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Other sites by me or related to me:

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Graphics and photos by none other than myself.

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Friends, Buds, Pals, Associates and Honorable Mentions:

Roy Scott
Alyce Watson
Corrupt
Jerry Muelver
Prakash
Rick Clark
Walt Decker
Candle
Lurah

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Cross Platform Links: (Linux, Mac OS X and Windows)

BitRock Installer
A bit expensive, but it’s quite a feature rich software installer that supports a large selection of systems.

PureBasic
A cross platform basic that is rock solid and produces seriously small executables. PureBasic is one of my favorites.

BlitzMax
A cross platform basic for developing games. But if you purchase the module “BlitzGUI”, you can turn it into a cross platform basic for GUI development. BlitzMax is also one of my favorites.

REALbasic
A bit pricey if you want cross platform, but it’s similarities to VB makes it a viable development tool for cross platform development projects.

sdlBasic
This one is a freebie. It’s intended for cross platform game development using the SDL libraries.

wxBasic Programming Language
Another freebie. Not too bad for cross platform, but requires the wx libraries to be installed on whatever os you’ll be running the resulting apps on.

Liberty Basic
A soon to be cross platform basic. LB has been around for a while now, but only for Windows. Sometime in 2006, or maybe early 2007, a Linux and Mac OS X version will be available.

REBOL
This one is a unique one for sure. It’s kind of like basic, with some structuring like a C, but quite easy to use. It’s not your typical setup though, as it’s something like java, but far less bulky, but the intention of having the runtime on the users system, and they can just run the program from either online or locally. Yeah, something like that. 😉 Ahhh, just check it out and figure it out yourself. 😉

Runtime Revolution Ltd
Purveyors of Revolution and DreamCard. Those familiar with MetaCard and similar languages will feel right at home. Expensive but worth it if you need a robust, solid cross platform language.

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Linux Links:

GnomeFiles
Good place for the average person to pick up on some good Gnome (GTK Based) software.

gnomeapps.org
Another site for Gnome software

IceWALKERS
Excellent site for Linux software in general. Ya don’t have to be a geek to get around this site to find some good Linux apps.

Tucows
Well, Tucows has been around for a long time now, and it’s still a good place to dig up some good stuff.

KDE-Apps.org
Good place for KDE (QT Based) software.

Gambas
A Linux based basic language. If you’re a VB programmer then jumping to Linux using Gambas should be your move.

DistroWatch.com
If you’re really into Linux and want to keep an eye on new Linux distributions or to see anything else Linux related, then DistroWatch is your site.

Ubuntu Linux
This Linux distribution is quickly becoming popular. If you’re new to Linux, I’d recommend Ubuntu. This is the Linux I use on one of my PC’s, but also on the PC’s of my kids.

MEPIS Linux
Another good Linux distro for newbies to get their toes wet with.

Fedora Linux
Formerly known as RedHat Linux, it’s a long running distro, but I found it to be a bit too bloated for my liking.

OpenSUSE Linux
Haven’t tried it, but have been told that it’s good for newbies also.

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OS X Links:

Mac OS X Downloads listed at Apple.com
A healthy list of OS X apps.

OS X Apps
Big list of OS X Apps

Cool OS X Apps
A selective list of outstanding OS X Apps

File Avenue
File Avenue’s OS X software listing section.

SoftwareArchives.com
Growing list of software for OS X.

Softpedia
Softpedia’s OS X listing section.

SofoTex
And again here….

Tucows
And of course here too…

CocoaBasic
An Object Oriented basic similar to REALBasic, but not completely compatible. CocoaBasic is now open source.

FutureBASIC
Here we go again with referencing REALBasic… FutureBASIC is touted as being the foremost alternative to REALBasic, but of course, like CocoaBasic, it’s Mac only. FutureBASIC does have the advantage of still being able to compile for older Mac platforms, even 68K.

Omikron Basic
Wait! Wait! This one doesn’t make any comparison or reference to REALBasic! 😉 Omikron Basic has been around and in use for quite a long time and continues to grow and develop. An all purpose basic capable of doing just about anything you want, but it also touts an extensive mathmatics library aimed at scientist and engineers.

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Windows Links:

TinyApps.Org
Intended as a site that lists programs that are small in file size. Also has a small list of OS X apps.

Shell Extension City
Should have been called “Geek Extension City”. Not really for the average user, more for users just above average to full blown geeks. This site lists a healthy offering of software that is more system related.

Freeware Files
Here ya go! If you’re an average user and are looking for software, this is a good place to go….

Files32.com
And another good place to go….

Freeware Home
And another one…. I was a part owner of this one many computers ago.

Nonags
And last but not least, one of my long time favorites….. NONAGS! It’s a bit of a quirky design, but think of it as focusing more on the content and not the eye candy. 🙂

Visual DialogScript
One of the best scripting languages for Window that I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. They do have a free version if you want to get your feet wet. 🙂