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Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista, Second Edition by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Chapter 19. Overview of Windows Networking

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Networking for Everybody

It’s strange to realize that a scant 25 years ago, having the computers in an office connected to each other through a network was an expensive proposition handled by highly trained technicians—and networks in homes were nonexistent.

Today networks aren’t limited to just the work environment. Many homes that start out with one computer quickly end up with two or more, and it’s incredibly useful to tie them together through networking. Networking lets you ...

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