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Will the XPerience be worth it?

Roopinder Singh looks beyond the hype surrounding the latest operating system from the Microsoft stable.

HY would you buy a new operating system? Either because you are unhappy with the performance of your old system, or simply because you are enamoured with the features the new one promised.

Will the XPerience be worth it?

Privacy groups criticise XP
by Andy Sullivan
ONSUMER and privacy groups criticised the US government for failing to limit certain features on Microsoft Corp.’s new Windows XP operating system that they say compromise users’ privacy.


Call centres see silver lining in dark clouds
by Peeyush Agnihotri
ASSCOM predicts that by 2008 call centres will generate Rs 20,000 crore worth of revenue in India. But the way the things seem to be moving in this IT-enabled sector, the ground realities appear to be quite different. Call centres are facing rough weather. Some are precariously careened while others have put their receivers down and ‘called off,’ to use their sugary vocabulary.

Same monitor yet better viewing
by Vipul Verma
ONITORS are one of the most ignored components of the computer system. They form an indispensable part of a computer. Just think of a computer without a monitor and you can imagine what I mean to say. However despite being so important, the monitors are one of the most under-rated hardware for the computer buyers and users.

Computer-proficient ad professionals
by Sumesh Raizada
N today’s competitive market, it has become extremely necessary for the manufacturers as well as sellers to create awareness about their product or services among consumers. Advertising is thus an important tool available to the manufacturing and service industry.

Education should emphasise on risk taking
by Divakara K. Udupa
N the information society, computers and the Internet are playing a dominant role in the formative stage. As we progress, there will be better tools. The computer literates, who are fluent, will be better placed to meet the needs of the information society.

Real war inspired by WTC attacks
by Ben Berkowitz
ASTER than you can say "Land War in Afghanistan," a new computer game was released last week in which players can be the US Army and use nuclear weapons and cruise missiles to rid the world of terrorists.

NIIT to train MLAs
IIT, a company predominantly into IT education, has marked December 2, 2001, as World Computer Literacy day. Flagging off the activities leading up to the December 2 World Computer Literacy Day event, Mr Pramod Mahajan, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, IT and Communication, unveiled the D-Day logo.

Online career platform
ISCO Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, launched Career Connection, an online career platform for the networking industry.

On Hardware
Apple’s iPod with music within
PPLE Computer Inc. has unveiled a portable music player that can hold an entire music collection and takes Apple outside its core computer business for the first time in eight years.

Kids Chat
This day, that year and birthdays galore

DVD-GameCube combo

E-greetings for

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