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All of the software programs in the NCKCN Shareware Archive are Shareware based (meaning they are free to download and try out) if you like the program you are encouraged to register it for a small fee. All of the software programs at NCKCN are Virus Free and stored in a Compressed Format, that means it will take you less time to download and numerous files can be stored together under one file name. However, this will require a little more effort on your end to set the program up. Once you download the program by clicking on the name of the program you will be asked where you would like to store it and what you would like to call it. Most of the time you will want to store the download in a temporary directory on your hard drive (C:\TEMP). Once you have the compressed program file on your hard drive you will need to uncompress it. If the program file you downloaded ends in .EXE that means it is a self-extracting compressed file (the Easiest to work with). If the program file name ends in .ZIP or .ARC you will need a special program to uncompress these. PKZip being the most popular compression program which also can be downloaded from us. Click on the following links to download PKZip from NCKCN now.
Now that you have downloaded a the PKZip program, you will need to uncompress it. This is done simply by double clicking on the PKZip filename in your C:\TEMP directory from within windows file manager. Since this was a self-extracting compressed file the extraction was automatic these two programs also set themselves up automatically. Later you will want to add the name of the directory to the path statement in your Autoexec.bat file so PKZip and PKUnzip can be ran from any directory on your system.
You are now ready to download, save and uncompress "ZIP" files on your system. The next time that you download a program that ends with ".zip" just double click on that filename in the directory where you have saved the program. PKUnzip should then automatically open itself with all the files associated with the downloaded program within the PKUnzip file area. Next select all the files within that file area and click on "Extract". You will need to supply PKUnzip with a destination directory. Just choose an empty Temporary directory and continue with the extraction. Next, change to the directory that you selected to uncompress the programs files to and double click on the "SETUP.EXE" or "INSTALL.EXE" file. Follow the setup instructions and your off and running with the new program you just downloaded. After the newly downloaded program has set itself up, you can go back and delete the files in the temporary directory where you originally had uncompressed that programs files to. The single program filename you had originally downloaded may now be copied or backed up to a floppy if you wish to save that program.
One of the first things you will need to do is to get an E-mail (electronic mail) program so you can have access to your E-mail at the NCKCN Server. This can be accomplished by downloading a Web Browser with the e-mail program integrated in to it, or by downloading Eudora Light from us. If you go with the Web Browser, both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator have this capability. Both browsers can be downloaded by going to their web site via the Browser Wars link on this page. Or if you want a Stand Alone E-mail Program you can do this by downloading Eudora Light as described below.
The next several paragraphs will explain how to download Eudora Light, as well as assist you in installing and setting it up.
For those impatient souls who may know you want the Eudora E-mail Program, you can click directly on "eul303.exe" (5,003,821 KB for Windows 3.1x or Windows 95) now to begin your download.
Now for those of you that would like to see how it's done, follow along with the text in the next paragraph and click on the links and then on your "BACK" button.
One of the first things that you will want and need to do is setup your e-mail software. How do you do this you may ask? The first thing you will need to do is to download an e-mail program. This can easily be done through the browser you are currently using to view this page. From our "NCKCN" home page, scroll down until you find "The NCKCN System" link. Once at the NCKCN System page, click on "NCKCN Shareware Archive"!!! Next, click on "Internet ", from there click on "Mail", next click on "Eudora". Once here you will need to decide which version of Eudora Light E-mail to download. If you are a Windows 3.x or Windows 95 user you will need to click on "", Once you have chosen "" click on "eul303.exe" this will begin your download of this version. Once you have begun your download you will be asked by your browser to SAVE or OPEN this file. When this occurs, choose SAVE, and a directory or folder to save it in and REMEMBER where you saved it. Example; C:\DOWNLOAD. If you saved it to C:\DOWNLOAD that is where you will begin your next step.
Next step, open file manager to the directory that you saved "eul303.exequot;in. Next double click on that file, this will then self-extract the compressed file and install Eudora on to your hard drive. You are now ready to setup the Eudora Light E-mail Program.
To set up Eudora and Netscape E-mail, click on this link [E-Mail Assistance]
Keeping Track of your On-line Time?
For those users that prefer to keep track of your own On-line time, here's where you will want to go next. Click on the link below to find out about how to automatically keep track of your On-line time usage. Here's two easy to use Internet timers and how to use them.
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Microsoft Internet Explorer as well as Netscape
Navigator/Communicator both use Disk and Memory Caching. This is a process where the
information that you see on your screen as you visit different sites on
the Internet is stored on your hard disk. The purpose of this is to make
your next visits to that site faster since your hard drive is much faster
than any modem is. However, with this convenience your cache can fill up
and actually slow your system down. Because of this it is a good idea to
clear your disk cache every week or two. It is a very simple operation
to do this. First, depending upon which browser you are using you will
want to get into the settings of that browser.
New Strains of Computer Viruses to watch out for. . .
PAUL REVERE VIRUS: This revolutionary virus does not horse around. It warns you of impending hard disk attack--once if by LAN, twice if by C:\>.
TED TURNER VIRUS: Colorizes your monochrome monitor.
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER VIRUS: Terminates and stays resident. It'll be back.
BOBBIT VIRUS: Removes a vital part of your hard disk then re-attaches it. (But that part will never work again.)
ADAM AND EVE VIRUS: Takes a couple of bytes out of your Apple.
FREUDIAN VIRUS: Your computer becomes obsessed with marrying its own motherboard.
PBS VIRUS: Your program stops every few minutes to ask for money.
CONGRESSIONAL VIRUS: The computer locks up, screen splits erratically with a message appearing on each half blaming the other side for the problem.
CONGRESSIONAL VIRUS #2: Runs every program on the hard drive simultaneously, but doesn't allow the user to accomplish anything.
Seriously now, there are viruses out there that you will want to protect your computer from. For some odd reason, there are strange and twisted people out in the world that like to cause others pain and anguish by writing these virus programs. However, there are defensive measures that you can take to reduce the risk of a virus invading your system. For more information concerning PC Viruses click on the link below.
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