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Have a song, a million songs

Once you have got a hang of the concept, nothing will be able to keep you away from MP3s, if you love music, that is. The fun and flexibility possible is amazing, says Kuljit Bains

AS I WRITE this on a PC, there is music playing in the background, and it is from a choice of a few hundred songs. It could well have been a few thousand, but for my lack of initiative, or maybe because I have been late in taking to it, just as so many others in India.

  Use address bar to run programs
by Vipul Verma
F we say that it was mainly because of the Windows operating system that a computer could become a personal computer it would not be an exaggeration. The revolution is still on. Windows is far beyond what a common man presently knows and uses.

Converting court proceedings into text
by Sumesh Raizada
HE advancement in the field of Information Technology has come as a boon for India as far as career opportunities are concerned. India with its vast English and computer literate population has become a major location for outsourcing jobs from countries like the USA, UK and Canada.

Dot.com bust made them jobless
by Lisa Baertlein
N what could become something of a reverse Gold Rush, people made jobless by the dot-com bust are mulling whether to leave San Francisco with its sky-high rents and shrivelling jobs market.

She knows her A,B, Computing
by Peeyush Agnihotri
for Applet, B for Browser, C for CD-ROM — probably that’s how 2-and-a-half-year-old Sileena associates these letters. Daughter of Capt. Jaideep Pannu, a serving Army officer, and Jatinder Pannu, a housewife, Sileena’s tryst with the Net began when she started sending greeting cards to her Masi who lives abroad.

FoxPro for Windows, a time-tested package
by Laxmi Kant Verma
o make a database really work for your organisation you need a reliable and easy-to-use database management system, and one such time-tested system is FoxPro 2.6. A database management system is a collection of programs that helps the user to enter, organise and select data from a database.

Experience from Microsoft
ICROSOFT is all set to come out with its latest operating system — the Windows XP, with which Microsoft plans to replace all the existing operating systems. Coupled with Office XP, Windows XP aims to provide a complete solution to most computer users. XP, which stands for experience is aimed at changing the manner which computing has so far been done.

Wired farmers temper growth of e-commerce in Europe
by Eric Onstad
GRICULTURE revolution has gained momentum in Europe. Dutch farmers Roelf and Karin de Boer peer at the glowing Internet screen as if it has foot-and-mouth disease. The couple had heard about the new-fangled world of e-mail and e-commerce, but failed to see its relevance to their 38 hectares (94 acres) of grains, sugar beet and vegetables in the northern Netherlands.

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