What are Downloads?
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programs (utilities) that enhance your
flexibility and ability to create and maneuver
activities in your computer and the Internet.
An example would be
This program allows you to save to your computer some of the articles you will
find on the Internet and then be able to read the article from your computer
after you have come off of the Internet. This conserves your Internet time and
saves you money. You need this program by the way, or one
There are thousands of others. They will do File Management, or give you more speed, or you might need a fax component for your
computer, etc., etc., etc. You think that when you bought your computer,
everything that you needed was installed by your dealer. In a very general
sense this is true. However, what about your own druthers? And what about the
bugs that come with the programs that your equipment was loaded with. All of
the programs have some sort of glitches and it depends on what you use your
computer for as to whether or not you will encounter them.
So you need Downloads.
Downloads come as Freeware, Shareware or as Purchases that you
buy over the Internet or Your local computer shop.
Freeware Downloads are available for free. If you find out about
them and you think you can use the download, download it after you find the web sites that
offers that program.
Shareware Downloads are there for the having
too, but with a string attached. You generally can try
a program for a certain amount
of time or number of events, then if you like it you buy it or delete it because
it will not work, or if it does is will be only a partial application. It is a
good way to evaluate the program before you put out your hard earned cash.
Commercial Products Downloads are available all over the
search for the manufacture's name and Voila! - you can buy
their products over the Internet,
or if you still want to talk about it, slip down to your computer store guru and
get some of the inside dope. Not a bad idea, right?
NOTE OF CAUTION:
If you plan to download directly from the Internet, make sure
that you read everything before you download it and print out the instructions
too. Make sure the application has
been designed for your system, i.e.-Windows 98, NT, XP OR Mac. Make sure you
have enough space on your hard drive to handle it. Try and determine if the
application is compatible to the programs you are already working with.
Microsoft is totally invasive and literally takes over your registry. Well,
many of us need Microsoft, so we live with it. However, there are other
programs out there that are just as bad and you can get yourself in a real bind
if you don't understand what or where the
downloaded program is going to be stored and how it functions. A
good rule of thumb is:- to delete any program through your Control Panel→Add
Now are you ready to get your feet wet, or if you are an old
hand at this, why just check out what the latest updates are.
to open up certain types of files. Everybody needs it. You can buy
it or get the free version to learn how to use it. If you keep the
"Freebie" you will have to click a button each time you use it.
Go to a Search Engine of your choice, and type in
"downloads". Then browse the different links
and pick the one that appeals to you the most.
Look for a file in your Directory (C:/)called "Download"
If you can't find it - make a file in your directory - usually C:/. Call the new file "Download"
. Whenever you
download a file to your computer always store it in your "Download" file then
you will always know where it is. If you delete a program after you have
installed it, remember to go to "Downloads" and delete the compressed file for
the program you deleted. After you have downloaded it go to your Download
file and double click the link you just brought in. The file will then
open or you will need "Winzip" to open it for you.
So, that is
easy, isn't it?
Keep an eye on
the available space in your hard drive and make
sure you do backups. If your computer ever
happens to crash (blue line) or a virus infects
your computer your hard drive may have to be
reformatted and this will erase all the
information you have stored. Without a
backup you will have to put in all the time and
effort it took to to find and reinstall all these
So You Need Downloads Don't You? Now You