Ever feel as though Windows XP was running YOU, instead of the other way around? Maybe it's time to show Windows who's boss. Make it run YOUR way. Get rid of the stuff that doesn't help you do what you want to do. Soup up security so you're better protected against spyware and other nasties. Find things faster with more efficient searches. Woody Leonhard shows you exactly how to do it in Windows XP Hacks & Mods For Dummies.
Don't let the word "hack" intimidate you. Woody walks you through every suggested adjustment step by step. He even provides plenty of explanation about what's involved and what tools you need. Windows XP Hacks & Mods For Dummies even gives you a convenient list of common hacks you should avoid because they don't accomplish much. You'll discover how to:
- Eliminate the annoying features that came pre-installed on your PC
- Speed up your system performance
- Pin programs, folders, files, and Web pages so they appear on your Start menu
- Launch applications more quickly
- Boost the performance of your favorite games
- Get the most from your iPod and Windows Media Player
- Navigate peer-to-peer file sharing safely
- Find free virus protection
In the fun and friendly Dummies style, Woody Leonhard gives you tons of helpful advice to make your relationship with Windows XP a lot more rewarding.
A guide to using the Flash authoring tool covers such topics as modifying graphics, working with symbols, frame-by-frame animations, building buttons for interactivity, and adding sound.
This volume provides a guide to developing web applications with PHP on the Microsoft Windows platform.
As business becomes more and more global, software developers increasingly need to make applications multi-lingual and culturally aware. The .NET Framework may well have the most comprehensive support for internationalization and globalization of any development platform to date, and .NET Internationalization teaches developers how to unlock and utilize that support.Experienced international application developer Guy Smith-Ferrier covers the internationalization of both Windows Forms and ASP.NET applications, using both Versions 1.1 and 2.0 of the .NET Framework. Smith-Ferrier not only teaches you the best ways to take advantage of the globalization and internationalization features built in to the .NET Framework and Visual Studio, he also provides original code to take globalized applications to the next level of international utility and maintainability. Key topics include - An introduction to the internationalization process and how localization and globalization are supported in Windows and the .NET Framework - The use of resource managers, cultures, resource DLLs, and localized strings, images, and files--including strongly typed resources - Detailed coverage of form localization in Windows Forms and Web Forms - Dealing with regional cultures and their casing, collation, and calendars - Managing right-to-left Middle-Eastern text and pictographic East Asian languages - How to use the book's original resource administration utilities - How to translate resources with machine translation - How to create custom cultures and integrate them with the .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 - How resource managers work and how to write custom resource managers, including a resource manager that uses a database - How to test your internationalization with FxCop using new and existing globalization rules - How to effectively include the translator in the internationalization process Whether you are a developer, architect, or manager, if you are involved in international applications with the .NET Framework, this is the one book you need to read and understand before you start development. Guy Smith-Ferrier is an author, developer, trainer, and speaker with more than 20 years of software engineering experience. He has internationalized applications in four development platforms, including the .NET Framework. A frequent conference speaker, Guy is the author of C# and .NET courseware and has written numerous articles. You can read his blog at www.guysmithferrier.com.
Offers optimization and troubleshooting tips and solutions, organized by topic. This guidebook helps to diagnose and fix Windows XP problems. It is meant as an on-the-job companion, featuring information in a step-by-step, and task-oriented format.
Whether you're new to Active Directory (AD) or a savvy system administrator looking to brush up on your skills, Active Directory for Dummies, 2nd Edition will steer you in the right direction Since its original release, Microsoft's implementation of the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) for the Windows Server line of networking software has become one of the most popular directory service products in the world. If you are involved with the design and support of Microsoft directory services and/or solutions, you really need this book
You'll understand the basics of AD and utilize its structures to simplify your life and secure your digital environment. You'll discover how to exert fine-grained control over groups, assets, security, permissions, and policies on a Windows network and efficiently configure, manage, and update the network. You'll find new and updated material on security improvements, significant user interface changes, and updates to the AD scripting engine, password policies, accidental object deletion protection, and more. You will learn how to:
- Navigate the functions and structures of AD
- Understand business and technical requirements and determine goals
- Become familiar with physical components like site links, network services, and site topology
- Manage and monitor new features, AD replication, and schema management
- Maintain AD databases
- Avoid common AD mistakes that can undermine network security
Complete with lists of the ten most important points about AD, and ten cool Web resources, and ten troubleshooting tips, Active Directory For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Active Directory.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Terminal Services is built into Windows 2000, so administrators can remotely execute applications and better control software, backups, and license issues. This title contains information that aims to help administrators solve problems quickly. It contains organized interior, and easy-to-identify icons, so readers can quickly spot the command.
Active Directory is the new directory service for Windows 2000. Basically, it will be a network service that identifies all resources on a network and makes them accessible to users and applications. This was not found in previous versions of NT, and administrators will have to learn a completely new way of managing their directories. This is the feature of Windows 2000 that administrators are looking forward to using. This book should help them with the day-to-day tasks, and assist in managing their networks.