Chapter 13. Using Mobile Computers

Users with mobile computers have special needs, assuming they actually travel with their computers. Their biggest need is access to files when they're not connected to the network. Just because they're not connected to the network doesn't mean they don't need access to their files. Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional helps out in two ways. First, offline files make taking network files with you easy. Second, Briefcase, a feature that Windows 95 introduced, fills the voids left by offline files.

A bigger need is good power management, though. If you're traveling with a mobile computer, power is not always available and you want the battery to last as long as possible. For that matter, if you were curled up with ...

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