I - I - iMac! Hype Meets Analysts

Written by Mike Valentine

What new product gets more press attention than a new Porsche? What can generate more buzz than bear at a beehive? It's a bird, it's a plane . . . it's super fruit! Apple Computer can and does get that kind of attention, and it does so regularly. Hyperbole begins well in advance of each semiannual MacWorld, and begins withrepparttar Mac publications and rumor sites. Every Mac devotee imagines a revolutionary new product which answers their every fantasy, whether it be super fast or super cool.

This one turned out to be super cool, and at 800 MHz, it is fast, but not super fast. Some had predicted a new processor that brokerepparttar 107888 1 GHz barrier. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unvieled repparttar 107889 latest iteration ofrepparttar 107890 iMac to wild cheers from a packed house at MacWorld Expo in San Francisco Monday, then passed out several thousand copies of Time Magazine with an iMac bearing Jobs' smiling face acrossrepparttar 107891 new flat-screen monitor onrepparttar 107892 cover. The headline reads, "Flat-Out Cool!"

In a story from Pia Sarkar ofrepparttar 107893 San Francisco Chronicle, Joseph Beaulieu, an analyst for Morningstar Inc., said, "It looks kind of like a big desk lamp."

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"You look atrepparttar 107894 rest ofrepparttar 107895 PC industry, andrepparttar 107896 last time I checked, they were still shipping big beige boxes with wires hanging out ofrepparttar 107897 back." He is a big fan ofrepparttar 107898 design, but because design is such a significant aspect ofrepparttar 107899 new iMac, it "runsrepparttar 107900 risk of people thinking it's hideous."

Mac user sites inevitably churn out stories about great new gadgets and goodies in advance of these bi-annual shows, this timerepparttar 107901 rumor-mill was fed by a site called SpyMac.com, which presented video it claimed was of new PDA called "iWalk." Another Mac user site speculated that Apple might venture back intorepparttar 107902 digital camera arena. Rounding out their "Digital Hub" withrepparttar 107903 computer asrepparttar 107904 hub of a "digital lifestyle," either enhancing or translating multiple devices' digital inputs.

The new iMac 'barely' metrepparttar 107905 hype, said analyst Rob Enderle, but was a surprisingly fresh and catchy design. Enderle is an analyst forrepparttar 107906 Giga technology research group. Stony-faced scrutinizers can't even avoid a grin when face-to-face with an iMac. ;-) But Gartner analyst Charles Smulders suggests Apple shy away from excess. "They'd be wise to be pragmatic," he says. "Frankly, I think Apple has gotten behind a little bit and it needs to update its products, but it wouldn't be wise to go to far in this economic environment." Clearly, he hadn't seenrepparttar 107907 new iMac when he uttered that profundity.

Your Electronic Filing Cabinet

Written by Doran Roggio

The purpose of this article is to providerepparttar beginner and intermediate computer user with a clear understanding of repparttar 107887 computer's filing system: how electronic information is stored and organized. Upon completion you will be able to master all phases of file management, efficiently completing tasks such as saving, moving, renaming and deleting files including storing and backing up valuable information. End result will be an organized and efficient filing system. All ofrepparttar 107888 information on your computer is stored in files. There are two types of files: program files and data files. Your electronic files can be likened to a paper filing system in a filing cabinet, both being stored in a similar fashion.

In a filing cabinet paper documents are stored in file folders; each given individual names. Information is grouped by subject and allrepparttar 107889 data dealing with a particular subject is placed in repparttar 107890 same file folder and then placed inrepparttar 107891 filing cabinet. These folders are then arranged in numerical or chronological order, ensuring information is easily accessible.

Organizing and labeling files in this manner can be applied to your electronic documents. Information is stored in individual data files. Each document or data file has an assigned name. Data files containing similar information can then be grouped together in electronic file folders, and no two files inrepparttar 107892 same folder can haverepparttar 107893 same name. Each folder is then assigned its own label. The computer's filing cabinet is its hard drive and floppy disks.

Windows Explorer isrepparttar 107894 file manager that allows you to view and maintain your computer's filing system and keep it current. Using Explorer, you can copy, move, delete, and rename files. You can create new folders and subfolders to contain your growing data.

The main window ofrepparttar 107895 Windows Explorer is divided into two display areas. Onrepparttar 107896 left-hand side isrepparttar 107897 ALL FOLDERS pane which displays all ofrepparttar 107898 main directories and folders stored on your computer. The right side or CONTENTS displaysrepparttar 107899 contents of your selected drives or folders.

You can use Windows Explorer to viewrepparttar 107900 contents of your hard disk. Load Windows Explorer by clicking on START, go to PROGRAMS and then Click Windows Explorer. Inrepparttar 107901 left pane, clickrepparttar 107902 letter that indicates your hard disk; usually this is a represented by a (C:) The contents of your hard disk (drive) appear inrepparttar 107903 right pane.

Folders can contain both files and more folders. Some of these are associated with specific programs. These arerepparttar 107904 program files placed on your system when you install a new software program. Other folders can be set up byrepparttar 107905 user, these files are called data files and can be stored in organized, logical areas. To displayrepparttar 107906 contents of any folder, clickrepparttar 107907 folder inrepparttar 107908 Directory Tree (left) pane so that it opens. Contents will be displayed inrepparttar 107909 right pane.

Files are normally arranged alphabetically. You can also arrange files by type, date, or size. Clickrepparttar 107910 View menu, and then select Arrange Icons. A submenu comes up from which you can choose different arrangement options. This feature can be useful in finding files, whenrepparttar 107911 name is not clear.

A paper filing system is maintained on a regular basis as business changes and grows, so should you regularly maintain your computer's filing system. You will want to discard documents as they become out of date. You will findrepparttar 107912 need to move folders and/or documents to another location. You may even want to rename a file. Windows Explorer provides many commands that help you create and maintain a filing system specifically suited to your personal needs. Below are listed some ofrepparttar 107913 commands onrepparttar 107914 file menu that will aid you in keeping your filing system in order.

Important File Menu Commands for File Management 1. New -- To create a new folder of subfolder 2. Delete -- To delete a file or folder 3. Rename -- To changerepparttar 107915 name of a file or folder

To save a file click on FILE inrepparttar 107916 menu bar, select SAVE. In repparttar 107917 dialog box typerepparttar 107918 name you want to giverepparttar 107919 file and click onrepparttar 107920 Save button. The document is now saved on your hard disk.

To create a new folder in Windows Explorer click once on hard drive icon (usually (C) to make it active. In this wayrepparttar 107921 new folder won't become a subfolder of another folder). Click FILE onrepparttar 107922 menu bar, select NEW and click FOLDER. A new folder will be created. The new folder is highlighted so you can type in a name forrepparttar 107923 folder. Notice inrepparttar 107924 left pane of Windows Explorer that there are plus signs torepparttar 107925 left of some ofrepparttar 107926 folders. If you click on a plus sign it will change to a minus sign and several subfolders are displayed underrepparttar 107927 the folder icon. Still some of these folders may have a plus sign indicating subfolders within then. Click on repparttar 107928 different folders inrepparttar 107929 directory tree, and watch howrepparttar 107930 tree will continue to expand and display its different branches of folders and subfolders Files can be easily deleted. First selectrepparttar 107931 folder in which repparttar 107932 file is being stored by double clicking on it. Rememberrepparttar 107933 folder will be onrepparttar 107934 left side ofrepparttar 107935 Explorer window. The files will now be displayed inrepparttar 107936 right pane. To deleterepparttar 107937 file, click onrepparttar 107938 file icon orrepparttar 107939 file's name. Click FILE on repparttar 107940 menu bar and clickrepparttar 107941 DELETE command. A dialog box appears asking you to confirm that you want to deleterepparttar 107942 file and send it to Recycle Bin. This is an safeguard to double-check your command to deleterepparttar 107943 file. Clickrepparttar 107944 Yes button to confirm your decision. The file will be removed from your folder and placed inrepparttar 107945 Recycle Bin where it is stored should you decide to restorerepparttar 107946 file at a later time. The dialog box andrepparttar 107947 recycle bin both protect against deleting a file by mistake.

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