Links from Voluntary Action Rutland talk

The session handout and Powerpoint file are attached at the bottom of the page.

In the unlikley event that you want my powerpoint slides, you can download a free Powerpoint viewer if you don't have Powerpoint, from: - or use LibreOffice1


Links to some of the software I mentioned are listed here too:

Anything I missed - Google it!

How does the internet work?

I found this excellent youtube video:


Home/office file sharing

There are hundreds of online guides on file sharing, so I won't duplicate:

XP file sharing

Vista file sharing (the XP way)

Free Software sources

Many of the things further down my list are also obtainable from one of these sites: or


Disk full? Windirstat

Disk bad? HDtune  Or, google for manufacturer's hard drive diagnostics software


Disk Cleanup:ccleaner, Glary Utilities

Free Office software (word processing etc): LibreOffice

Web filtering:

Disk encryption: Truecrypt

Backups: SyncbackSE ($30 for excellent file-based backups) ,

Cobian backup (free), Acronis Trueimage (good image-based backups),

Storagecraft (very good image based backups).

DriveimageXML - free imaging for personal use- full backups only.


Also the built in Windows 7 backup is good with single USB drives.


A few 'cloud' applications




Google: sign up for access to mail, online documents & more


Actually, just look through the list on this page:,1




Don’t let the computer beat you!.pptx4.9 MB
VAR handout.docx226.47 KB