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Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 8. New Networking Features

IN THIS CHAPTER

The Network Center

Network Map

Common Network Tasks

• Windows Collaboration

The Sync Center

For many years, networking was the private playground of IT panjandrums. Its obscure lingo and arcane hardware were familiar to only this small coterie of computer cognoscenti. Workers who needed access to network resources had to pay obeisance to these powers-that-be, genuflecting in just the right way, tossing in the odd salaam or two.

Lately, however, we’ve seen a democratization of networking. Thanks to the trend away from mainframes and toward client/server setups, thanks to the migration from dumb terminals to smarter PCs, and thanks to the advent of easy peer-to-peer setups, networking ...

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