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Disclaimer - the links and their content are not endorsed by Weblegal; they are simply provided because we like them and some of them really are useful.

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Now some random useful links in roughly alphabetical order which we really do find useful. If you'd like to recommend one, please let us know.

ABC Newsradio

All Academic Database

ArticlesBase: Free articles

Australian Financial Review

Bartleby: Reference portal to free Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Atlases etc.

BBC News

Bureau of Meterology

cityrail timetable (Sydney)

Dogpile Search Engine

eNotes (Education Resources for students & teachers)

Free Dictionary: Reference portal to free dictionaries encyclopedias etc.

The Free Library

Hold It Bags: promotional products and bag needs

imdb: The Internet Movie Database

Infoplease - on-line dictionary, internet encyclopedia, atlas, almanac & general info

The Institute of Ideas

Internet Public Library

Intute: Education & Research Portal

The Internet Classics Archive

Medical Dictionary

open2net Open University & BBC site

Paddo Kids - great clothing for children

Project Gutenberg

Two Thousand: Cultural Guide for things to do in Sydney

Whereis Online

Whitepages Australia

Wikipedia

Wildlight Photo Library Real Australia in Photos

Wise Geek

Yalwa A Free Business Directory

And lastly, some links to some handy open source software. Although there are good reasons why many Adobe products have become the industry standard, think Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver, there are some free open source alternatives. Here are a few links to some that we know about:

Gimp It's not just a mask; it''s a fantastic free alternative to Photoshop. GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems in many languages.

Scribus an open source award-winning professional page layout for originally for Linux and *nix desktops, but now also for Windows and Mac OS. As a DTP tool it supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation. Fabulous!

Inkscape An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Quanta Plus is a highly stable and feature rich web development environment. The stated aim of Quanta Plus is to be clearly and obviously the most productive, powerful and efficient web development environment in the world.

And let''s not forget Open Office as they say, "the free and open productivity suite."

MODx Couldn't leave this out; this one we do endorse - this website is built on it. A truly flexible CMS, or CMF if you prefer. And yes it's free!

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