Originally Posted by MoonDog
I thought I was gonna fall out of my chair when I saw this thread Jay. We need to get together and put together a FAQ on what progs to use for your everyday computer needs, i.e. CDex, DVD Shrink, Gordian Knot, Firefox... the list goes on and on. And then post up guides on how to use them. It is getting old repeating the samethings all the time.
Seriously! I remember we used to have one up, but I think maybe it was lost when we had to change the forum due to the old ones being hacked.
I'm down for contributing. We need to see who all wants to work on the bulk of it, and what areas they're wanting to contribute to (such as internet/browser/email security, cd/dvd backup (mp3/divx/vcd/svcd/dvd shrink), file sharing, etc). Not only suggest programs for these areas, but yeah, also write up a guide either on the programs usage, or on basic principals (such as how to protect yourself from viruses/spyware as it's more than just a single program that magically does everything for you).
Obviously it'll focus more on Windows, but I don't see any reason if someone wants to contribute the information, why *nix and Mac stuff can't be added to it.
I'll PM you sometime this weekend (about to head to sleep), we should work out a list of topics that'll need to be covered, then post that up and see who wants to work on what.