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Going computer shopping?
By Kuljit Bains

ILLUSTRATION BY SANDEEP JOSHI

BUYING a computer is becoming almost inevitable in middle-class homes. This in spite of the fact that most potential buyers do not know what to expect from a machine or even what they need it for! But they do need it, thatís what they know.

 


Avoid games with high-end graphics
By Vipul Verma
T
O keep the PC fit, here are a few importance tips and tricks that can keep it well-tuned and perfectly in order. Normally we all complain that the floppies are unreliable and often give problems. However, a little care and understanding of a few commands can help you solve at least some of the problems associated with floppies. First thing in the floppy management is formatting.

Combating piracy through IPR
By Sumesh Raizada
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S medium of communications are increasing, more and more persons are facing problem of identifying the actual owner of a particular idea or a thought. The situation has further become complex with the widespread use of the Internet in almost every segment of life. Information, data, picture or even sound gets transferred to every corner of the globe within fraction of second.

NICís sheet-anchor role
By V.P. Prabhakar
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HE National Informatics Centre (NIC), since its inception in 1977, has been playing a pioneering role in propagating "IT-led development" facilitating rapid economic growth and social transformation in India, by setting up a country-wide satellite-based VSAT network (NICNET), the first of its kind among the developing countries, linking about 540 district administrations, 25 state secretariats and seven NCT/UT administrations.

Cisco centres in UP
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ISCO Systems Inc. has signed an MoU with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, to set up the Cisco Networking Academy Program in 10 polytechnics of the state with the UP Development Systems Corporation (UPDESCO).

A sharp language in developersí hands
By Amit Puri
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long-cherished desire of programmers to have the best of Visual Basic (VB), C and C++ in one language may have been answered by a new solution from Microsoft, C#.

The screeching before "handshaking"
By Chiranjeev Pal Singh
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HAT makes the Internet possible? Millions of Web sites, thousands of routers or the hundreds of Web servers ó without the little hardware box that sits on your computer, cyberspace would be a ghost town, searching for people to populate it. The modem is your link to another computer, be it your neighbourís PC or one of the millions in the Internet.

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