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Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go. Alice: …so long as I get somewhere. The Cat: Oh, you’re sure to do that, if only you walk long enough. Alice in Wonderland.
What is Web 2.0? “Web 2.0 describes World Wide Web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier Web sites […] A Web 2.0 site may allow users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community […] Examples of Web 2.0 features include social networking sites or social media sites (e.g., Facebook), blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, Web applications, collaborative consumption platforms, and mashup applications”, Web 2.0, Wikipedia.
Search Engines: Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Wolfram|Alpha is the Computational Knowledge Engine. DuckDuckGo is focused on privacy. curlie is a comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. Ask is the #1 question answering service that delivers the best answers from the web and real people.
Software: GoldenDict is the best dictionary program on the market. FBReader is a free and multi-platform e-book reader. Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Arch are very popular Linux distributions. VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player. 7-zip is a free open-source file archiver, extractor, and manager. ImgBurn is a CD/DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray burning tool (freeware). Notepad++ is a free and handy text editor, Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor. Inkscape is an open source vector graphics editor. cdlibre is an extensive list of free software for Windows.
Photo editing tools: Canva, Fotor, and Gimp. Gimp is a free image manipulation application.
Security: avast! is a free antivirus software for virus protection. Antivirus AVG Gratuito is a free antivirus and anti-spyware security software for Windows. KeePassXC is a cross-platform password manager.