IntranetWritten by Pawan Bangar
Intranets What exactly is an intranet? It's one of those terms that's more thrown around than understood, and has become more of a buzzword than a commonly understood idea. Simply put, an intranet is a private network with Internet technology used as underlying architecture. An intranet is built using Internet's TCP/IP protocols for communications. TCP/IP protocols can be run on many hardware platforms and cabling schemes. The underlying hardware is not what makes an intranet-it's software protocols that matter. Intranets can co-exist with other local area networking technology. In many companies, existing "legacy systems" including mainframes, Novell networks, minicomputers, and various databases, are being integrated into an intranet. A wide variety of tools allow this to happen. Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripting is often used to access legacy databases from an intranet. The Java programming language can be used to access legacy databases as well. With enormous growth of Internet, an increasing number of people in corporations use
The Cycle of Windows Life.Written by Michael List
As with all creatures, Windows GUIís (Graphic User Interface) running Windows 9x operating system, including Windows ME, has a life cycle.
If your computer is setup correctly and you donít regularly add and remove components or programs,the Windows life cycle usually will last about three years. You will know when Windows is fading by signs it gives you. The most common is GPF (General Protection Fault), you will see this from time to time while using programs in Windows, you know, errors that come up telling you that something has caused an illegal operation and although you have a couple of options, you still wind up using infamous Ctr-Alt-Del soft boot to rectify problem.
This is whatís happening: Time and usage takes its toll on your computers hardware and software. Windows9x/Me is no exception. Each time you add and remove components and/or software Windows has to make massive changes to itself. This includes rearranging files, adding and deleting dynamic linking files and hundreds of other changes. Over time even Windows starts getting Alzheimerís disease. Fortunately there is a cure.
Windows has a number of programs built-in that can increase longevity of your system. The most important of these is SCANDISK, you can run scandisk by clicking on START, PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES,