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Category: Networking

What is NetBIOS/NetBEUI?

NetBIOS is an acronym and that stands for Network Basic Input Output system. It provides service which allows applications on different computers to talk to each other on a LAN(Local Area Network). As NetBIOS just provides Application Programming Interface, it is not a protocol of networking. NetBIOS is just a session layer service.  This session layer service is used to broadcast the computer names.

Category: Hardware

What is a USB Flash Drive?

A USB flash drive is a portable device that is used to store data and information via the USB port on a computer or other media.  USB stands for “Universal Serial Bus.” It is a portal by which most devices are connected to a data source.  USB flash drives differ from other storage media since it is more compact and removable making it the better choice when you need to take your information with you.

Category: Microsoft

How to Set up a Virtual Machine Using Microsoft Virtual PC

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 provides you with a platform to create and run more than one virtual machine (desktop or server).  Each virtual machine runs with its own operating system.  Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 now supports Windows Server 2008, Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP1 operating systems, as well as all other operating system.

Installation of virtual machines using Microsoft Virtual PC consists of the following steps:

Category: Microsoft

What is Silverlight and why do we need it?

It is becoming increasingly common to find a message suddenly appears on our screens, urging us to install Microsoft® Silverlight® when browsing through websites, and in particular, when we are visiting sites owned by Microsoft. But, many of us are still unsure what Silverlight is, why we need to install it just to look at websites, and how it can be used to enhance our own website content and take it to the next level in technological advancement.