should you wish to go down that route. The software provided covers largely Windows from 98 onwards and some Mac software too.

      The full list of categories is as follows:

      Admin Tools, All In One Tools, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Appearance, Back-Up, Benchmarking, BIOS, Browsers, Covert-Ops, Data Recovery, Diagnostics, Drive Cleaners, Drive Utilities, Drivers, Driver Tools, Ergonomics, Firewalls, Games, Game Tweaks, Graphics, Input Devices, Internet Tools, Macintosh, Mail Utilities, Memory, Messaging, Microsoft, Monitoring, Multimedia, Networking, Office Tools, Process Managment, Processor, Registry, Security, System Info, Toys, Video, Miscellaneous and a news archive with some weird stories.

      Each category has a huge list of options inside with the programs stored alphabetically. Many are rated on a 'Geek' scale for usefulness and may get a 'hot' tag if they are very popular. Usually there are a selection of download sites to go to, maybe the authors site and various global mirror sites.

      The site has an excellent forum in the phpBB format which you can browse any time. You can also register if you wish. For those who like to wear their geekiness on their sleeve there is also a shop for some nice techie, and tacky I suppose, located at: http://jinx.com/majorgeeks/

      The site is not over run with ads and pop ups aren't a problem at all. The pages are green and brown in contrast to keep with the military theme. There are also plently of links off site and also RSS feeds.

      My Summary:

      This has got to be one of my favourite sites on the net and I urge you to bookmark it and use it regularly. I used it mainly for drivers for my graphics card, anti-virus and disk management. Everything is clearly labelled and each program has a short description outline what it does. The sheer amount of content means that you only need to stop here for your computing needs whether you are troubleshooting or just tweaking for fun. This site is up there with Google and Wikipedia. In my opinion this is the best site of its kind for tech apps bar none. Absolutely essential.

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