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Windows xp for dummies - Rahbone A.

Rahbone A. Windows xp for dummies - Hungry minds , 2001. - 430 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-0893-8
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That’s the word recipe — nothing else. As soon as you begin to type, Outlook Express begins weeding out newsgroups that don’t contain the letters of the word recipe. Eventually, only the newsgroups that deal with recipes remain on your screen.
3. Look through the findings for something interesting.
In this case, a dozen or so newsgroups deal with recipes. Click the scroll bar to the right of the Newsgroup box to view all of the findings.
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4. Subscribe to the newsgroup you want.
Click a newsgroup name that looks interesting and then click the Subscribe button to the right. A little icon appears beside the name to let you know that you’ve subscribed. Subscribe to as many or as few newsgroups as you want.
5. After subscribing to your chosen newsgroups, click the OK button.
Your newly chosen newsgroups now appear at the very bottom of the folders on the left side of the Outlook Express window. (No folders? Click the News button and click the little push pin to lock the folders in place.)
6. Click one of your recently subscribed names.
A list of postings in that particular newsgroup appears on the right side of the screen, as shown in Figure 12-12.
Figure 12-12:
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7. Finally, click one of the postings to see what that person has written about the topic.
In Figure 12-12, for example, you click Pork Ribs, and Outlook Express brings up the message in a window, just as if it were an email. (The “Re:” in front of a message means that message is a response to somebody’s message about vital gluten.)
That’s it; you’ve subscribed to the wacky world of newsgroups, where you can find people chatting about nearly every subject imaginable — and some unimaginable ones as well.
A To respond to a newsgroup post, treat it as if it were e-mail. Click the Reply Group button at the top of the window, type your response, and click the Send button.
A Newsgroups are public information, as opposed to e-mail, which is private. Don’t say anything on a newsgroup that might hurt your chances for public office. (And don’t write anything that you wouldn’t want your parents, spouse, boss, or next-door neighbor to read.)
A Some of the information on newsgroups deals with very adult-oriented content. Make sure that you know what newsgroups your kids are reading.
A Newsgroups can be a valuable source of computer help. If your monitor isn’t working correctly, look for a newsgroup dealing with monitor issues. You may even find a newsgroup dealing with your specific brand of monitor. Post your question, and see if anybody has had a similar problem and, best yet, found a solution.
A Many people who hang out on newsgroups view themselves as oldtimers who resent any encroachment on their territory. Before posting, spend some time lurking on a newsgroup to get a taste of its particular flavor and decorum. Read the current posts for a few days to catch the group’s flavor before adding your own spice.
Chapter 13
Sound! Movies! Media Player!
In This Chapter
B Figuring out Media Player
B Finding music, radio, and movie trailers on the Internet B Finding and cataloging the music on your computer B Playing CDs and DVDs B Playing MP3s, WMAs, and video B Creating WMAs
B Making Media Player create MP3s and play DVDs B Moving music to and from MP3 players B Creating CDs
B Adding skins to Media Player B Using the My Pictures and My Music folders B Fixing sound and video problems
for years, computers could only cut loose with a rude beep, which they issued to harass confused users who pressed the wrong key. The Windows XP Media Player 8 changes all that, handling fancy videos, Internet radio stations, CDs, DVDs, MP3s, and more. But only if you press the right keys.
In fact, the program does so much that figuring out exactly what it’s supposed to be doing (and when) is overwhelming. This chapter shows how to do it all, and because there’s so much to cover, I’ll stop blabbing and start explaining.
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