There a ton of useful applications spread across the net both online and for downloading, and allot of them are free. I wanted to highlight a couple that I liked in particular:
This site is pretty kewl, so I thought I would highlight it. It allows you to search Yahoo and Google at the same time. It splits the screen in half and has each search engine's results displayed in two seperate sections. Check it out here
How many times have you wanted to send a file to someone through email, only to have the email bounce back cause the attachement was too large for thier mail server to handle. YouSendIt solves this problem, by letting you upload up to a 1 GB file to their server for retreival by your receipiant. It is totally free and comes in handy when you need to get something to someone remotely. Check it out here.
Skype is for calling other people on their computers or phones. Download Skype and start calling for free all over the world. Check it out here.
Allows one to browse any number of IRC channels for goodies. Check it out here.
Free Shell Accounts
Here’s a list of free shell acount providers with the link to their site followed by what operating system(s) they offer.
http://www.celuloza.ro/-Red Hat Linux
http://www.darkwired.org/-Open BSD 3.4
http://deathrow.vistech.net/-Open VMS 7.2-1
http://fredrik.homelinux.org/-Linux Red Hat 8.0
The one and only portal for portability. Where you will find software applications like Firefox Webbrowser, Thunderbird Email, Trillian instant messenger, Abiword word processor and many more that you can run from just about any removable media such as USB, CD-ROM, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, etc with little to no installation required. Check it out here.