Links
   
  Below are links to additional business in the area.
   
 
1040.com
The Boiler Room Steakhouse
Cat Creek Lodge
Drake Software
The Factory
Franklin Chamber of Commerce
Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Liberty Wood Products
Macon Printing
Microtel of Franklin
PRemiere Marketing
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Snow Hill Inn
 

Resources
 
 
Below is a list of commonly used resources that we think may help enrich your internet experience. Most of the resources are free for download, and non-commercial use, However, Things can change quickly on the internet, so please take a moment to read the license agreement of any resource you plan to download.
 
 
 
browser plug ins
Flash Player: starstarstarstar Macromedia Flash Player is the client for rich web experiences across multiple platforms. With Macromedia Flash Player, web users worldwide can view and interact with content developed in Macromedia Flash MX.
Shockwave: starstarstar Macromedia Shockwave Player 8.5 lets you experience Web content created with the latest version of Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio, in addition to all previously created Shockwave content. Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio enables designers to create online rich media, including bandwidth friendly interactive 3D games, entertainment and e-merchandising applications.
Adobe Acrobat: starstarstarstar Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® is free software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major computer platforms, as well as fill in and submit Adobe PDF forms online. Forms that are not created as interactive Adobe PDF forms cannot be filled in using Acrobat Reader.
internet browsers
Internet Explorer: starstarstarstar The most commonly used web browser in the world. Produced by microsoft, free for use by the public.
Netscape navigator: starstarstar Netscape offers enhanced performance and stability plus a fine-tuned Netscape Gecko browser engine to speed you through the most common online activities.
Mozilla: starstarstarstar Mozilla’s browser was based on the source code that Netscape released in 1998. mozilla.org was created and became a community of developers looking to make a better browser. Netscape 7.0 was based almost completely on the code that mozilla.org had re-written and improved upon. Mozilla’s first official release gained much critical praise.
Opera: starstarstarstar Safe, secure, powerful and fully customizable, the Opera Web browser is faster and more secure than other browsers available on the market, and it's free.
learning resources
froguts.com: starstarstar This is an interactive dissection of a frog.
media players
Win Media Player: starstarstarstar Get fast and flexible playback with the best audio and video quality for Windows and the Web.
Quicktime: starstarstarstar The free QuickTime Player is an easy-to-use application for playing, interacting with or viewing video, audio, VR or graphics files.
SloView: n/a SlowView is a free multimedia viewer, combining an image viewer, a video player and an audio player in one single program. It allows you to quickly view and browse your multimedia collection, always with the same simple yet powerful interface. SlowView is working on all Windows platforms and supports more than 50 image, video, and audio formats!
Real One Player: starstarstar play real audio™ sound files, video, and Mp3s on this versitile media player.
online tools
Wotsit's Format: starstarstar The search engine on this site is the simplest way to get to any file format information that you are looking for.
Zip Code Lookup: starstarstar To locate associated ZIP Codes, enter a city and state name (e.g., Memphis TN). A list of Official USPS Abbreviations, including state and US territory abbreviations, is provided for assistance.
Image Optimizer: starstarstarstar Speed up your Web site! Fat graphics are the leading cause of long download times. these bots will slim your graphics with minimal loss of image quality. both jpeg and gif image types can be optimized.
Ad-Aware: starstarstarstar Ad-aware can easily rid your system of known tracking components (spyware), allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy online.
Spybot Search & Destroy: starstarstar Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer.
Pop-up Stopper Free Edition: starstarstarstar Block pop-up ads in Netscape, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla with this free tool. There's no need to adjust proxy settings or add sites to a list. Pop-Up Stopper will not strip Web images or slow your browser.
How fast can you really surf?: starstarstar Use YourSpeed™ to measure your true internet throughput to the 40 most popular web sites in the world. Very easy to use, no installation necessary.
Malwarebytes: starstarstarstar Malwarebytes detects and quickly removes malicious threats from your computer.
Operating System Upgrades
Order Windows XP Service Pack 2 on CD: starstarstarstarstar About once a year, Microsoft releases an update to Windows XP. These updates contain all the fixes and enhancements which have been made available in the previous year.

The latest Service Pack for Windows XP—Service Pack 2 (SP2)—is all about security, and it’s one of the most important service packs ever released. It provides better protection against viruses, hackers, and worms, and includes Windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker for Internet Explorer, and the new Windows Security Center.
search engines
Google: starstarstarstarstar Arguably the most popular and exhaustive search engine on the internet. Google's minimalist approach to searches has separated it from the pack and earned it a loyal following.
Yahoo: starstarstar Yahoo is a very popular internet portal, and website directory.
MSN: starstarstar Microsoft's news and internet portal. powered by the .NET technologies.
All The Web: starstarstar Following google’s lead this up-and-coming search engine takes a more minimal approach and is getting noticed in the web world. All The Web is more customizable than most search engines, using “skins”.
Lycos: starstar Another website directory/portal to more information and news on the internet.
utilities
WinRar: starstarstarstar A very powerful file archiving and decompressing utility. WinRar can work with .zip, .rar, .sfx, and many other file types.
WS FTP LE: starstarstar WS_FTP LE (limited edition) is a standard FTP client for Winsock. This version is available free to government employees, noncommercial home users, and students and staff of educational institutions. Corporate users or those who do not qualify for free use of WS_FTP LE must use WS_FTP Pro.
Gimp: n/a The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.