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Tech Paul’s Friend of the Internet Surfer Award for December

C/Net’s Download.com & Seth Rosenblatt Win For Best Safe & Free Downloads

FOTISAFolks, not too long ago, I started a brand new feature on Tech – for Everyone and I called it the Friend Of The Internet Surfer Award. My intention with this was to bring to your attention, Dear Reader, people and their websites who are worthy of special mention due to the fact that they are looking out for us — the “average computer user” — and helping us to have a better, safer, online experience.

I have been a fan of Download.com for many, many years, and it is one of the first places I go when I need to download the latest version of my favorite freeware. Why? Because I trust the Editor’s Reviews and I know that my download will not contain a Trojan — Download.com is a safe (and legal) place to download.CNET_Logo_WEB And their collection of titles is ginormous (read: “huge!”)

Let’s face it, downloading free programs is fun.

(And I’ve been a fan of CNet since I first started tinkering with PC’s. CNET is the premier destination for tech product reviews, news and price comparisons, free software downloads, daily videos, and podcasts, tutorials, and more.)

 Which is why I am awarding the 3rd Tech Paul’s Friend Of The Internet Surfer to CNet’s Download.com, specifically, but also I would like to ‘co-honor’ editor Seth Rosenblatt. Seth is a regular author on the “Download Blog”, and his “area” is the Microsoft Windows software: I have not disagreed with anything of his that I’ve read.srosenblatt_100

One thing I would like to especially point out to you, Dear Reader, is that Seth has assembled what are called ‘Starter Kits‘. “The Windows Starter Kit is a collection of some of the best and most essential freeware to get your new PC going. From browsers to productivity to utilities, we cover all the bases. If you’re looking for the best in security freeware, check out our Security Starter Kit for all your antivirus needs. Essential utilities have earned their own kit, too: the Windows Utilities Starter Kit.”

So, congratulations to Seth Rosenblatt and Download.com. You’ve earned a big tip of my Geek hat.

Related links:
First-ever Tech Paul’s Friend Of The Internet Surfer Award
Tech Paul’s Friend of the Internet Surfer Award for October

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