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Monday, October 20, 2003


Gates shuttering down chatroom irks Netizens
Aditya Rishi
OME time ago, the police had cracked down on all discotheques and pool joints in Chandigarh because these were allegedly frequented by pimps and drug peddlers. How did shutting down these joints put a lid on these illegal activities, the police could never tell. Now Microsoft has closed down the Internet chatrooms run by its MSN online service in a few select countries "to deter child abusers and junk-mail peddlers." Maybe, that’s Microsoft’s idea of "policing".

Meghalaya youth finds IT difficult to connect
Peeyush Agnihotri
HOUGH Meghalaya, an otherwise resource rich state, is quite advanced on many fronts, it has been a laggard of sorts in Information Technology (IT). Those signals from cyberspace knocked at the door of this abode of clouds a wee bit late when the IT boom was receding worldwide.

by Sandeep Joshi

You better change your Dardi Rab Rab... ringtone! Anything to do with Daler Mehndi is suspect now!

Napster is a paid site now
Derek Caney
HE name is the same. The game is a little different. Napster, the file-swapping service that set music fans on their ears and sent the music industry into apoplectic fits, is resurrecting itself as a pay service two years after its free service collapsed under the weight of lawsuits.

Pakistan, the hotbed of piracy
CCUSING Pakistan of being one of the world’s leading software bootleggers, the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has asked the US to suspend trade benefits to it, reports OneWorld.net. The alliance has also filed a petition with the US government to evaluate whether Pakistan continues to qualify for trade benefits under the generalised system of preferences (GSP) as the pirates of cyberspace have a free run here.

International certifications get popular
Ashwani Singla
E are well aware about the tremendous potential of networking. Networking makes it simple for persons across the globe to access and transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or platform. The need for movement of information has given rise to a more diverse and networked world.

Leading cartoon channel selects kids’ stuff
Arvinder Kaur
O obsessed are Indian children with toons and animation that they are now designing their own original cartoon characters for TV networks, complete with name, personality, family, enemies if required, and superpowers if any.


Dr Tribune
Your questions on computer-related problems are answered here.

Guest Speak: Hear what the news-makers have to say
Three mantras for achieving business excellence
Ravi Kathuria

Web Jingle: An ear lent to the music on the World Wide Web
Singer known for patriotic songs
Amit Puri

Book Review: IT in print
Hardware oriented troubleshooting book
Sarabjeet Singh Kanwal

Introduction to PC hardware and Troubleshooting by Mike Meyers. Tata McGraw-Hill edition. Pages 460. Price Rs 395

A glossary of new IT terms

Cyber Humour: A choice of IT humour culled from the Net
PC Laws
From Sunil Sharma

Dotcom World: Sites visited
Alleviating poverty and hunger
Vinod Kumar

Downloads: Free downloads reviewed
Freeware that leNDs advantage to parents
Raman Mohan

Newsscape: A quick glance at what's happening on the news front

  • The taste of India

  • Immigration site closed

  • Business rivalry

  • Data speed breaks record


  • DirectWay Fusion

  • 3G secure JavaCard

  • JobsAhead MoU

IT Click: A view of IT events through the lens

Latest offerings: The latest in prices on the Chandigarh market
This time we take a look at various high end graphic cards.