IT Sites that We Like!

Supplemental IT Resources

Version: 2016.03.10

Compiled by: Jeremy Leik

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General Resources

Yahoo start your own computer business group

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/computerbusiness/info

Yahoo computer technicians group

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/computertechpros/info

Solo Tech Pros

http://solotechpros.com/

Technibble

Surplus Servers (off-lease refurbished)

http://unixsurplus.com/

Surplus Servers and Server hardware

http://www.serversupply.com/

Small Net Builder – info on SOHO / small business network equipment

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/

The Register – Tech news with a Eruopean Perspective

http://www.theregister.co.uk/

BIOS Central – Error codes from different BIOS manufacturers

http://www.bioscentral.com/

Audio and Video Podcasts

Threatwire

https://hak5.org/category/episodes/threatwire

TekThing

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6sWaC11f4mxnizvOroOvkQ

Linus Tech Tips

https://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips

Revision3 – Home of Hak5 and other useful Tech Shows

http://revision3.com/

TWiT Network – Lots of amazing free information

http://twit.tv

Eli the Computer Guy – Question Channel

Eli the Computer Guy – Main Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/elithecomputerguy

Defensive Security Podcasts

https://www.defensivesecurity.org/

Paul’s Security Weekly

http://securityweekly.com/category/webcasts/

Down the Security Rabbithole

http://podcast.wh1t3rabbit.net/

The Southern Fried Security Podcasts

http://sfspodcast.libsyn.com/

Linux Specific Resources

Distrowatch – information and links to various Linux Distributions

http://distrowatch.com/

Linuxtoday

http://www.linuxtoday.com

LXer

http://www.lxer.com

Howtoforge Linux Tutorials

https://www.howtoforge.com/

Unixmen

Home

Bleachbit (for Linux and Windows)

http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/

Linux.com Tutorials

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/784060-the-complete-beginners-guide-to-linux

LinuxCommand.org – Learning the Shell

http://linuxcommand.org/lc3_learning_the_shell.php

Linux Tutorials courtesy of LinuxVoice.com

http://www.linuxvoice.com/category/tutorials/

Kali Tutorials

http://www.kalitutorials.net/

Special Purpose Linux Distros

Redo Backup and Restore – a stand-alone Linux distro that is a FREE replacement for many of the functions of Norton Ghost. It can backup hard drives to a local HDD or a CIFS or FTP server across a network.
http://redobackup.org/

IPFire – Linux based Firewall distribution

http://www.ipfire.org/

Apple: Mac / iOS Resources

Mac News Network

http://www.macnn.com/

Apple Insider

http://appleinsider.com/

9to5 Mac

http://9to5mac.com/

iOS on Mashable

http://mashable.com/category/ios/

Android Resources

Phandroid

http://phandroid.com/

Android Central

http://www.androidcentral.com/

Commercial Products / Services

The Hak5 Shop
*Check out the Wifi Pineapple and the LAN Turtle http://hakshop.com

ITPro TV

http://www.itpro.tv

iFixit – Repair guides and tools

https://www.ifixit.com/

CrashPlan

https://www.code42.com/crashplan/

CrashPlan Partner Program

http://www.code42.com/partner/

Carbonite

http://www.carbonite.com/

Carbonite Partner Program

http://www.carbonite.com/partners/become-a-partner/overview

Rsync.net – they aren’t cheap, but have reseller program and SOX, PCI, HIPAA compliance

http://rsync.net

D7ii – this is a multi-tool that aids in malware removal and can be extended as a point of automation of other tools. It’s not the cheapest tool out there, but the time that can potentially be saved is priceless. https://foolishit.com/

Facebook Groups

These Facebook groups may be of interest to some readers. Some are serious and others attempt to bring out the more humorous side of IT.

  • IT Install Nightmares & Greatness
  • IT Security
  • Synology IT Admins
  • Proxmox – Virtual Environment
  • Information Security
  • Information TechnologySecurity RelatedPrivacy Tools has a lot of good information to check out. Especially interesting if you live in a country with government surveillance.
    https://www.privacytools.io/Security NOW – no list of security sites would be complete without mentioning this great podcast.

    https://twit.tv/shows/security-now

    SANS Institute resources

    https://www.sans.org/it-security/

IT Security Page at TechRepublic

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/

Security Week

http://www.securityweek.com/

IT Security Resources at Computer Weekly

http://www.computerweekly.com/resources/IT-security

Dark Reading

http://www.darkreading.com/

IT Security Guru

http://www.itsecurityguru.org/

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Response Team) Tips

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips

Programming – Introductions

Learn Python the hard way: http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ex0.html Software & Utilities – Cross Platform

Yumi – Utility to put multiple boot images on a single USB (Windows & Lnux)

YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator

Universal Media Server (based on Playstation Media Server) – serve media from any computer (Linux, Mac, Windows) to your favorite TV connected device

http://www.universalmediaserver.com/

Software & Utilities – Linux Only

Software & Utilities – Mac Only

Software & Utilities – Windows Only

RMPrepUSB – Utility to put multiple boot images on a single USB

http://www.rmprepusb.com/

Toolwiz Time Freeze – a free alternative to the commercial Deep Freeze software

http://www.toolwiz.com/products/toolwiz-time-freeze/

ReBoot Restore Rx – a free alternative to the commercial Deep Freeze software

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Steadier State – a free alternative to the commercial Deep Freeze software

http://alternativeto.net/software/steadier-state/

Utilities – I haven’t used these, but they look interesting

Terabyte has a suite of utilities for imaging and other things. They support Windows and Linux.

https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/index.htm

EaseUS – create an emergency boot disk. This seems to be more useful than the plan, command line based WinPE disk that you can make in Windows >=8.x

http://www.easeus.com/support/todo-backup/create-emergency-disk.html

Windows Repair Toolbox – was a utility featured in a forum post I read. The caveat with this one is that you need to have a Windows PC with an internet connection to download the individual tools. Runs on Windows versions from XP to 10.

http://windows-repair-toolbox.blogspot.jp/

Another site worth looking at, that I just recently discovered is GEGeek

http://www.gegeek.com/

TRONScript sounds like it’s worth checking out.

https://www.reddit.com/r/TronScript/comments/3w9nt4/tron_v820_20151210_significant_updates_to_ stage_2/

O&O ShutUp 10 – to turn off the “phoning home” in Windows 10

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/OO-ShutUp10/1439996829/1

Freefixr – General purpose removal tool for Windows platform. Looks like it might be useful.

http://www.freefixer.com/

R Tools Technology – they make several tools for multiple platforms. Linux, Mac, Windows

http://www.r-tt.com/

ToolWiz – maker of several utilities including Time Freeze which is an alternative to DeepFreeze

http://www.toolwiz.com/en

Xen Orchestra – A web configuration interface for Xen Server

https://xen-orchestra.com/#!/