Use the links below to download the software discussed in The Practical PC. 


Chapter 1

Chapter 10


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TrueType fonts and utilities

Shareware & Freeware Fonts

DTP Software Demos

Adobe PageMaker Tryout Version


Microsoft Publisher

Desktop Publishing Software Resources

Word Templates (commercial site)

10 Minute Business Profile Wizard for Word

Thesis and Term Paper Template for Word

Microsoft Word Downloads



Chapter 2

Chapter 11

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PowerPoint Templates

Microsoft PowerPoint Downloads

Free PowerPoint Downloads

Excel Templates

Microsoft Excel Add-ons

Free Excel Downloads


Chapter 3

Chapter 12

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Simple File and Database Software

Yahoo Database Software Directory

Database Management Software Resources

Claris FileMaker Pro Trial Version

Access Database Templates

Microsoft Access Downloads


  Chapter 4 Chapter 13

Encryption Software

Freeware version of PGP Encryption Software

Cypherix Encryption software

CodedDrag 2.4 Strong Data Encryption for the Windows Desktop

Clip Art

The Clipart Place

Barry's Clipart Server

Paint Software

Free Paint Software Resources

Drawing Software

Macromedia Freehand 30-Day Free Trial

SmartDraw Trial Download

Photo Editing Software

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 30-Day Free Trial CD

Free Photo Editing Software Resources


  Chapter 5 Chapter 14

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Screen Readers

JAWS for Windows Free Trail Download

Screen Reader Software Resources

MP3 Software

MusicMatch Jukebox

XingTech AudioCatalyst

MP3 Software Downloads and Reviews

  Chapter 6 Chapter 15

Antivirus Software

Trial Version of McAfee VirusScan

Trial version of Norton AntiVirus Software

Freebyte's Guide to Free Antivirus Software

GIF Animation Software

Easy GIF Animator Trial

Ulead GIF Animator 15-Day Trial Version

  Chapter 7 Chapter 16

ISP Sign-up Kits

Broadband ISP Resources

AT&T WorldNet


America Online


Benchmark Software

PerformanceTest 5.0 Benchmark test download page

PassMark Benchmark Downloads

System Analyzer Software

Symantec Norton Utilities

Registry Mechanic 4.0 for Windows

Free System Analyzer Software Resources


Chapter 8

Chapter 17


Internet Explorer Downloads 
and Updates

Netscape Navigator and Communicator

Mozilla/Firefox Browser

Web Page Authoring Software

Macromedia Dreamweaver

Microsoft FrontPage

Mozilla Composer

Free HTML Editing Software Resources

Filtering Software

CyberSitter Free Trial and 
On-line Demo


Net Nanny Commercial 

Memory Memory Upgrade Site

Kingston Memory Upgrade and Information Site Memory Information

  Chapter 9 Chapter 18

E-mail Client Software

Microsoft Outlook and
Outlook Express E-mail Clients

Mozilla Thunderbird E-mail Client

Eudora Mail Client

Free Hotmail Account

Compression Software

WinZip Trial Version

ZipWizard Pro Evaluation Copy

Freeware Compression Utilities

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