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IM on the Net r u?

V.K. Cherian

THE WORLD WIDE Web is also a worldwide addiction. The reason is people keep chatting on the Net. Not only do they chat, they make friends and remain so. Not to mention all those instances of people getting started with chat and ending up getting married -- all through the Net.


It’s A ‘digitally’ Different Sunday
by Peeyush Agnihotri
IXTEEN YEARS ago when a crystallography professor in the Department of Geology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was explaining about how a Carlsbald-twinned ‘multi-faceted crystal,’ looked like, someone among the students quipped — ‘Just like Navdeep Malhotra, Sir. Same crystal, different faces.’ The class giggled but the comment was just apt.

Combat slow Net access with browser accelerators
by Sonal Chawla
HILE surfing it is a common occurrence to contact a search engine in order to find the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of some place you want to visit on the Web. The connections between the computer sites are essentially 'pipes' of various sizes carrying the data streams from place to place. These pipes are made of glass.

Clear memory cache regularly
by Vipul Verma
N TIPS and tricks section this week, we will focus on the finer points of Windows, which not only improves the performance of the personal computer but can also enhance the worth of it.

Smart career in smart cards
by Sumesh Raizada
MAGINE THE plight of those who have to carry more than one card in order to make cash transaction, purchases or for personal identification. These are credit, debit or ATM cards having a magnetic strip, where personal information is mentioned. A pre-assigned code word is stored on the card, which verifies the authenticity of the cardholder. 

Pune firm develops software in Indian regional languages
by Frederick Noronha
N A COUNTRY of a hundred million, where only a tiny segment of the population speaks English, what relevance does computing have to the common man? For many years now, a small firm from the central Indian city of Pune is keen to ensure that the non-English computer user is not left out in the cold.

MSN 7 launched
SN, THE most popular online consumer destination with over 270 million unique users per month, announced the launch of MSN 7, the new version of MSN, last week. Based on advanced Microsoft technology, MSN 7 is designed to give consumers around the world the most useful Internet experience with fast access to the full power of the Internet and advanced Web services.

City firm authorised to conduct IT exams
Microsoft hikes exam fees
YLVAN PROMETRIC has authorised Softspec to conduct all IT- related examinations for IBM, Cisco, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. With this authorisation, Softspec has become the first company in this region where candidates can now locally buy the test vouchers and appear for internationally recognised certification exams of IBM, CISCO, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.

Blue-chip companies prefer sending cards on Net
UROPEAN blue-chip companies are getting round the costly Christmas chore of sending greetings cards this year by e-mailing greetings to clients and contacts. Long considered bad taste and a mark of stinginess, e-cards have found favour with many big corporations during the current economic downturn.

Kids Chat
E-radio station for fun programs

Rajasthani stuff on Net

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