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Examining Different Types of Intrusion Detection Systems

Intrusion detection is defined as real-time monitoring and analysis of network activity and data for potential vulnerabilities and attacks in progress. One major limitation of current intrusion detection [more…]

How to Install Software in Windows XP

If you want to install software in Windows XP, just pop in the software CD. If the installation window appears — as it often does — click Next to run the software and follow the installation prompts. If [more…]

How to Uninstall Programs in Windows XP

Removing applications is generally the same in all versions of Windows. Just follow these steps to uninstall programs you no longer want to use in Windows XP. [more…]

How to Uninstall Programs in Windows Vista

Removing applications is generally the same in all versions of Windows. Just follow these steps to uninstall programs you no longer want to use in Windows Vista. [more…]

How to Switch between Running Applications in Windows Vista

If you need more than one program open at a time, you can quickly switch between those running applications in Windows Vista. The keystroke of genius presented here enables you to quickly and efficiently [more…]

How to Connect Your Laptop to an Unknown SSID in Windows Vista

For security reasons, some wireless networks don’t broadcast their SSIDs. A wireless network not broadcasting its SSID doesn’t show up in your laptop’s list of networks. [more…]

What You Can Do with Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop is a Windows Vista feature that lets you share work between your laptop and desktop computers. When the remote desktop is set up and connected, what you see on your laptop’s screen is actually [more…]

How to Open Recently Used Items in Windows Vista

You can quickly open recently used items in Windows Vista, and you can access all of your recently used items in one place — regardless of the application you used to create them. Finding your recently [more…]

Manage Your E-Mail Contacts in Windows Mail

Like most people, you will probably have multiple e-mail contacts. Windows Vista uses the Contacts folder to help you manage your e-mail contacts. (Windows XP used the Address Book.) The following figure [more…]

How to Use the Calculator in Windows XP

You can use the calculator in Windows XP to calculate anything you would on a regular calculator. You can add, subtract, divide, multiply, and even perform more complicated calculations using the calculator [more…]

Understanding the Different Kinds of Intellectual Property

Licensing violations are among the most prevalent examples of intellectual property rights infringement. Other examples include plagiarism, software piracy, and corporate espionage. [more…]

How to Put Your Laptop into Hibernation Mode

Hibernation is a useful power management feature that's often sadly ignored despite its great benefits. When you hibernate a laptop, you’re essentially turning it off. So, unlike Stand By [more…]

Cracking the UNIX Shell

After you figure out which general variety of UNIX you have, you must figure out one other vital consideration: which shell you're using. Although you may say, [more…]

Being Sysadmin, the Root User in SUSE Linux 9.3

System administration, or sysadmin for short, refers to whatever has to be done to keep a computer system up and running; the system administrator (also called the [more…]

How to Create a Formatted Document in WordPad for Windows Vista

WordPad for Windows Vista is a free program in which you can create and format documents quickly. Use Vista's WordPad to create simple documents, such as quick letters or basic reports. You can even use [more…]

How to Disable the Windows XP Guest Account on Your Laptop

The Windows XP Guest account allows anyone to use your laptop. Even considering that the Guest account is highly limited, that's just enough for a data thief to get a foothold and start hacking away. [more…]

Troubleshoot a Network

At some point, you will need to troubleshoot your network. When troubleshooting your network, you will use a systematic approach to solving problems that occur. Follow these steps to troubleshoot a network [more…]

Set Up Internet Explorer for the First Time

To allow Vista to communicate with Internet Explorer, you need to perform an initial setup of Internet Explorer. Vista offers a wizard to guide you smoothly through the process of setting up Internet Explorer [more…]

Manually Add a Printer in Windows Vista

In Windows, you need to manually add a printer in some cases. To manually add a printer, click the Add a Printer toolbar button in the Printers window. [more…]

The Components of a Wired Network

It’s important to buy the right components when setting up a wired network. The primary parts of a wired network are the cable, network adapters, and router. These are described in the following sections [more…]

How to Switch between Running Applications in Windows XP

If you need more than one program open at a time, you can quickly switch between those running applications in Windows XP. The keystroke of genius presented here enables you to quickly and efficiently [more…]

Installing and Using Software with DOS

No one but a tech-head really likes to install software. A techie takes pride in trying to set the thing up without first reading the manuals. Installation [more…]

How to Insert a Hyperlink into a File Using Windows XP

Inserting a hyperlink into a file allows others to double-click the link and automatically check out a Web site, document, or other information. Inserting a hyperlink into a file saves you time because [more…]

How to Set Up or Change a User Account

User accounts are set up or changed for various reasons. Your administrator is responsible for setting up or changing user accounts.

Follow these steps to add another user account to your PC or change an [more…]

Customize (or Get Rid of) the Windows Vista Sidebar

You can customize (or get rid of) the Windows Vista Sidebar. You customize the Sidebar so that you can be more productive. You close the Sidebar if it takes up too much real estate on your screen. [more…]

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