Yes Virginia, there is a free ride

Aug. 1, 2000
Do you know the old saying, "You get what you pay for!" or the equally old advice that, "There is no such thing as a free ride?" Well, I am here to tell you that cyberspace is doing its part to disprove these adages.

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS

Do you know the old saying, "You get what you pay for!" or the equally old advice that, "There is no such thing as a free ride?" Well, I am here to tell you that cyberspace is doing its part to disprove these adages.

One of the best things about the World Wide Web is the abundant availability of "free stuff." There are more "freebies" in cyberspace than most of us will ever find.

You can spend some serious time surfing on your computer and picking up some pretty nice things at no charge.

Therefore, I would like to issue my official apology to all of the spouses, children, and staff of anyone who reads this article and starts to surf around the sites listed here. There is nothing like finding some bargains. Have fun!

If you are looking for some free software or screensaver software and did not find exactly what you were looking for on any of the above sites, the second list contains some sites strictly dedicated to software and screensavers.

Share this knowledge with others. There is no reason why you should be the only one having this much fun!

Freebies:

www.winternet.com/~julie/ntn1.html

Winsite:

www.winsite.com

FreeSite:

www.thefreesite.com

Daily Freebie:

www.gsmente.com/dailyfreebie/software.htm

Top 50:

www.top50.to

Free.com:

www.free.com

Best Links to Free Stuff:

www.soprano.com/free.asp

Free Shop:

www.freeshop.com

Cool Freebies:

www.coolfreebies.com

Totally Free Stuff:

www.totallyfreestuff.com

Free Bargain:

www.freebargain.com

Coolsavings:

www4.coolsavings.com

Free2Try:

www.free2try.com

100 Percent Free Stuff:

www.100percentfreestuff.com

Freebie Directory:

www.freebiedirectory.com

Thingamabob:

www.thingamabob.com

Free Stuff Center:

www.freestuffcenter.com

Free Vault:

www.freevault.com

Freeware:

www.execpc.com/webdesigns/frefarmn.html

Free Saver:

www.freesaver.com

Jumbo:

www.jumbo.com

Shareware:

www.shareware.com

ZDNet:

www.hotfiles.com

Danworld:

www.danworld.com

Free Stuff:

www.pcworld.com/workstyles/online/articles/may97/1505p106.html

Screensaver Heaven:

www.galttech.com/ssheaven.shtml

Download Saver:

www.download.net/win95/ssavers.shtml

Y Life:

www.zdnet.com/yil/content/dept/freebies/freebies.html

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He also is the editor of St. Louis Dentistry Magazine and spokesperson and critical-issue-response-team chairperson for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. His address on the Internet is www.dfdasmiles.com. Contact him by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at (314) 567-5612, or fax at (314) 567-9047.